Monday, July 22, 2013

Beyond "Self Defense" - Not Being a Victim!

Seth Auberon, Wisdom Quarterly; Michele Benzamin-Miki,
One-Day Workshop
Saturday, August 3, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Melrose

This is more than a self defense class. Learn skills of awareness and focus for the"inner game of self defense," developing trust in instincts, composure, and clarity. Display a physical confidence-presence. Learn how to be "present" so as to not be an easy target. Instead of presenting as a "victim," Instead learn to be empowered, flexible, and resourceful in conflict and high stress situations. Move beyond fear responses, possibly changing old triggers of "being a victim." Most importantly, learn how to define boundaries as "rules of engagement." This teaches others how we want to be treated.
Don't pull a Dorner; LAPD hates competition
Cultivate self-respect and self-appreciation, and learn the skills to have more choices in any situation, problem, or conflict. This training changes thinking and is fun!
Cost: Sliding scale of $40-$70 plus dana for the teacher. Those who have more, please pay at highest affordable level to support programs and those who have less.
NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS  Call or write for info. on work study and scholarships.* Registration fees go to support Against the Stream, its programs and scholarship funds. The teacher receives 100% of the dana. ($100+ Monthly Supporters may attend for no registration fee, but dana is appreciated).
Michele Benzamin-Miki is  cofounder of Five Changes and Manzanita Village Retreat Center in Warner Springs, CA. She has mentored and trained individuals and facilitated retreats and training-seminars worldwide for more than 25 years. Using combined skills as a Master Trainer of NLP, hypnotherapy, and Gestalt, with three decades of experience as a Zen and Vipassana teacher. She is a woman of high ranking in the martial arts of Aikido and two forms of Iaido sword, and a visual and performance artist. Work at Five Changes has been referred to as magical, "alchemical," beyond the range of what is usually considered possible due to the synergy of its tools and skills.

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