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.

Empathy and Compassion:  A One Hour Heart Opener

Tuesday, October 27th 5:30-6:30 PST

Come spend an hour connecting to yourself with kindness.  This is designed to be a community offering to support the wellness and resource of each of us so that we are able to step back into our lives a little better off than we were before.  This is also an introduction to an 8-week series on deepening compassion and empathy for yourself and others.

Class is free.  Any donations go to a scholarship fund for those who can’t afford this work.

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.

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 6 of the 8 classes, show up on time, and stay for the whole class. If you are not able to attend a class, you will receive a recording of that class to do on your own.
Any personal information or stories that are shared in the group stay in the group.

These classes will be recorded (audio only) for a self-study version of the course.  Any personal stories that participants do not want included in the recordings will be removed on request.

Cost: $255 or $280 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.