Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

Abandon All Weariness

Summary
Workshop Number: 
45
Leaders: 
John Calvi
Who may register?: 
Adult Only (high school with permission)
Worship/Worship-Sharing: 
10%
Lecture: 
15%
Discussion: 
15%
Experiential Activities: 
60%
full-time attenders only

When was the last time you relaxed deeply for 3 hours five mornings in a row? This time will be to learn simple clothes-on massage, simple energy work laying-on-of-hands, and meditation for deep relaxation, restoration, and deeper seeking later on. I will demonstrate a form and we'll practice in pairs.

Workshop Description

When was the last time you relaxed deeply for 3 hours five mornings in a row?  This time will be to learn simple clothes-on massage, simple energy work laying-on-of-hands, and meditation for deep relaxation, restoration, and deeper seeking later on.  I will demonstrate a form and we'll practice in pairs.  There will be some teaching about making compassion pragmatic.  All the disciplines on avoiding burnout are in my book and will be expanded upon here.  Very little sharing will be asked of you.  So if you need to rest from caregiving, or grieving, or your own troubles, this will be a safe place to rest and learn new tools.

Leader Experience

I have been teaching at FGC Gatherins since 1987, with only 2 years absent.  I find Gathering an excellent village in which to teach.  I've always found deep seeking and good community support for both deep relaxation and healing life wounds.  I've experienced much Light at each workshop.