SELF-CARE FOR COUNSELORS:Application Ideas from the Philosophies of Gurdjieff and T'ai Chi
April 11, 2014 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Glickman Library 7th Floor
USM Portland Campus
Gurdjieff & Personal Development - Robert A. Yarumian II
George Gurdjieff (1866-1949) brought a new perspective on the true nature of individuals. The first lecture of the day will explore Gurdjieff's view of what is necessary for a deeper experience of connecting with one's true self. Along with an introduction to Gurdjieff's work, audience members will be led through a basic sensing exercise for a new look into themselves and a different outlook on the complexity of inner development. A discussion of possible applications for counselors will follow the presentation.
T'ai Chi for Counselors - Al Delaney
T'ai Chi is an internal martial art with rich benefits for personal development and interpersonal relations. This portion of the lecture will include an overview of the philosophy and psychology of T'ai Chi, as well as movement demonstrations and exercises. A discussion of possible applications for counselors will follow the presentation.
Cost: $25 for CEUs (3 contact hours). Free for USM students. Parking is available in the USM parking garage.