The Psychology of the Chakras
The Psychology of the Chakras is both an inward and an outward focused journey of discovery. Through experiential processes in small and large group, we will be simultaneously inquiring into our own processes and the universal human experience of body energetics. In both cases we will be examining the patterns that arise in the relationship between body, mind, breath and energy.
Through this process of discovery the program cultivates the knowledge and skills necessary to read
the body; to understand its energetic patterns, their origins, and how those patterns shape an
individual’s past and current life. Understanding of the origins of these patterns contributes to the
development of greater empathy, while understanding the current effects of the patterns gives us more
capacity to connect in effective and meaningful ways. This program offers powerful tools to develop and
deepen relationship, virtually any relationship, old or new, personal or professional.
What you will learn in this program:
The program is based on the ground-breaking work of Anodea Judith of Sacred Centers. The great
power of her method stems from its synthesis of three unique sources; the ancient chakra system
Bioenergetics of A. Lowen, and work of C. G. Jung. The pivotal insight that ties these three rather
divergent bodies of work into one is, I believe, the linking of the chakra system to childhood
development and the individuation of the Self. The result is a truly unique modality that readily
encompasses the physical, emotional and energetic aspects of human experience.
This workshop begins with a general introduction to Bioenergetics and the chakra system followed by
an examination of body energy dynamics including issues of charge, blocks, breath and grounding
focus then shifts to learning the general patterns seen in the chakra system and how those manifest as
gifts and challenges in our lives and relationships. Once these basic components have been integrated a
series of modules offers understanding of each chakra, its associated character structure, how these two
elements are interrelated and their effects on daily life. The workshop draws to a close with personal
self-assessments and concludes with sample presentations of those assessments to large group, as time
I liked: "Everything about it; the pacing, the content, Brad and Kelly, the session room, a course that allows play, movement, breathwork as well as course content. Everything was just right. Highly recommended." Name withheld by request
“The material presented in Psychology of the Chakras is immensely thought provoking. Brad did a great job of weaving several fascinating models of understanding together in a format that is easy to follow. Always open for questions and sharing of ideas, he demonstrated his commitment to higher learning, and his deep care for others, throughout the course.” Scot
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Registration & Tuition
Tuition for this workshop is $840.00 if registered two weeks or more before the program starts or $900.00 if registered later than that. Tuition does not include the cost of meals and accommodation. If you choose to stay on property and enjoy the food service available at the Haven (recommended!) this can be arranged during registration. Please direct any question regarding registration or tuition to the registar at Haven (see links above).
The residence buildings, meeting rooms and lodge are nestled amongst natural forest and lovingly
tended landscaped areas. The location on the shore of Taylor Bay offers beach walks, ocean vistas and
incredible sunsets. The facility offers a full spectrum of resorts services: hot-tub, pool (summer
only), gym, gift shop, lounges and an excellent food service that accommodates both omnivorous and
vegetarian diets. Accommodations at the Haven range from a dormitory, to spacious suites and private
cabins, with prices ranging accordingly (click link below for full details). Gabriola Island is very
rural in character; however it does offer a range of shops, services, restaurants, pubs and other
amenities. Gabriola Island lays just off the city of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island (click link below
for full details).
Resources & Links
Charge and the Energy Body (book)
, by Anodea Judith: a new book dealing with the all important issue of charge in the body; how our bodies
and lives are shaped by the distribution of our charge.
Bioenergetics (book), by
Alexander Lowen: a comprehension explanation of the principles and practices of Bioenergetics by its