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Living Deeply Practice: "Great Thanks" with Sequoyah Trueblood

Sequoyah Trueblood grew up on a self-sustaining farm, joined the Green Berets, taught Silva Mind Control and then worked extensively with Indian youth wilderness programs. He is of Choctaw/Cherokee/Chickasaw/German/English ancestry and is currently creating perma-culture programs.

Living Deeply Practices are short experiential audios guided by wonderful leaders from a range of wisdom traditions.

"Bridging the Science of Emotion with Contemplative Traditions" with Margaret Kemeny (sample)

This teleseminar journeys to the frontiers of stress and healing with Dr. Margaret Kemeny, who is Professor of Psychiatry and director of a joint PhD program in Health Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience between the UCSF and UC Berkeley campuses. She talks with host Marilyn Schlitz, identifying the links between psychological factors, the immune system and health. Dr. Kemeny has made important contributions to our understanding of the ways in which one's thoughts and feelings shape biological responses to stress.

"Nature and the Human Soul" with Bill Plotkin (sample)

Addressing the pervasive longing for meaning and fulfillment in this time of global crisis, this teleseminar introduces a visionary ecopsychology of human development that reveals how fully and creatively we can mature when we allow soul and nature to guide us. In his new book, Nature and the Human Soul, depth psychologist and wilderness guide Bill Plotkin presents a model for a human life span rooted in the cycles and qualities of the natural world, a blueprint for individual development that ultimately yields a strategy for cultural transformation.

"The Master in the Grove of Elders" with Bill Plotkin

Getting old is not the same thing as becoming an elder, and in our times, a true elder is a rare and precious gift. Depth psychologist and wilderness guide Bill Plotkin has developed a model of eight stages of human development. He says that most people in western society do not progress beyond the third stage and as a result, we have few true adults and fewer elders.

In this teleseminar, Bill Plotkin paints a vision of elderhood as it is for a few and could be for many. He inspires us to realize that true elderhood is a goal worthy of aspiration. And it’s never too late!

"Horses, Somatics, and Spirit" with Beverley Kane

What can horses teach us about our own physicality and spirituality? What does it mean to be “healthy as a horse”? As evidenced in the growing field of equine-assisted learning and psychotherapy, horses are consummate teachers of mindfulness, somatics and somato-spiritual consciousness. They differ from dogs and cats and other predators in their responses to our body language and energy. Using Jung’s theories of psychological types and archetypes, Dr.

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