April 29, 2017 – February 4, 2018
Four Weekends and Six Sundays, 9am-5pm (except as listed)
Payment plans are available: $150 per month for 10 months
Call SFSOM to Register: 505-982-8398
This training is open to non-bodyworkers, with instructor interview.
Intuitive Presence with Cathy Black, M.A.
Intuitive Presence is a subtle energy approach for those who wish to deepen intuition and the power of presence in their work and their lives. This is not so much a method, as it is a process for deepening awareness of self and other. The training is an exciting journey that invites the depth of one’s inner life to find creative and meaningful expression through subtle energywork and healing, meditation, and movement. By awakening consciousness for the cultivation of intuition and subtle awareness, participants will gain skills that expand their experience and understanding of intuitive healing processes.
Practitioners of most bodywork modalities will find this to be a valuable integrative process in their work with clients. Those who are not bodywork professionals will learn how to work with others in a healing and subtle touch modality that can be used with friends and family.
A 100-hour certificate is available for attending this training. Part 1 focuses more on the personal awareness and skill development of the practitioner, while Part 2 includes more emphasis on working with the healing process with clients. However, all elements are present throughout the training. The courses are comprised of the following categories: Intuition and Presence, Process of Transformation, Consciousness in Healing, and The Intuitive Pathway. Courses include 4 hours of ethics, and 8 hours of supervised clinic. Please read below for more detailed course descriptions.
April 29 – Awareness and Sensitivity
April 30 – Intuition and Presence I
May 21 – Intuition and Presence II
June 25 – Intuition and Presence III
July 16 – Process of Transformation I
August 19 – Process of Transformation II
August 20 – Ethics for Intuitive Healing and Process of Transformation III
October 1 (in Taos) – Consciousness in Healing I
November 12 – Consciousness in Healing II
December 10 – Consciousness in Healing III
January 6 – Clinic (9am-6pm)
January 7 – The Intuitive Pathway I
February 3 – The Intuitive Pathway II
February 4 – The Intuitive Pathway III and Closure (9am-6pm)
Intuition and Presence
Awakening intuition is enhanced by your ability to deepen your sensitivity and bring awareness to being more present in the moment. In this section, you will explore your innate intuitive language and ways in which you already embody intuition. You will also learn new ways to express intuition and investigate the challenges you face with this faculty. We will work together as a group to create a supportive environment in which intuition may be explored and trusted. You will also learn about the underlying power of intention and the importance of “trusting the process” as you explore a sense of flow and deepening presence in your work with others. Meditations and clothed exchanges serve to evoke a deepened healing presence for you to embody, while addressing the subtle anatomy of the energetic bodies and how to intuitively work with subtle energy in healing work.
Process of Transformation
This part of the course will focus on the energetic roots of transformation. Students can expect to learn skills for themselves and their life in a nurturing and healing environment. The morning sessions will be devoted to understanding and discerning specific energetic cycles of transformation from both a personal and professional perspective. Practice sessions in the afternoon will be intuitive energy sessions held in class. These sessions will serve a two-fold purpose: to apply skills from what was learned in the morning and to address specific areas of expertise each student wants to focus on in their life and work.
Consciousness in Healing
This section will focus on the subtle aspects of healing and intuition as they relate to consciousness and our spiritual nature. We will have focused time in self-reflection through meditation, movement, and other contemplative exercises. Participants will also work with one another through touch and subtle, intuitive energy techniques, enhanced by the experiences that are evoked through their inner contemplative time.
The Intuitive Pathway
Cultivating intuition and deepening presence require a personal commitment to being aware of yourself, from which an awareness of others and the world may deepen. This segment of the training offers a personal as well as a professional journey of how the intuitive pathway unfolds in our lives and in the healing process. This helps to create a particular paradigm of living life with integrity from within and interconnection with the greater whole of life.
Clinic is included in the training for those seeking a 100-hour certification. In addition to the courses listed above, participants work in a supervised energywork clinic at the school where they work on the public.
Instructor: Cathy Black, M.A. began working with healing, massage, and meditation in 1980. She has worked with individuals and groups in Intuitive Massage and Intuitive Healing, including the Healing Quality of Touch at Scherer’s [SFSOM] in Santa Fe and Taos. Intuitive Presence is the work that has grown out of her many years of meditation practice, private practice in Intuitive Massage and healing, and 32 years of teaching experience.
Cathy is a minister in the Unity of All Life and graduated with a Master’s degree in Intuitive Healing and Facilitation from Lesley University. Cathy is co-owner of the Santa Fe School of Massage, TaoSatva dance and healing arts center, and currently focuses her practice and teaching on cultivating healing presence and subtle energy awareness. She lives in Taos with her husband Keith, on the banks of the magical Rio Pueblo.
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