What we're about

“I cannot tell you any spiritual truth that deep within you don’t know already. All I can do is remind you of what you have forgotten.” — Eckhart Tolle

This group is for anyone ready to craft the lifestyle, self-care, & habits necessary to live the life you desire. You know that this requires you to look at your deepest fears and you know that you want to do this in community.

I will be hosting EFT/Tapping related Meetups, plus many other wellness & vibration raising events, blending means such as essential oils, laughter, art/creativity and other self-love/self-care tools. My intention is to build a community of joyful, creative, connected people. I envision open tapping groups, closed support groups, art & laughter play dates, book clubs and more. Yet, life is an evolution and I want this group to reflect that evolution and the process of Remembering Self and the people who show up to build this community with me. I have created several Polls to gauge interest in topics, events, days and times. Your input is appreciated.

I plan to post in-person Meetups and some online options from time-to-time.

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My name is Andrea (On-drey-uh). As a life long seeker, I have been asking questions, diving deep, growing and collecting tools for as long as I can recall. I have always longed to feel comfortable in my own skin. And in my own mind. The idea for the name Remembering Self came to me more than 10 years ago, after my first husband died, and ever since I've been on a personal journey, figuring out what that means ...

I see Remembering Self as a journey of healing, discovery and remembering Who I Am – my Divine Nature/True Essence, what I need, what I love. I know that I am a Divine Spark. A Co-Creator. Yet, often I forget. I have to constantly and consistently do the work and use my tools to Remember. It has gotten easier over time. It is also easier when I am sharing and helping others to do the same, so thank you for the opportunity!

There is a section in A Course In Miracles titled “The Decision to Forget”. Conversations With God also talks about remembering Who You Are. Eckhart Tolle speaks to this too. When I had the idea for this name (back in 2007!!!) I had never read anything to do with A Course In Miracles or Conversations With God or Eckhart Tolle, but I had stepped on the path. Now that I have been introduced to them (especially ACIM & CWG) it resonates to my core, answered many questions that lingered and explain why I chose this title. My True Self knew! It also serves as proof to me that The Universe Has My Back.

“Seek, therefore, not to find out Who You Are, seek to determine Who You Want to Be. Your job on Earth, therefore, is not to learn (because you already know), but to remember Who You Are. And to remember who everyone else is.” ~ Conversations With God

One reason I love EFT so much, is that it really is the perfect tool to help remove the blocks and muck that contribute to our forgetting our true nature.

My Purpose
To live, share and facilitate the Universal Remembering of Self.

My Vision
A peaceful world, where we choose to live from the Universal Truth of Who and What We Really Are – Divine Co-creators.

My Mission
Joyful Creative Connection – Fostering understanding, creativity, and building community. Creating safe space to allow for authentic and vulnerable connection with self and others. To allow for the Remembering of Self.

As a life coach I have been developing my own style which I call My Remembering Self Coaching Phases of Alignment:
1) Reduce Overwhelm & Build Awareness
2) Clear Blocks and Suspicions of Self
3) Remembering Self (which leads to)
4) Joyful Creative Connection: Creative Flow = Connection to self, others & Spirit (continuous)

I ran several EFT Meetups in the past. Things were dormant for quite a while as I was going through some major life events, including illness and injury (mine & family) and going back to school. I recently graduated in a spiritual-based counseling psychology program with Clearmind International out of Vancouver, BC. I’ve used EFT for years with myself and clients, but I finally completed my official EFT certification with AAMET International this year after beginning training with EFT Universe back in 2011. I have resumed coaching sessions, integrating my previous coaching skills and newfound knowledge in EFT, Trauma, Family Systems Theory, Gestalt etc.

In case you don't know much about me here are some quick tidbits - I become a widow at a young age and this had a huge impact my trajectory, I have been the caretaker and the one with a chronic illness. Everything I offer, I have used on myself first for my own physical and mental well-being. I put Laughter Yoga on the map in Portland in 2008 with the city's first weekly club & have been running a successful Laughter related Meetup community since 2011, with weekly events. I encourage you to head on over and read my About page and my Philosophy page on my website to learn about my journey and my resume.

It has been a long time coming, but I am excited to be back and creating community! Please contact me if you have any ideas or questions.

Sincerely,
Andréa Crisp
971-266-1645
contact@andreacrisp.com

Upcoming events (5+)

EFT/Tapping Borrowing Benefits Group

Andrea's Laughter Sanctuary

$10.00

I will host a tapping group at least once a month, with plans for two or more Meetups each month for the larger Remembering Self Collective. My intention is to create a cozy, safe-space despite difficult subject matter. Novice and experienced tappers alike are encouraged to attend. In the beginning, I plan to play a bit with the framework of the tapping events to see what works best. I've led groups in the past, but I have learned a lot since then. I will ask for feedback as we go along. Regardless, the idea in EFT of Borrowing Benefits means that you can tap on exactly what you need despite the topic at the front of the room. An energy-exchange/love donation of $10 is requested. No one will be turned away. Please RSVP as space in my basement Laughter Sanctuary is limited. Also, please note that my home, unfortunately, is not wheelchair accessible. There are a few stairs to get in and a full flight down to the meeting space. About EFT/Meridian Tapping Emotional Freedom Techniques, also knows and Meridian Tapping, is a simple, empowering and practical tool for removing blocks and "stuckness." EFT is a form of psychological acupressure, also called energy medicine, based on the meridians used in traditional acupuncture. I love it, because once you’ve learned how to really do it, you can use this skill FOR LIFE! Transportation The house is accessible by Tri-met, either the 75 bus or the Orange Line Lightrail. The Orange line stop nearby at Tacoma and Johnson Creek and the 75 Bus stops nearby on SE 32nd. The bus is less of a walk. I created a little map here, but it doesn't show everything. At the new MAX stop there is a trail heading south between the Pendleton Woolen Mills store and the tracks. It heads up a little hill to the Springwater Trail. Then you can follow the outlined map via the trail and the neighborhood streets (~ 15 min. walk). For the bus I have the long way round on the map (still not long ~ 5 min.), but on the corner of SE 32nd & Roswell there is a large field that you can cut through to get to Barba St. Hope this helps!! https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zY24JoXPhGys.krag0QMXIFt0&usp=sharing

Remembering Self - Art Journal Play

Andrea's Laughter Sanctuary

$5.00

JOY-in me on the 2nd Saturday of the month for an artful night of play and creativity! Seasoned and new artists, alike, are welcome. My intention is to create a cozy, safe-space for everyone to explore their creativity. I have been dabbling in mixed media and art journaling for a few years. Taking classes locally and online. I have just taken my first class painting on canvas (2018) and I am enrolled in Effy Wild's 2019 Book of Days to further my regular art journaling practice. I still feel new, but finally tapping back into my creativity has begun to sustain me. I was into art and photography growing up, but as I became an adult it fell to the side. At some point, years ago, I purchased paper crafting stuff (card making, scrap-booking), but it never felt like home. Mostly I made stuff for others. When I discovered art journaling I was enamored. It looks different for everyone and can be exactly what you want it to be. Scrap-booking felt too confining and feed my tendencies towards perfectionism. If it didn't look just so, it was wrong. NOW I ENJOY GETTING MESSY!! And experimenting. Come with your own basic supplies. An art journal or other portable craft/mixed media project and the necessary supplies. I will have some basic supplies on hand (cough ... understatement), so if you forget a glue stick or scissors or need red paint, I've got you covered. An energy-exchange/love donation of $5-10 is requested. No one will be turned away. Please RSVP as space in my basement Laughter Sanctuary is limited. Also, please note that my home, unfortunately, is not wheelchair accessible. There are a few stairs to get in and a full flight down to the meeting space. This is a new venture, for the first few we will each work on our own thing, but I see this turning into a place to share, teach and learn together. So topics may develop. I already have a list of ideas brewing, but want to create a tribe, so I am waiting for you, your energy and input! I am excited to see where we go, creating our own little art village! NEW? Need more information? Check out this blog post on art journaling basics. https://artjournalist.com/how-to-start-an-art-journal/ If you are on Instagram or Pinterest seach for art journaling posts to see examples. I am currently enamored with making & decorating Hot-dog Books https://youtu.be/TDlAUsvtHrk (so simple and fun) and Trashy Junk Journaling & Journaling by 5s (a'la YouTubers Rosemary Morris & Shannon Green). I also follow Crystal w/ Art It Out, Jennibellie, Effy Wild, Tamara LaPorte with Willowing, LorriMarie Jenkins and many more. Transportation The house is accessible by Tri-met, either the 75 bus or the Orange Line Lightrail. The Orange line stop nearby at Tacoma and Johnson Creek and the 75 Bus stops nearby on SE 32nd. The bus is less of a walk. I created a little map here, but it doesn't show everything. At the new MAX stop there is a trail heading south between the Pendleton Woolen Mills store and the tracks. It heads up a little hill to the Springwater Trail. Then you can follow the outlined map via the trail and the neighborhood streets (~ 15 min. walk). For the bus I have the long way round on the map (still not long ~ 5 min.), but on the corner of SE 32nd & Roswell there is a large field that you can cut through to get to Barba St. Hope this helps!! https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zY24JoXPhGys.krag0QMXIFt0&usp=sharing

Laughter Meditation

Andrea's Laughter Sanctuary

$10.00

Laughter is a simple and pure form of connection; easily experienced in physical form. I have learned that laughter, and its ability to connect us in the middle of our utter vulnerability, can lead to the feelings of inner joy that most of us are seeking. Laughter is a fun and easy way to meet another’s gaze and dissolve the illusion of our separateness. My intention with this gathering is that you will experience the many benefits of laughter for the body and mind, the heart and soul; to encourage and inspire you to choose laughter in your life more often. I believe that laughter is a tool for understanding the human condition and ultimately healing through connection. Laughter Meditation has two stages: first, we laugh together for no reason, this first involves Laughter Yoga, Gibberish, Play and other tools, eventually leading to just pure, unconditional laughter. Laughter opens the heart to allow more love, more trust and more connection. In the second stage, we share visualization and silence. Laughter serves as a bridge to intensify, taking us deeper into our silence, our inner peace and calm. Please join us for fun and fellowship! There is a suggested love donation of $10, but no one will be turned away. Please RSVP as space in my basement laughter sanctuary is limited. Also, please note that my home, unfortunately, is not wheelchair accessible. I've been holding Laughter Meditations since 2015. This Meetup is cross posted with Portland Laughter Yoga. https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Laughter-Yoga/ The house is accessible by Tri-met, either the 75 bus or the new Orange Lightrail. The new Orange line stop nearby at Sellwood and Johnson Creek and the 75 Bus stops nearby on SE 32nd. The bus is less of a walk. I created a little map here, but it doesn't show everything. At the new MAX stop there is a trail heading south between the Pendleton Woolen Mills store and the tracks. It heads up a little hill to the Springwater Trail. Then you can follow the outlined map via the trail and the neighborhood streets (~ 15 min. walk). For the bus I have the long way round on the map (still not long ~ 5 min.), but on the corner of SE 32nd & Roswell there is a large field that you can cut through to get to Barba St. Hope this helps!! https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zY24JoXPhGys.krag0QMXIFt0&usp=sharing

EFT/Tapping Borrowing Benefits Group

Andrea's Laughter Sanctuary

$10.00

I will host a tapping group at least once a month, with plans for two or more Meetups each month for the larger Remembering Self Collective. My intention is to create a cozy, safe-space despite difficult subject matter. Novice and experienced tappers alike are encouraged to attend. In the beginning, I plan to play a bit with the framework of the tapping events to see what works best. I've led groups in the past, but I have learned a lot since then. I will ask for feedback as we go along. Regardless, the idea in EFT of Borrowing Benefits means that you can tap on exactly what you need despite the topic at the front of the room. An energy-exchange/love donation of $10 is requested. No one will be turned away. Please RSVP as space in my basement Laughter Sanctuary is limited. Also, please note that my home, unfortunately, is not wheelchair accessible. There are a few stairs to get in and a full flight down to the meeting space. About EFT/Meridian Tapping Emotional Freedom Techniques, also knows and Meridian Tapping, is a simple, empowering and practical tool for removing blocks and "stuckness." EFT is a form of psychological acupressure, also called energy medicine, based on the meridians used in traditional acupuncture. I love it, because once you’ve learned how to really do it, you can use this skill FOR LIFE! Transportation The house is accessible by Tri-met, either the 75 bus or the Orange Line Lightrail. The Orange line stop nearby at Tacoma and Johnson Creek and the 75 Bus stops nearby on SE 32nd. The bus is less of a walk. I created a little map here, but it doesn't show everything. At the new MAX stop there is a trail heading south between the Pendleton Woolen Mills store and the tracks. It heads up a little hill to the Springwater Trail. Then you can follow the outlined map via the trail and the neighborhood streets (~ 15 min. walk). For the bus I have the long way round on the map (still not long ~ 5 min.), but on the corner of SE 32nd & Roswell there is a large field that you can cut through to get to Barba St. Hope this helps!! https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zY24JoXPhGys.krag0QMXIFt0&usp=sharing

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EFT/Tapping Borrowing Benefits Group

Andrea's Laughter Sanctuary

$10.00

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