Saturday, May 01, 2010

Free lecture by Michael Lerner / Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts

Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts announces a free lecture by Michael Lerner, PhD: Healing from the Inside Out: The Regenerative Power of the Human Spirit, to be held Tuesday, May 4 at 6:30PM, 1632 U Street, NW.

This talk will explore how we might live best in the midst of today's great challenges: of our own personal struggles, of those we love, of our communities, of our country and of our planet. Do we each have personal "styles" of healing that we may strengthen? While natural, healing is not automatic, and can be blocked or facilitated. The intention of this talk is to help us discover ways to deepen our own unique, resources for healing.

As we answer the call to discover our personal philosophy of life or approach to spirit, we may heal at many levels -- in our body, our emotions, our mind, and our spirit. The quest for the unique ways we each heal best is a life-long journey. It is a process of growing in wisdom, learning to love better and making meaning out of suffering.

Healing from the Inside Outwill draw on approaches from the ancient shamanic traditions, the great contemplative and wisdom traditions, integrative medicine, the healing arts, and the psychological teachings of Carl Jung, Victor Frankl, Roberto Assagioli, and Parker Palmer.


Michael Lerner is President and co-founder of Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts and of Commonweal, a health and environmental research institute in Bolinas, California. He is also co-founder of a dozen major initiatives including the Cancer Help Program, Health Care Without Harm, the Collaborative on Health and the Environment and The New School at Commonweal. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Prize Fellowship and the author of "Choices in Healing: Integrating the Best of Conventional and Complementary Cancer Therapies. He has co-led 170 week-long Cancer Help Programs at Commonweal and Smith Farm over the past 25 years.

Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts, is a Washington, DC nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop and promote proven healing practices that explore physical, emotional, and mental resources leading to life-affirming changes.

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