Sacred Crossroads with Lorie Dechar


Practice at the Crossroads: What Is Gaia Asking Us as Healers Now? with Lorie Dechar

ITM students and graduates: enter discount code ITMGRADdiscount to receive $10 off.

Wednesday April 27, 7-9:30 pm EST

Open to all practitioners, and those seeking a way forward. (CEUS avail)

*For those unable to make the ‘live’ virtual session, a recording is available.

Crossroads are choice points. They are recognized as dangerous yet sacred precincts of crisis and opportunity in all ancient cultures. Humanity is at such a choice point now, a defining moment in our evolution as a species in relationship to all beings as well as the planet itself.

Lorie Eve Dechar and ITM invite you to join them to explore what is being asked of us as practitioners and healers at this point in time.
*Where do we discover trusted guides and cartographies as we enter the territory of the unknown?
*Who are we healing in the treatment room and beyond? The person? The planet? A multiplicity of entwined multitudes? How do we shift our view of the ego-centered Self in order to open new possibilities for tribe and community?
*How do we access and make use of the shen/spirit that is available to us, the down pouring radiance of spirit/universe that might activate the potential for consciousness transformation?
*How can we care for our own souls as we interface with trauma and possession states in the treatment room, in the world, and within our own psyches?
*How can the principles of the ancient art of alchemy that underpin the theories of traditional Chinese medicine help us to find the gold in the lead of the difficulties that confront us?
*And how might we actively engage in the evolution of human consciousness through our practice?

As we ask these questions, we come back to this central theme:

What is our mandate as healers and artisans of transformation as our planet careens through the dismembering challenges of morphing viruses, climate chaos, political fragmentation, and consciousness evolution?

This class will be experiential and interactive as well as didactic. You will come away with new concepts, viewpoints, and attitudes as well as new alchemical tools you can bring to your treatment room, your family, and your community.

Our planet, Gaia, is waiting to meet us at the Crossroads!

Lorie Eve Dechar’s intuitive work as an alchemical healer, mentor, and teacher is supported by a strong foundation of theoretical understanding and clinical experience, including over thirty years of Chinese medical practice, twelve years as a senior faculty member at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City as well as years of teaching at institutes and retreat centers throughout the United States, Canada and the U.K. Lorie is the author of Five Spirits: Alchemical Acupuncture for Psychological and Spiritual Healing, Kigo: Exploring the Spiritual Essence of Acupuncture Points Through the Changing Seasons, and The Alchemy of Inner Work: A Guide for Turning Illness & Suffering Into True Health & Well-Being. She holds a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Columbia, MD, 1985. Lorie has trained in Jungian and Gestalt psychotherapy is a certified Focusing-oriented psychotherapist and has become recognized as a modern interpreter of classical Taoist practice.

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