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New York, NY
The Art of Touch (An Intro)
The event will create a safe space to explore touch through lecture, exercises, and discussions and to reconnect to with ourselves with the end goal of reducing stress, and experiencing healing and more pleasure in life. We will include new and old modalities (massage, Tantra, eye gazing, energywork) to go beyond physical touch to explore energy, communication and intimacy in its different forms.
As humans, we crave touch. Not only is it important for our emotional and mental health, but physiologically we need touch as well. Extensive research shows that a lack of touch increases stress and anxiety levels, which at chronic high levels may damage normal existing brain tissue and impede brain tissue development in children. This may be one of the causes of some learning difficulties many children experience.
Studies have shown that in some European countries, individuals usually touch one another 100 times in the course of an hour conversation. In the United States that figure drops to…..3, we can do better, and in this group we learn the mechanics of how this is achieved.
In this event you will:
We warmly welcome all explorers of touch from beginner and enthusiast to practitioners and healers.
The exploration of touch requires trust, vulnerability, comfort and safety and fostering these elements will be our number one priority. To this end, we will be very clear and respectful of everyone's boundaries, fears, history and expect everyone to honor these as well. This is very deep and sensitive work and we ask that only those who are aligned with this intention participate. We appreciate your understand and support, and look forward to your joining us.
Julio Cortes - A former corporate trainer and consultant with a passion for health and wellness, Julio founded Big Picture Enterprises to help others succeed not only in the boardroom but on the court, and in their lives.
Using knowledge gained from health studies at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and a robust East Asian Studies from UCLA, Julio blend eastern and western self-development modalities and spiritual practices to assist people in becoming more effective and fulfilled, as they find the bigger picture in their lives.
In addition to Life and Health Coaching, Julio teaches workshops and seminars on effective communication, relationship skills and self-emporwerment, using wisdom from such luminaries as: Dan Millman, Sanaya Roman, Burton Richardson, Mantak Chia, Wang Fu-lai, Jibiki Hidemine, Ron Luyet, and Jim Tamm.
Joel Elfman has been a licensed massage therapist and bodywork for over 5 years. His massage, bodywork and energetic training includes Swedish Massage, Shiatsu, Polarity Therapy, Cranial-Sacral Therapy, Chi Nei Tsang, Trager, Trigger Point, Applied Kinesiology, Body Talk, Continuum Movement, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Feldenkrais, SMTT (Somatic Movement Therapy and Techniques), Qi Gong, Reiki, Kun Lin, Touch Therapy and more. Joel is also an NLP Trainer and a hypnotist with over a dozen years in the field.
Joel specializes in working with clients to release chronic tension, reduce stress, create weight loss, increase confidence and more. He is the creator of Body Hypnosis, a unique form of massage and bodywork that gently works with the whole body to transform physical, mental and emotional issues. He is the Organizer or Co-Organizer of over 20 Meetup groups devoted to self-development, alternative health and holistic practices.