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Primal Therapy Conference

Aug 07, 2014 08:42PM
The International Primal Association is holding its annual convention and summer retreat this year from August 25-31 in Sandyston. The event will feature educational experiences suited to individuals pursuing emotional growth through various techniques ranging from meditation to movement therapy.

Friday features a workshop called Internal and External Support, presented by therapists Stuart Friedman and Laurie Schwartz, which is designed to gently release stored tensions and deep post-traumatic stress. Laurie will also lead a community dance which includes tribal drumming.

Jim Crosby, J.D., biographer for Metallica, will speak on the influence of primal in the arts. Other events include Primal Theater, poetry and a cabaret open mic. Artist Julie Eliason will lecture on how to facilitate healing using paint.

Massage therapist and Shalom Mountain facilitator Tricia Wassel leads a workshop in which she uses core energetic techniques. Author, Thayer White, elaborates on Improving Your Personal Growth Results.

Introduction to Primal training for therapists and CEUs will be offered by Primal Integration Center of Michigan founder, Barbara Bryan and social worker Dianne Arman. There will be daily workshops and groups, as well as swimming and boating. Meals are included for those who preregister. All registered participants are entitled to receive a free half hour massage from a bodyworker of their choice. Dormitory space is available.

Location: YMCA Camp Linwood MacDonald, Sandyston. To register, use PayPal at or call 1-877-PRIMALS. For more information, email [email protected] or call 1-877-PRIMALS.

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