Terry Hunt Ed.D

Upcoming Workshops

When we feel stuck—repeating patterns in relationships or avoiding them, not finding joy in work, living with anxiety or depression, even being frustrated in our spiritual practice—we can deeply benefit from emotional healing.

This highly experiential workshop creates a safe space for exercises that facilitate greater aliveness for those of us plagued by chronic low self-esteem; difficulty being assertive; persistent anxiety, depression, substance abuse or recovery issues; and the long-term effects of trauma and family dysfunction.

Healing occurs when our wounds are given thoughtful attention, unraveling the coping habits with which we avoided pain in the past, but do not work for us now. Without emotional healing, healthy pleasure in current relationships is hard to cultivate because old coping mechanisms return when we are under stress.

Terry Hunt and Maggie Zellner create a sacred circle for deep, honest sharing and witnessing. Exercises are designed to expand connectedness with our inner selves and with others, and include meditation, music, bioenergetic movement, and holotropic breathing.

We are supported in taking risks and in cultivating pleasure and play, returning home with greater vitality and presence.

All are invited, including helping professionals who want to include these emotional healing tools in their practices.

Upon completion of this workshop participants will be better able to:

  • Describe the betrayal of insight and wisdom that originates in the Psychoanalytic pleasure principle and libido theory. 
  • Discuss earlier attachment theory and  the inevitable developmental conflict.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the developmental hurdles that  emerge with gender identity awareness at both the Oedipal stage and at puberty
  • Recognize how healthy aggression is both a deeply personal expression towards goals of creativity and connection to loved ones that is highly respectful of others.
  • Discuss a developmental pathway and theory of dysfunctional defense mechanisms as a response to previous emotional wounding.
  • Utilize effective tools to help themselves as practitioners and  others manage intimacy, authority, and the therapeutic relationship  within the various contexts of their lives. 
- See more at: http://www.eomega.org/workshops/emotional-healing#-workshop-description-block

When we feel stuck—repeating patterns in relationships or avoiding them, not finding joy in work, living with anxiety or depression, even being frustrated in our spiritual practice—we can deeply benefit from emotional healing.

This highly experiential workshop creates a safe space for exercises that facilitate greater aliveness for those of us plagued by chronic low self-esteem; difficulty being assertive; persistent anxiety, depression, substance abuse or recovery issues; and the long-term effects of trauma and family dysfunction.

Healing occurs when our wounds are given thoughtful attention, unraveling the coping habits with which we avoided pain in the past, but do not work for us now. Without emotional healing, healthy pleasure in current relationships is hard to cultivate because old coping mechanisms return when we are under stress.

Terry Hunt and Maggie Zellner create a sacred circle for deep, honest sharing and witnessing. Exercises are designed to expand connectedness with our inner selves and with others, and include meditation, music, bioenergetic movement, and holotropic breathing.

We are supported in taking risks and in cultivating pleasure and play, returning home with greater vitality and presence.

All are invited, including helping professionals who want to include these emotional healing tools in their practices.

Upon completion of this workshop participants will be better able to:

  • Describe the betrayal of insight and wisdom that originates in the Psychoanalytic pleasure principle and libido theory. 
  • Discuss earlier attachment theory and  the inevitable developmental conflict.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the developmental hurdles that  emerge with gender identity awareness at both the Oedipal stage and at puberty
  • Recognize how healthy aggression is both a deeply personal expression towards goals of creativity and connection to loved ones that is highly respectful of others.
  • Discuss a developmental pathway and theory of dysfunctional defense mechanisms as a response to previous emotional wounding.
  • Utilize effective tools to help themselves as practitioners and  others manage intimacy, authority, and the therapeutic relationship  within the various contexts of their lives. 
- See more at: http://www.eomega.org/workshops/emotional-healing#-workshop-description-block

I-You-Us: Pleasure, Intimacy and the Search for Connectedness 

                        Week of April 10-15, 2016

           

This workshop is about healthy relationships—in love, in friendship, in daily life. The focus is on how to nurture our own vitality in situations where we long for connections that are more real, more safe, or more rewarding. Pleasure is essential for healthy relationships. Add the erotic element and the potential for pleasure grows exponentially. But whether in love or friendship, in same- or opposite-gender relationships, the reality of sustaining delight in one another is often a mystery and a struggle. We substitute old avoidance patterns for intimacy as we play out the Good Girl and Super Guy roles we developed during traumatic childhoods and adolescences. Or we repeatedly act out of fear, sadness, or rage, keeping our relationships locked in the "cultural missionary position." Giving up carefully honed pain-avoidant habits releases new energies for the pursuit of personal fulfillment in relationships.

This workshop is designed to help you identify myths that block the flow of joy. Terry Hunt writes, "Together we will redefine the role of pleasure in our lives and create updated images of our sexual and sensual selves. We will explore new language that more honestly communicates our desires. We will encourage each other to approach our gender gaps with intention rather than fear, assertion rather than suspicion. We will follow our instincts for pleasure into moments of wholeness."

 Come alone or with an intimate.

Emotional Healing: New Pathways to Aliveness
August 14-19, 2016

Do you feel stuck? Do you repeat unhealthy patterns in relationships? Live with anxiety or depression?
Or come up against obstacles in addiction recovery or spiritual practice? Are you interested in expanding your
capacity for pleasure and joy?  

Sometimes you need to go deeper into old wounds and give them thoughtful attention in order to transform
them, to unravel old coping mechanisms that worked in the past but are getting in the way now.  

Psychologists Terry Hunt and Psychoanalyst Maggie Zellner create a safe space in this highly experiential, 
intensive retreat for you to explore new pathways to aliveness.

Through lecture, individual and partner work, and holotropic breath work exercises, you learn to increase your
connection with yourself and others. You are supported to take risks and reacquaint yourself with pleasure and 
play so you can return home with greater vitality and presence. 

Anyone looking for emotional healing is welcome. This workshop is particularly useful for those who suffer 
from chronic low self-esteem or codependency, find it difficult to be assertive, are in recovery, or live with the 
long-term effects of trauma and family dysfunction of all kinds. 
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