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LifeCourses & Workshops

Scheduled Workshops

Tuesday Tastings

Tuesdays: Nov 14, 2017; Dec 12, 2017; Jan 9, 2018; Feb 13, 2018
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Leader: Jennifer D'Alessio, Bodymindspiritworks
cost: $50/person per session, or $180/person for all four sessions

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Artisan Cooking at Home

Four Saturdays: May 33, June 17, July 15 and August 12, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Leader: Jennifer D'Alessio/Bodymindspiritworks
Cost: $50/person per session, or $180/person for all four sessions, limited to 10 participants
Call Bodymindspiritworks to register, 262.377.7708

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Hannah's Inspiration: flower designs by Liz Bryde

Wednesday 28 June 2017 "Box of Flowers"
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Leader: Liz Bryde
cost: $60

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Awakening: a course for well-being, awareness, transformation

Four WEDNESDAY EVENINGS: September 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Leader: Thomas D'Alessio M.Div/LMT, Bodymindspiritworks
cost: $100

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Awakening: a course for well-being, awareness, transformation

Four TUESDAY AFTERNOONS: September 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2017
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Leader: Thomas D'Alessio M.Div/LMT, Bodymindspiritworks
cost: $100

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CPR/AED and First Aid Training

It takes ambulances an average of 8 minutes to respond once they get dispatched (it takes about 3 minutes for an emergency call to get routed to the correct agency for dispatch). Brain tissue starts to die within 4 minutes and brain damage is likely. After about 8 minutes, brain damage becomes irreversible. CPR helps prevent brain and heart damage, making community awareness and skills essential to a patient survival.

Classes are offered at Bodymindspiritworks in Grafton, WI or at another site of your choosing, and are limited to 6 students. Minimum class size for off-site instruction is 3 students. Classes are led by Jennifer D'Alessio, CC/NREMT-P, an American Heart Association CPR/BLS Provider Instructor.

More CPR/AED/First Aid information HERE

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Shakti's Wisdom Yoga

The practice of kundalini yoga consists of a number of bodily postures, expressive movements and utterances, cultivation of character, breathing patterns, and degrees of concentration.

Kundalini yoga is sometimes called "the yoga of awareness" because it awakens the "kundalini" which is the unlimited potential that already exists within every human being. Practitioners believe that when the infinite potential energy is raised in the body it stimulates the higher centers, giving the individual enhanced intuition and mental clarity and creative potential.

At Bodymindspiritworks, Yoga classes are taught by Marva Brook, a certified Yoga instructor.

Classes are $12 per session/drop-in. Six-class pass is $60. Private session $65/hour.
Regular classes are scheduled on Mondays, 7:00 - 8:15 pm, and Thursdays, 6:30 - 7:45 pm with exceptions for holidays

Please call Bodymindspiritworks (262.377.7708) for more information.

Coming Workshops

Touch as Compassionate Care®

Touch that elevates compassion and care above therapeutic change, condition management or palliative, begins with an awareness of the therapist's own capacity for empathy and deep listening, continues with the practice of seeing the "client" not so much as client but as fellow traveler on a road that sometimes brings a great deal of suffering, depends on a willingness to reach out to that suffering in a way that brings comfort, and finally the practice of specific techniques that have compassion and comfort as primary intentions. The workshop will explore all of these in depth.

The workshop is structured around the terms of a "working definition" of Touch as Compassionate Care:

Touching another
with perception and sensitivity,
understanding and deep awareness
of the other's suffering and bliss.

Touching another
with intention and skill,
bringing relief from suffering,
allowing peace, assurance, gratitude, wisdom and love.

We take each component of the definition… for example, "touch," "compassion," "care," "perception," "sensitivity," "understanding," "awareness"… and engage a deep conceptual and experiential exploration of each term. By working in this way with both discussion and with practical exercise, participants gain a rich understanding that includes physical, cognitive/emotional, and spiritual dimensions, along with an increased capacity for actually providing profoundly compassionate care through simple touch.

The Touch as Compassionate Care workshop can accommodate a variety of settings and presentation formats, ranging from 12-hour weekend seminar, to a series of shorter segments presented across a number of weeks.

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Life Discovery using the Progoff Intensive Journal® process

The Intensive Journal is an integrated system of writing exercises, much more than simple iary or daily journal writing. Many different areas of life are integrated into an emerging understanding, including personal relationships, career and special interests, body and health, dreams and imagery, and meaning in life. The cumulative effect of working with the Intensive Journal gives access to creative capacities and untapped possibilities.

The Intensive Journal process as described in Ira Progoff's book At a Journal Workshop (available from any bookstore or lends itself to weekend workshop format as well as working one-on-one with a guide.

"Life Context/Depth Contact" Basic Workshops
      (corresponds to Dialogue House "Parts 1 and 2"):
"Integrative Writing" Workshops
      (corresponds to Dialogue House "part 3"):

Guide: Thomas D'Alessio
Registration: Call Bodymindspiritworks at 262.377.7708 for further information for registration forms. All workshops held at Bodymindspiritworks, 1350 Fourteenth Ave, Grafton WI 53024 Tom D'Alessio received his training and certification from Ira Progoff in 1988.

"Intensive Journal" is a registered trademark of Dialogue House.

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All Stressed Up with Nowhere to Go:®
        learning healthy and effective responses to stress

Stress is a given for all life, and it is not all bad! Without the background stress the natural environment continually puts upon all living things, there would be no life at all. So what are we stressing about? Plenty! The problem is that today much of the stress in our lives is different from what our physical and emotional systems were designed to handle: it is greatly increased, it doesn't let up, much of it we cannot even influence let alone control, it comes from many other sources than the natural environment, it has become chronic and permanent.

Our bodies live in an almost-steady state of "fight or flight." Chronic stress has devastating negative consequences in our lives, physically, emotionally and spiritually. "All Stressed Up with Somewhere to Go" is an integral approach to dealing with the experience of being all stressed up with NOWHERE to go.

Instead of focusing on "stress reduction" or "de-stressing" (which often amounts to avoidance), the workshop will focus on identifying the sources of stress unique to the life context of each participant, determining which are outside the participant's control, which are within, and which might, at best, only be influenced. The workshop will teach the responses most effective in each of these areas. The intention is to help participants move from "coping" toward "mastery."

These worksops are full-day immersion experiences. The schedule begins with check-in at 9:30 a.m.; session begins at 10:00 am. and concludes at 4:30 p.m. Lunch is included.

As a result of the work, participants will:

  1. Invest a day in a peaceful environment conducive to peacefulness and relaxation.
  2. Be nourished by healthy and flavorful lunch prepared with care.
  3. Learn about distress ("bad" stress) and eustress ("good stress") and the consequences of chronic stress of any kind; learn about our natural biological responses to stress (known as general adaptation syndrome) and why it may actually be counter-productive in today's world.
  4. Identify the specific areas of distress in their lives.
  5. Learn specific body-mind-spirit practices and techniques for responding to stress effectively.
  6. Create an action plan for dealing with primary sources of distress.
  7. Create a sustainable plan for ongoing healthy response to stress.
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We commit to creating Bodymindspiritworks as a place of sanctuary, of tranquility, of peace;
a place for seeking goodness, truth, beauty;
a place of healing, of deep learning, of transformation;
a place for seeking integrity and wholeness, justice, love.

We commit to living lives that are good and beautiful and true,
lives that are integrated and whole,
lives that draw energy from our hearts and souls,
lives that are supported and nourished by the environments we create around us.

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