Although the holidays are meant to be a time of celebration, and this time of year is a time to appreciate the return of the light with solstice as the days( in the northern hemisphere) become longer, for many they are a time of extra stress. If you have family and friends to gather with, preparing for a big communal meal or celebration can be stressful. The commercialisation of this time of year pressures us to buy gifts for everyone. Meeting with family members you have painful history with can resurrect the feelings of hurt, difference, loneliness and old trauma. For others, there is the pain of having lost family members or not having family and friends to be with on special occasions.
Whatever stress you may experience this time of year, even if it’s the happy stress of gathering with people you love, it can be helpful to take time to take care of yourself, to remember what your body needs, to slow down and listen deeply. These are the gifts inherent in Continuum.
In this 3-hour webinar class, we will practice nourishing the body-mind with the gentle breaths, sounding and movement of Continuum. We will slow down, rest deeply, melt old patterning and holding in the body tissues, as we return to our original fluid nature. Where everyday life can create tension and density in both body and psyche, with Continuum we can begin to melt that tension, soften our tissues, kindle our heart fires, and emerge feeling refreshed and resilient.
If this appeals to you, please join us. You may find you have much more to celebrate afterwards.
Cherionna Menzam-Sills is a prenatal and birth therapist, movement therapist and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist. Drawing on 40 years experience, her background includes an M.A. in Somatic Psychology (Dance/Movement Therapy) and a Ph.D. in Pre- and Perinatal Psychology, as well as Occupational Therapy, Massage Therapy, intensive study of BMC and Body-Mind Psychotherapy with Susan Aposhyan and 10 years intensive study with prenatal and birth psychotherapy pioneers, William Emerson and Ray Castellino. She worked intensively with founder of Continuum, Emilie Conrad for the last decade of her life. Emilie authorized her to teach Continuum in 2007. Her work is further informed by years of intensive Vipassana meditation practice and other mindfulness practices.