Along with the gifts of a human body come inevitable experiences of physical discomfort: from daily aches to illness, aging and chronic pain. In this daylong workshop, we will explore how to work skillfully with body pain, and how practicing wisely with pain strengthens the heart and can be a doorway to release.
The workshop is designed for those living with pain, for care-givers and those working with people in pain, as well as for all practitioners who are interested in this topic.
This workshop will include silent meditation in all four postures -- sitting, standing, walking and lying down -- as well as guided movement, reflection, dialogue and practical tools for working with pain.
Oren Jay Sofer, a member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council, teaches meditation and communication retreats and workshops nationally. He is a Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication, a Course Trainer at Mindful Schools, and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for healing trauma. Oren also holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University and is the author of Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication