School of Education and Human Development

Self-Care for Counselors: Application Ideas from the Philosophies of Gurdjieff and T'ai Chi

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 11, 2014, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 
Glickman Library - 7th Floor
Contact Name: 
Bette Katsekas
Contact Email: 
katsekas@usm.maine.edu

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.

For more information, contact USM Counselor Education program faculty Bette Katsekas at katsekas@usm.maine.edu or Sue Jones at sjones@usm.maine.edu.