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FACE 2 FACE; Fight, Flight, Freedom

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Aloha Wellness Center

239 Haili St.

Hilo, HI 96720

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An eagle represents freedom. It has the ability to rise above and see things from a broader perspective. In a storm, it will spread its wings and use the currents to reach great heights while other birds fly away. An eagle has the inherent gift of flight, and its calling is to soar. In this Face 2 Face event, we'll be exploring; what gifts were you born with? What part of you wants to be released from the cage?

Just as two mirrors facing each other create an infinity pattern, when two humans connect in dyads, consciousness is expanded. Within this context we'll be co-exploring growth edges and new possibilities. We'll be using very specific exercises in authentic communication, listening, and seeing - but not in the sense of "normal" small-talk, sharing, or conversations. Other than structured communication exercises with partners, we will be in silence and isolation through most of this event. This will also be a preview of Trauma 2 Satori, which is a longer, fully immersive weekend retreat.

What it is:

  • A safe, supportive environment for self-exploration and authentic communication.
  • A practice of deeply seeing and listening to others.
  • A helpful adjunct for trauma therapies or meditation practices.
  • A very powerful awareness practice.


What it isn't:

  • Philosophy.
  • Tough love.
  • Therapy.
  • Advice.


The value you'll receive is to:

  • Unlock and reclaim energy wasted in unconscious survival responses.
  • Increase the ability to connect with self and others by practicing deep presence while communicating and listening.
  • Build greater capacity for handling chaotic and stressful situations.
  • Increase your ability to accurately track inner-body sensations, which is a key to meditation, emotional self-regulation, and trauma resolution.


Event Background:

The processes we'll be using are based in part on Somatic Experiencing®, the social engagement system as described by Dr. Stephen Porges, and the "Enlightenment Intensive" concept which was created by Charles and Ava Berner in the 1960's.

From infancy, our nervous systems formed in a relational context with our primary caregiver(s). Through these early interactions, we instinctively learned to survive by following an attachment blueprint. When conditions are not ideal, survival strategies can sometimes become maladaptations later in life, sabotaging our ability to deeply connect. Also, it's during these first years of life when our ability to handle stress and adversity was shaped. As adults, it is possible to transform early shortcomings, and to heal trauma and the resulting shame it sometimes produces. We do this through safe processes which include attunement with empathic, non-stressed, non-depressed others. We'll be using very specific techniques which elicit presence, and help to create the necessary conditions for positive transformation and growth.

Event Details:

This evening be highly experiential and interactive. Clear instructions will be given to facilitate safe, nourishing connections and self-exploration within dyads (with partners), and within a group setting. We will be seated on the floor with meditation cushions or back jacks, and folding chairs will be available for those who may need them. Part of the process will also involve movement, so loose-fittng clothing is recommended.

For additional events and retreats, please see:

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Hilo, HI 96720

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