Conscious Body Workshop
Somatic therapist Aaron Zweig will lead an introduction to stress reduction principles, and how eliminating negative thought patterns can decrease physical and mental pain.
When: Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, 1:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Where: Yoga Soup, 28 Parker Wy., Santa Barbara
Cost: Not available
Age limit: Not available
New research shows that mental constructs that shape how we feel about ourselves may make pain more or less significant. "Pain is an opinion,” suggests V.S. Ramachandran, not just a message from injured tissues which must be accepted at face value, but a complex experience that is thoroughly tuned by the brain. “There is no pain without brain,” he posits. Ramachandran is not a mystic or a spiritual guru, but a neurologist and scientific researcher. His new book, entitled Phantoms in the Brain, offers clear insight that the health of the organism plays a large role in how pain is received and interpreted.
Zweig has created a class to reduce the play of negative thinking that causes stress, and decreases perception of pain, both physical and mental. Conscious Body Workshop helps to flush out unconscious negative thought patterns and eliminate them. Participants' results are greater self-acceptance, courage and a willingness to take responsibility for their situations. In short, a reduction of stress, and therefore pain.
This mini-workshop is an example of on-going groups Zweig leads.
Event posted Aug. 24, 2011
Last updated Aug. 24, 2011