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Salon: Examining the Limitations to Presence and How to Stay in the Here-and-Now

June 25 @ 11:00 am 12:30 pm PDT

Announcing the First EHI Online Salon

Theme: Examining the Limitations to Presence and How to Stay in the Here-and-Now    

Facilitators: Sonja Saltman, EHI Core Instructor and Joshua Diliberto, EHI Teaching Assistant          

Date:  June 25, 2024 11 am -12:30 PDT (2pm-3:30pm EDT; 6pm-7:30pm UTC)

Online: Via Zoom/Zoom Breakout Rooms

Fee: $25 General. Please reach out to Michelle via the form on contact page for info on $10 economic inequality/hardship tickets.

Limited Registration: Due to the format EHI is limiting the number of places to 30 participants for this Salon.

EHI is excited to be starting a new series of experiential salons. The intention for these salons is to honor EHI’s commitment to experiential learning as well as the time honored group process of discussion and integration.

On June 25th, EHI Is hosting a 90-minute virtual community space for contacting and cultivating therapeutic presence. Personal, relational, and cosmological aspects are considered in group discussion, practical demonstration, dyad practice, and will be flexible in nature to follow prerogatives emergent from the group.

As we acknowledge that the word “salon” implies a more free flowing structure this is a flexible outline that will be modified by Sonja and Josh to work with what is happening in the moment.

General Outline:

  • Welcome Introduction, check-in (10 minutes)
  • Limitations/Obstacles to Presence (35 min total)
    • Intro and Demo The Exploration of the Meaning of Presence in Practice
    • Whole group process
  • Experiential Exercise: “Sustaining/staying With Here-and-Now Presence.” (20 min) We can make contact with the movement (the music) being experienced from the group in the here and now stay with it as a whole, and as it flows between persons.
  • Final Large Group Process: Discussion, Integration (appx 25 min)

For Reference:

There is no mandatory reading for this offering but the text book, Existential-Humanistic Therapy, 2nd Edition by Schneider and Krug published APA is a resource we would like to mention.

Registration is Now Open

$25 General Admission.