- March 13, 2021
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Spring Equinox Online Finger Labyrinth Meditation Workshop: Using the Labyrinth in Your Therapy Practice and Beyond
Kathryn Bikle, LMFT
2-hour training on March 13, 2021, 9:30 am to 12 Noon.
Dean Bender is the ZOOM presentation host. A link will be sent to join prior to the date of the presentation.
Kathryn Bikle is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Practitioner, and Certified Labyrinth Facilitator in the greater Los Angeles area. Kathryn provides private psychotherapy and SE® Trauma work for individuals, couples, children, and families as a member of the LIFE Counseling Group in Monrovia, CA. She provides adjunct supervision for associates and trainees at The Place Within-Southern California.
In addition to her therapy practice, Kathryn has been offering embodiment and communication skills workshops for adults and teens for the past twenty plus years. She began to incorporate Labyrinth walking meditation into her personal growth embodiment workshops in 2011. Recently, Kathryn has expanded her workshops to the online format. She offers a quarterly finger labyrinth meditation and other embodiment workshops for therapists and others interested in healing arts and personal growth techniques.
Description of Presentation:
This winter has been a dark time of chaos, confusion, and fear. We are all eager to move past the challenges of the past year to focus on healing, restoration, and to bring vibrant and hopeful energy into our lives! The Spring Equinox is the perfect time to release old, stuck patterns, attitudes, and to usher in positive action-oriented energy to your personal goals. Learn how your clients can virtually "walk" the Labyrinth, in an age-old meditative practice to instill calm, create balance in the nervous system, release ineffectual habits and attitudes, receive wisdom from within, and be open to creativity and new growth.
This two-hour workshop for mental health professionals is offered at the beginning level but can benefit more experienced therapists. Simple embodiment techniques will be presented for tapping into the wisdom of the body in the office or virtual setting. In addition, how to access the ancient walking meditation practice of the Labyrinth to elicit an experience of calm, inner peace, and deep connection to self will be explained.
Participants will learn simple embodiment techniques for tapping into the wisdom of the body and how to utilize the ancient meditation practice of walking the Labyrinth to elicit an experience of calm, create balance in the nervous system, support goals for personal change, and be open to creativity, healing, and new growth. Participants will learn how to use embodiment techniques and the labyrinth as tools to support clients in the office or virtual setting.
After participating in this workshop, attendees will be able to:
- Identify three methods for establishing a sense of ritual as a means for creating liminal (sacred) space
- Describe how pivotal points in the earth’s rotation (Spring Equinox) provide advantageous opportunities for personal goal setting
- Explain how the archetypal shape of the labyrinth supports balancing of right/left brain functions and nervous system regulation
- Summarize three primary structural phases inherent in the ritual of walking the labyrinth as a tool for meditation and how these phases support the process of fulfilling personal goals
- Use three embodiment techniques for tapping into the unconscious to support personal goal setting
- Demonstrate how to support clients in the use of embodiment techniques and the finger labyrinth in the office setting
Course Training Level:
This is appropriate for all levels.
Award of Course Completion Certificates:
Upon completion of course, attendees will receive a Certificate for 2 CEUs or a Certificate for 2 Attendance Hours after completing a course evaluation.
Member of any CAMFT Chapter
Not a member of any CAMFT Chapter
Early registration closes on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at 6 p.m. Refunds may be provided prior to the close of registration, minus a $5 registration refund fee. No refunds are available after the close of registration. No partial credit is given for arriving late or leaving early.
Accommodation for disability and for addressing grievances:
Contact use this link to Dianne Murden at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 530 305 2066.
Sierra Foothills CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, and LEP as well as non-licensed AMFT, ASW, APCC, graduate students and trainees. This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, and LEP as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
All members are welcome to join the Board of Directors meeting. The next meeting is on ZOOM at 8:30 a.m. on , March 13, 2021. Please let us know if you plan to attend by emailing Dianne Murden at email@example.com so a link can be sent to you.