Classes & Workshops

Living Wisely: Resourced, Heart-Centered Living

Four workshops, which can be taken as a series or individually, which are designed to help participants be in touch with and act from their wisdom, for the benefit of themselves, other people and the planet. 

This series starts with learning about regulation of the nervous system, cultivating the physiological state of resourced responsiveness and quieting the fight/flight/freeze responses that are built into the nervous system.

The series then moves onto practical empathy and compassion practices, to help stay connected with what you care about, and to act from your heart.

The third workshop in the series is on wise action, including clarifying how to direct our energy to avoid burn-out and overwhelm.

The last workshop will look at body-mapping and life patterns, and will include how to find more support and ease in your body, as well as how life patterns are created and expressed in the body.

Intro to Nervous System Regulation

Tuesday,  August 11, 5:30-6:30pm PST

With a regulated nervous system we can feel what’s happening clearly and respond well without excessive fear or reactivity.   You will learn (a bit) about the fight/flight/freeze response in our system, and how you can work with it to feel more resourced in your body and life. 

The class takes place on Zoom, but you don’t need to have your camera on to participate!

Cost: $0- Gift to the community.  Donations accepted for scholarship fund to give sessions and workshops to people who otherwise couldn’t afford them.

To Register: Contact Rebecca Harrison: harrisonbodywork@yahoo.com

Regulation in the Nervous System:

6 week workshop. Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 pm PST Sept 1- Oct 6. 

A regulated nervous system is one where you can feel what’s happening clearly, and respond well without excessive fear or reactivity.  It is the physiological state of resilience from which you can make clear choices.  In this class we will learn to recognize the state of our nervous system in any given moment and use tools to come back to regulation when we have gone into fight/flight or freeze. 

In this class you will learn:

  • What the flight/flight/freeze response is designed to do, and how it feels when it shows up in your body.
  • The features of a regulated nervous system, and how to recognize when you are in that state.
  • How to bring yourself into more regulated state more frequently.
  • Change the habits in your nervous system so that, over time, you are able to feel resourced and respond well to life events in real time. 

This class is for you if:

  • This class is a good fit for you if you have things that you care about in life, and want to respond to them in a way that contributes to others while not burning yourself out.
  • Want to create or deepen a skill set around regulation..
  • You would love to have some dedicated time with a group of people who are all interested in how to have a greater sense of peace, resource, and resiliency in yourself in this moment. 
  • You are curious to learn more about how you (and your nervous system) currently responds to life events, and are ready to continue to cultivate tools to help deepen your sense of safety and responsiveness.

Class Format:

This class will be on Zoom, but as much of the class time as possible will be screen-free and nervous system friendly.  There will be a checkin at the beginning and end of class where people will have their videos on for the sake of connection.  The other class discussion will be audio only (except for those who want to see me on their screen).  There will be somatic (in the body), pleasant, regulating activities in every class. Participants are invited to make their spaces comfy and sensory rich to help with embodiment and regulation.

Class agreements:

It is important for group continuity and connection for participants to be at class as much as possible.  It is requested that you do your best to attend at least 5 of the 6 classes, show up on time, and stay for the whole class.

Any personal information or stories that are shared in the group stay in the group.

Cost: $195 or $230 if you want to contribute to a scholarship fund to give this work to people who can’t currently afford it.

$40 discount for you if you find a friend to also take the class. 

To Register:  Email Rebecca Harrison: harrisonbodywork@yahoo.com

Deepening Empathy and Compassion Towards Yourself and Others

8 week workshop.  Tuesdays 5:30-7:30pm PST.  Nov 10- Jan 12 (no class Dec 22 or 29).

Directly connecting with our feelings and desires is key to returning us to wellness when we are struggling.  It also connects us with our gifts and passions.  Developing compassion and empathy for others keeps our hearts open and helps us relate to others with more wisdom and kindness.  In this class we will deepen our compassion for ourselves and others both as an end to itself, as well as to create the platform for action that stems from open-heartedness rather than fear or reactivity.

Cost: $260 or $295 if you want to contribute to a scholarship fund to give this work to people who can’t afford it.

$40 discount for you if you refer a friend who takes the class.

To Register: Email Rebecca Harrison: harrisonbodywork@yahoo.com

Wise Action

6 week workshop.  Weeks of Feb 9-Mar 16,  2021. Day and time TBD.

We all have challenges in our lives or aspects of the world that we’d like to engage more deeply with.  There are certain things in our lives or in the bigger world that we’d like to take more action around, or we’re already doing that action but are getting burned out.  What helpful thoughts and actions can we keep in mind to create more of what we want to see while staying resourced?

Body-Mapping and Life Patterns

8 week workshop.  Weeks of April 20-Jun 8, 2021. Day and time TBD.

What does support and clarity look and feel like in the body? like and feel like in our body?   What would it feel like in our spines?  In our legs?  In our hands and heads and eyes? In this class we will connect with support, clarity and ease through learning about lines of support and movement in our bones, joints and large muscles.  We will also touch on how our life patterns show up in our bodies/posture/movement, and how you can help them change by connecting to your innate coordination.