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Welcome to Pilates

Pilates is a mindbody practice of physical exercise with an inwardly directed contemplative focus (IDEA Mind-body Fitness Committed 1997-2001).  Early in the 20th century, German immigrant Joseph Pilates developed this system of exercise in an attempt to rehabilitate soldiers returning from the first World War.

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Welcome to Hatha Yoga

A Mindbody Practice Yoga is a mindbody practice of physical exercise with an inwardly directed contemplative focus (IDEA Mind-body Fitness Committee 1990 -2001). The key is combining muscular activity with “nonjudgmental mindfulness”.

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“Yogettiquette”

Yoga is, in addition to being a strength/balance/flexibility/relation practice, also a meditative practice. It is designed to relax the body and calm the mind. Thank you for honoring the spirit of yoga. In order to enhance your yoga experience and that of all students, please observe the following guidelines.

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Introduction to Psychodrama

This course explores the theory, history, methods, and practice of psychodrama and its applications in psychology, theatre, education and more. Through a combination didactic and experiential methods, students will learn role theory, and the “Canon of Creativity”, sociometry as well as the art of “doubling” and role reversal.

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Creative Arts for Health and Healing

Introduction to use of creative arts methods to facilitate heath and healing (drama, dance, music, art, literature) – body, mind, heart, and spirit.  Individuals will identify goals for individual well-being and identify obstacles to meeting those goals and experience how creative arts empower change.

For more information and to schedule this workshop contact Linda at linda.healingbridges@gmail.com (410) 827-8324

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Wellness In Action – The Art of Being Well

Health Educator, lifestyle consultant, fitness/yoga instructor and psychodramatist Linda Ciotola joins social worker, singer/songwriter and experiential therapist Kathy Amsden to provide an informative, fun and hands-on experience of putting Wellness Into Action.

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Beyond The Silence & The Fury-Action Methods with Eating Disorders

For Eating Disorder clients, the struggles with food, weight, and appearance reflect the inability to voice feelings and emotional pain. The body becomes the battleground for this war of self expression. Clients become silent and “stuck” in self destructive patterns in an attempt to move the emotional pain out of their bodies.

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Personal Growth/Self Care For Healers & Helpers

Restoration, Renewal, and Support

Caregivers need time for self-care and restoration. This personal growth workshop experience is for individuals in the helping professions who need to build and strengthen self-care resources, to resolve life and relationship dilemmas, and to create a place of trust and safety within oneself.

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Action Methods Consultation Group

Overview:  This consultation group will explore members’ questions and concerns about applying action methods in their settings of choice. We expect to address issues such as:

Ways to introduce and explain the rationale for using action methods in individual and group settings.

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