Consciousness Counseling

Consciousness Counseling

A practice of being present with what is, exactly as it is, inspired by many spiritual and psychological traditions. Influences include: Western Non-dualism, Advaita Vedanta, Native American Wisdom, Carl Rogers (Person Centered Therapy), Friz Perls (Gestalt Therapy), Eugene Gendlin (Focusing), Object Relations, Expressive Arts, Play Therapy, Sandplay, Biofeedback and Somatics, Body-oriented Psychotherapies, and Addiction / Codependence Recovery. Individuals, couples, and people in myriad relationships all benefit from this supportive space of transformation.

 

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Conscious Couples Counseling

Conscious Couples Counseling

Rain has been working with couples for many years traversing the realms of sexuality, new relationships, parenting, discernment, open relationships, communication, major life decisions, and more! Level 3 trained in the Gottman Method, techniques are dyadic and evidence based. Prior research in orgasm, sensuality, pleasure, and the nature of relationships also gives Rain an approach that is both soft and encouraging while being deliberate and engaging. Greatly influenced by spiritual counseling and psychophysiology, the presence in the room allows for the couple to do the necessary work that will make a lasting and positive difference over time.

 

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Stillwater Meditation

Stillwater Meditation

Unfolding and relaxing into one’s natural and undivided self, the present moment is beginningless and full of life! Within our weekly meetings, a safe space is provided for meditators to explore one’s own relationship with what is just as it is, ask questions, rest with deep inquiry, be compassionate toward perceived blocks, and melt into eternity.

Participants are welcome in person, online, or by phone. $15 drop in, subscription plans are also available.

Stillwater Meditation Weekly Group

Wednesdays at 12:30pm, Pacific Time

  • Please arrive at 12:15 to get settled and check in. We will begin in silence at noon. Thank you!

Stillwater Meditation Weekly Class

Thursdays at noon, Pacific Time

  • Please arrive at 11:45 to get settled and check in. We will begin class at noon. Thank you!

2019 Holidays

Stillwater Meditation will not be meeting on the following dates:

November 28, December 25

 

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Stillwater Meditation Fall Intensive 2019

The Inward Turning of Autumn

Sunday, September 22, 2019, 1:30pm – 5pm

$60

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meditation@rainelizabeth.org

 

All groups and intensives are held at Rain Elizabeth Healing Arts, 333 Miller Avenue, Suite 7G, Mill Valley, California 94941.

Emotional Integrative Bodywork

Emotional Integrative Bodywork

A blend of various massage approaches with an integration of counseling and meditation instruction or spirituality exploration as indicated by the client’s need. The massage techniques used are swedish, shiatsu, reflexology, and polarity (a form of energy work). EIB sessions are multi-modal by design. Honoring the body, mind, emotions, and spirit, healing is facilitated on many levels. Because of this, transformation is more easily maintained as a body of work is completed. EIB leaves clients feeling more awake, aware, alive, and connected with what is truly important in one’s life. Trauma resolution, embodiment, and major life decisions are all examples of experiences addressed through this comprehensive modality.

 

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Family Coaching

Family Coaching

Whatever is in your heart about being a parent or caregiver will be listened to, honored, and deeply considered. A simple, clear, and thoughtful approach to parenting and the self care needed to do so well is shared through sessions in person, by phone, or online. Practical tools and suggestions are given to try in your own way and own time, with the follow through necessary to discover what works best for you and your loved ones. Conception, postpartum, family decision making, nursing / weaning, school searches, sibling relations, aggression, multi-generational family relationships, anxiety, depression, anger, boundaries, emotions, eating styles, daily routines, rituals and celebrations, sleep, attunement, intimacy, sexuality, death / dying, and loss are all examples of parenting issues successfully addressed. Many theorists have influenced this work, including Patty Wipfler’s Parenting by Connection approach of nourishing the sacred space that is family.

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“If you find an intelligent companion,
A fellow traveler,
A sage of good conduct,
You should travel together,
Delighted and mindful.”
– The Dhammapada, translated by Gil Fronsdal

“If we could untangle the mysteries of life and unravel the energies which run through the world; if we could evaluate correctly the significance of passing events; if we could measure the struggles, dilemmas, and aspirations of mankind, we could find that nothing is born out of time. Everything comes at its appointed moment.” – Joseph R. Sizoo

“The symbols of the self arise in the depths of the body.”

– C.G. Jung

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, because what the world needs is people who have come alive!” – Howard Thurman

“This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love.” – Hafiz

“Meditation is not a technique to master; it is the highest form of prayer, a naked act of love and effortless surrender into the silent abyss beyond all knowing.” – Adyashanti

“The point is to learn from whatever is experienced, whether it’s liked or disliked, beautiful or ugly. Everything will teach us if we let it.” – Ajahn Amaro, Finding the Missing Peace

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”

– Aristotle

“We cannot say that there is no past or no future, only that past, present, and future occur in the timeless Now.” – Dorothy Hunt

“Eye contact, gentle touch, warmth in our voices, and caring words are balm for your child’s being.” – Patty Wipfler

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” – Anna Quindlen

“Healing is being present with what is, exactly as it is.”

– Rain Elizabeth Stickney

“When hearts are open and awake, we bring warmth and blessings to our community and the world.” – Jack Kornfield

“The sacred is the reality of you. It’s the reality of everything.” – Adyashanti

“The body tells a story. It is, in fact, a living autobiography.”

– Elaine Mayland

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