This meetup has been cancelled
due to a death in John's family.
We will reschedule at a later date.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
If you have already sent a check
we will return it to you.
Crossing Boundaries, Making Connections
Expressing Your Global Voice & Heart
(with Your Feet on the Ground at Home!)
A Writing Workshop Sponsored by
The Sacramento Community Group
of the Institute of Noetic Sciences
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Presented by John Fox, CPT
with a special appearance by
Bahareh Amidi appearing by Skype
from the United Arab Emirates
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: A private home in Sacramento, address given upon registration
Suddenly, from behind the rim of the moon in long slow-motion movements of immense majesty there emerges a sparkling blue and white jewel, a light, delicate sky blue sphere laced with slowly swirling veils of white rising gradually like a small pearl in a thick sea of black mystery. It takes more than a moment to fully realize this is the Earth — home.
Edgar Mitchell, Apollo astronaut
seeing the earth while walking on the moon
The truth that all humanity is connected has deep resonance from scientific perspectives (physics and ecological wisdom) as well from the principles of very wide range of spiritual traditions.
But something else is necessary to feel that wholeness directly within yourself. A direct connection happens when individually we find the courage to cross a boundary we assume is solid, but in fact, with a little testing, with reports heard from others, we learn it is not; we choose to venture into what is unknown to us.
Through giving voice to your own words this day will give you time to view life and the living earth in sacred way. When he stood on the moon Edgar Mitchell (founder of IONS) was changed forever by witnessing the great beauty and mystery of the earth. This stopping to see could happen each day rather than for just a few people in a generation.
John and Bahareh will offer you poems and support that evoke connection and meaning, beauty and courage. It is not too much for us to imagine that you too will be changed! No previous experience is necessary. Please come with your “beginner’s mind.”
For more information please call[masked] or email [masked]
This workshop is limited to 16 participants and will fill up quickly. You must register on our meetup site (http://tiny.cc/t385vw) and then send a check for $65.00* to the following address:
10011 Folsom Blvd # 120
Sacramento, CA 95827
Please bring a bag lunch. We want to keep the energy of the workshop going by enjoying lunch and conversation together. We will provide snacks and refreshment.
*This is a lower cost to you because it is being subsidized by SacIONS. Another value of being a contributing member of SacIONS.
John Fox works throughout the United States in all kinds of settings. He has taught in Ireland, England, Israel, Kuwait, South Korea United Arab Emirates and Canada. His work influences practitioners in Greece, Australia, Japan, Philippines, Lithuania and Peru. John teaches in multiple graduate programs in the San Francisco Bay Area and is work is featured in the PBS documentary Healing Words: Poetry and Medicine. To learn more about John Fox, visit www.poeticmedicine.org.
Bahareh Amidi, PhD, is an Iranian-American poet based in Abu Dhabi. Her masters in Counseling Psychology and PhD in Educational Psychology have lit the path for her studies at the Institute for Poetic Medicine. She has been working in safe houses and labor camps spreading the beauty of poetry as healer. Bahareh has spoken about Poetry Therapy on the TEDx platform in Abu Dhabi. She is the founder of Speak Abu Dhabi, a series of live performances celebrating poetry and creative expression through the written word in the UAE. Bahareh’s poems and writing can be found on her website at www.bahareh.com.