shutterstock_121688848BEYOND PSYCHEDELICS: THE JOURNEY HOME

APRIL 8, 2016 (Sat), 9:00am – 7pm

Location: Vancouver Island, BCJoin us for a one-day retreat — at a beautiful location south of Nanaimo, BC, on Vancouver Island — where we work with guided breath work sessions, artistic expression, embodied presence, and silent meditation. We will be exploring deeply the relationships we have with ourselves, others and the Divine.

You will have the opportunity to move through and beyond the stories that inform your personal narrative into the vital and thrilling connections that are available with everyone and everything, always.

Russian mystic G.I. Gurdjieff told his students that the only aim worth pursuing is to be able to BE. The beauty and simplicity of relaxing into the simple ease of being is something that eludes many sincere seekers. When we are able to cease struggling against who we are and accept and embrace our wholeness in every moment we can begin to actualize our creative potential in ways we may have never dreamed possible.

This retreat also incorporates walking meditations on nearby trails, an integration circle, and the sharing of a meal prepared by the group. Participants will also be invite to share musical offerings or spoken word.

This retreat will be led by Bruce Tobin, PhD, RCC, ATR, and Kevin Parker, MA, RCC.

Bruce Tobin, PhD, is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Child & Youth Care at the University of Victoria. With a background in philosophy, he has been in private practice as a psychotherapist for 30 years, and has been a Registered Clinical Counsellor since 1992. He has pursued interests in the role of non-ordinary states of consciousness in emotional healing the growth, and in the interface between the scientific, psychological and spiritual dimensions of human life. He has trained with Dr. Stanislav Grof, and is a member of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies.

Kevin Parker, MA, RCC, works as a transpersonal psychotherapist in BC, Canada. His focus has been the integration of spirituality and psychology. A practitioner of Vipassana meditation and Kundalini yoga, he has learned from such pioneers in the field of transpersonal psychology and spirituality, including Stanislav Grof, Ram Dass, Gabor Mate, and Reginald Ray. His experience with Amazonian plant medicine and entheogens starting in 2006 inspired him to found the Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum, which explores how plant medicines and psychedelics can assist in the therapeutic process. Kevin is also an accomplished artist, singer/songwriter, and drum circle facilitator.

Fee: $126 + GST per person

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