EMBRACING YOUR INNER CRITIC and INNER NURTURER
DATES three Mondays - May 10, 17, 24, 2021
4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST - 90 minute sessions
COST $195 for the full series
This group is limited in size. Reserve your place by paying through Venmo, Zelle, paypal.me/iuditaharlan A link to the Zoom room will be sent to you the day before the session. Please include your email and phone number with your payment. Contact iudita at 216 310 4423 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to reserve your place.
No matter how much growth, self care, personal achievement and insight we gain, for some of us, our Inner Critic has many subtle and not so subtle ways to block us from what our souls desire. As Dr. Hal Stone often said, "The Inner Critic is probably the most intelligent of all the Selves, finding ways to block us, both coming and going.” This is especially true when we feel vulnerable in a situation. I invite you to join us for our May series. We will practice embracing our INNER CRITIC and our INNER NURTURER. I am keeping the group small. Everyone will have an opportunity to explore this powerful polarity, and to experience the centered consciousness and breathing room that the Aware Ego process provides.
The Inner Critic is found in the shadow of many symptoms, such as overeating, over working, stress related illnesses, mental confusion, and obsessive thinking. It is the destructive voice that lurks in our unconscious creating feelings of unworthiness, depression and fueling addictions. Until now the Inner Critic, which does indeed cause intense suffering, has been treated as an enemy by most therapeutic systems.
Attempts to destroy the Inner Critic only serve to strengthen it. What we resist persists. "What were you thinking? You look terrible, too fat, too short, too old, too tall. You are such a loser, what will they think? I can't believe you did that, said that, felt that, wore that!" Sound familiar? Welcome to your Inner Critic.
How can we feel good about ourselves when we have such a harsh inner voice talking to us? Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone are the originators of Voice Dialogue and authors of the book Embracing Your Inner Critic. They created a consciousness process that transforms the Inner Critic from a crippling adversary to a productive ally.
Iudita uses Voice Dialogue group facilitation and Sitting with Selves meditation to help you learn how to recognize the underlying anxieties and vulnerability of your inner critic, how to embrace your Inner Critic while also embracing your Inner Nurturer, and most importantly, how your Inner Critic can become an intelligent, perceptive, and supportive partner in your life.
Recommended but not necessary readings: Embracing Your Inner Critic by Drs. Stone, The Path of Relationship by Dianne Braden.
SELVES TO SOBRIETY and SITTING WITH SELVES MEDITATION You are invited to attend the April 2021 group sessions of Selves To Sobriety and Sitting with Selves meditation series, led by Iudita Harlan. Join us to learn additional tools for supporting you recovery journey.
DATES Four Saturdays - April 10,17, 24 and May 1, 2021
Save your place for all, some, or one session.
TIME 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST - 60 minute sessions
COST $10 each session
Reserve your place by paying through Venmo, Zelle, paypal.me/iuditaharlan A link to the Zoom room will be sent to you the day before the session. Please include your email and phone number with your payment. Contact iudita at 216 310 4423 or at email@example.com with any questions or to reserve your place.
The following polarities will be explored over the next four Saturdays in in April/May: Powerful and Powerless, Denial and Acceptance, Thinking and Feeling, Material and Spiritual. Each one hour session explores one selected polarity.
These one hour ZOOM group sessions lead you through a series of self awareness exercises designed to increase your conscious contact with parts of yourself referred to as Selves. You may find that some of these Selves are over expressed within your personality, and other Selves are under expressed. As polarized inner selves are brought into balance, a centered, sober consciousness emerges. Selves to Sobriety facilitation is combined with Sitting with Selves meditation, together they provide a profound skill set for enhancing and supporting continuous sobriety.
This process is not affiliated with AA but it is in line with AA’s understanding of addiction and recovery. All participants must be in a recovery process. Beginners to recovery, people who have relapsed and are back in recovery, people with long term sobriety are all welcome.
Iudita Harlan is the originator and developer of Selves to Sobriety and Sitting with Selves meditation. She is a senior *Voice Dialogue facilitator, has over thirty years experience in private practice and forty years in recovery. Individual sessions are always available, as well as couples work, group facilitation, supervision and trainings.
A SECOND LOOK AT OUR RELATIONSHIPS - this is a follow up to our January series. All who have experience with Voice Dialogue are welcome. We will continue to look to our dreams, group facilitation, Sitting with Selves meditation and self reflection, at our own relationship patterns, the energetic reality and interaction of Selves, and the teachings they bring us.
WHEN THREE SUNDAYS, FEBRUARY 14, 21, 28, 2021
1:00PM EST / 10:00AM PST - 90 minute sessions
COST $195 for the full series
"Any relationship can be a teacher, once you know how to take advantage of the teaching it brings.” Drs.Hal and Sidra Stone, originators of Voice Dialogue,The Psychology of Selves
Is there anything that brings us more joy, more angst and more confusion then the dynamics of our relationships? A “bad" boss can ruin our days, and sometimes our nights. A difficult parent can lead us into a life long struggle to figure out how to get along with them, and with others who remind us of them. Our friend irritates us, our significant other drives us mad, a new lover starts reminding us of the last one we broke up with. Is there a way to look at these difficulties we encounter with a new set of eyes? Can relationships (not just romantic ones), and the challenges they present, become exciting roads to self knowledge, personal growth, and real empowerment? This group is limited to those who have had experience with voice dialogue and are interested in exploring their own particular relationship patterns. The group is limited in size.
To reserve your place call or text iudita at 216 310 4423, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARE FOR CAREGIVERS To be a Caregiver is to be a Teacher, Therapist, Parent, Boss, Manager, Aide, Nurse, Doctor, Friend, Adult Child, etc. We are everywhere. To be a Caregiver is to be overwhelmed much of the time by the Selves that keep us going, driven to stay responsible and self sacrificing, no matter that we are tired and depleted. Compelled to show up for others, no matter our personal needs and desires. I invite you to join this three Sunday session of Group Voice Dialogue facilitation and Sitting with Selves meditation created just for you. Each 75 minute session is designed to help increase your emotional resilience during these difficult times.
We will practice balancing the following polarities using Group Voice Dialogue facilitation and Sitting with Selves meditation: Responsible and Carefree, Self Sacrificing and Self Serving, Driven and Idle.
WHEN THREE SUNDAYS November 8,15, 22, 2020
1:00 PM EST / 10:00 AM PST - 75 minute sessions
INCREASE YOUR EMOTIONAL STABILITY This three Sunday series of 75 minute Voice Dialogue facilitations, and Sitting with Selves meditation, is designed to help you increase your emotional stability and resilience. Each week we will practice balancing polarities that are most relevant during these times of change and uncertainty. We will work with the following polarities, Entitled and Excluded, Greedy and Altruistic, Liberal and Conservative.
WHEN THREE SUNDAYS, September 20, 27, October 4, 2020
10 a.m. PST/ 1:00 pm EST - 75 minute sessions on Zoom
This is an easy and helpful way to support yourself in managing your emotional life, and a great opportunity to introduce friends and family to the simple yet powerful consciousness tool of Voice Dialogue..
STOP MINDLESS EATING @Mindful Eating Facilitation is a cutting edge facilitation process developed by Iudita Harlan, Body/Mind Integration specialist. After 30 years of helping her clients achieve their desired goals, she is bringing this powerful physical and emotional awareness training into small, intimate groups.
Sensory Awareness Learn to practice unique Body Awareness exercises while you eat. These exercises reconnect you to the natural signals your body is sending. Learn to differentiate between the messages sent from your head, your mouth, your heart and your stomach.
Middle Ground Practice Develop a more compassionate and balanced relationship with how you feed yourself. Gain the ability to make real choices about what you eat, how much you eat and how you care for yourself emotionally as well as physically.
TWO SUNDAY SERIES
MARCH 15 and 29, 2020, 3 - 5 P.M.
Iudita presents the workshops and trainings listed here, as well as Hellerwork for the Elderly, Sitting with Selves Meditation, and others. Call or email Iudita to get the latest information, or to have a program designed specifically for the needs of your staff, your clients, or your group.
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THE BUSINESS OF VOICE DIALOGUE
The program that strengthens the integrity of you and your business.
Working with the tension of polarities, Iudita facilitates the well being of
your employees, your business relationships, and your professional life.
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SELVES TO SOBRIETY
This is a cutting edge Awareness Training based on Iudita's 39 years of
observing , studying, and gathering the most effective tools that support long term recovery, from alcohol and drug addiction.
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STOP MINDLESS EATING
Iudita's popular workshop uses Mind Body Awareness training and Voice
Dialogue facilitation, to address the difficulties encountered with eating and
self nourishment. New workshops are scheduled often.
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BALANCE FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
This comprehensive program trains doctors, nurses, managers, and aids,
in balancing the demands of care giving, with the maintenance of strong self care. Among others, Iudita has facilitated 200+ nurses and managers at University Hospitals of Cleveland- Ahuja Medical Center.
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VOICE DIALOGUE STUDIES
Through workshops, retreats, intensives, and individual trainings, Iudita teaches the tools of Voice Dialogue facilitation. Teachings can be tailor made for those interested in learning how to facilitate clients, patients, teams, as well as their own personal, and professional growth.
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Iudita specializes in preparing witnesses using Voice Dialogue, and Mind Body Awareness. Through this powerful and experiential approach, witnesses are prepared to present themselves with the right demeanor, and confidence, for deposition, hearing, and trial.
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