January 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
For the month of January, we will look at the fundamentals of meditation. If you are new to a practice of meditation, or if you are recovering an old one, this would be a good time to join us. Some of the issues we will be looking at include:
What is meditation?
How are concentration and contemplation related to meditation?
What is the connection between meditation and prayer?
What is meta-cognition and how does meditation help it to form?
How are the various forms of meditation different and which one is best for me?
What is brain-wave entrainment and what is it like and what does it do?
Some notes about participation:
We invite a donation of $10 to support the container for the event, both physical and relational.
We invite you to join the group on Meetup [Soul Salon Guided Meditation] so that we can anticipate how many chairs to set up and so we can communicate between gatherings.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Robinson was trained in psycho-dynamic psychotherapy through a joint program of Eden Seminary and Care and Counseling. He is well versed in cognitive behavioral therapy and is trained in the use of EMDR for addressing trauma. He is trained in the use of Internal Family System therapy having completed the Level Two training.
What I love most is helping people find new ways of being and transforming into the glorious life they are meant to have. And I’ve spent thirty years as a psychotherapist doing just that. It’s very fulfilling.
However, getting unstuck doesn’t mean giving up what you need. And it doesn’t mean becoming more skilled at changing the other person. Getting unstuck does mean finding ways to be different which have more authenticity and integrity. It means learning new perspectives and skills.
I teach those skills and guide people through a self-development process that creates new perspectives.
Some folks come to me because I am a minister. Some stay away because I am a minister. And some work with me for years without knowing I am a minister. So let me share this:
I have absolutely no interest–zero–in getting folks to agree with my religion. I’m happy to share my thoughts but I don’t need or expect others to experience spirituality the way I do.
I am versed in many religious languages. While I am a Christian, I speak Buddhist, Hindu, Taoist, and know a smattering of Sufi and Kabbalah. Each language has strengths for articulating particular truths.
I do believe everyone is a spiritual being. I believe that’s just the way we are. You may have a keen sense of your purpose in life or you may feel that you have no worth to anyone–and sometimes both on the same day. I would say that’s called being human and humans struggle.
If you want to improve a conflict-ridden relationship….or perhaps you simply want to change some aspect of your life, I’d like to share what I’ve learned with you.