Applications to Cohort 3 begin January 1, 2013.
We take only 14 students per academic year, so apply early.
Potential students who apply and sign enrollment contracts prior to April 1, 2013 will enjoy the current tuition fee.
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The Mastery Studies program meets for their second week of instruction beginning Friday, November 2nd.
Some of what the students will study this week:
• Energy anatomy and physiology of the 8th chakra and level of the human Bio-energy Field (HBF)
• Integrative nutrition for clients who present with menopause and also hormonal disorders
• Creating a healing container for the client and their loved-ones with terminal illnesses
• Methods of using psychodramatic techniques in the treatment space; empty chair, doubling • The energetic technique of soul re-integration
• And hours more of practice, validation, discussion, meditation.
Standard Studies Cohort 2 begins their second week of instruction on Friday, November 16th.
Some of what the students will study this week:
• Traditional Anatomy and Physiology as it relates to cells, cellular metabolism, (where the energy happens) and tissues
• A detailed analysis of the 7 major chakras including effects of normal and abnormal function
• Energetic techniques which address dysfunction in the second level of the HBF-emotions about the self
• Ethics in the treatment setting as it relates to personal values
• The psychological principles related to an under-nourished HBF, causes and treatment options
• Developing visual and kinesthetic high sense perception (clairvoyance and clairsentience)
• Healing family pain which creates distortion in the HBF
• Creative arts-the art and ritual of mask making
• And many more hours of practice, validation, meditation and laughter
Lies We Believe By Shelli Stanger Nelson, Founder and President
This is the first of a series of installments based on the work of Dr. Albert Ellis, PhD.
Albert Ellis was an American psychologist noted to be the formulator and developer of both Rational Emotive Behavior and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. Ellis identifies what he terms “Lies people tell.”
The Rukha Method™ views these ground-breaking revelations attributed to Ellis as being limited beliefs/images based on child-consciousness. Ellis’s work provides parallel theory as well as another framework around which the Rukha Method™ practitioner may apply the psychological principles which both affect the Human Bio-energy System (HBS) as well as contribute to the broadest definition of health.
This series gives the reader a glimpse into one of the five Living with Consciousness™ classes offered in the Mastery Studies program at the Academy. Visit our website for a full overview of each of our programs and course descriptions.RukhaAcademy.com
The lie: I must be loved by all people.
This negative belief is based on the child-consciousness which believes that to be loved means safety. In the child’s developing consciousness, the world feels threatening. In an attempt to assuage this sense of fear, the child seeks out love from others. The child relies on others to meet basic needs of food, clothing and shelter, likewise, for protection, comfort and security. As long as the perception of love prevails, the child feels confident that these essential elements will be provided and thus, confident also in his survival, therefore, the child is constantly seeking love and approval from the perceived authority.
As adult-ego integrity builds, the child-consciousness fades, replacing it with a sense of safety and security from within rather than from without.
This inner solidity is born of a healthy, competent adult-ego container. To build this as adults, we need to focus intentional healing and awareness on the first chakra. The very function of the first chakra, located at the perineal floor in some models, at the coccyx in others, is to provide a sense of safety in an unsafe world; to provide the ability to trust despite feelings of uncertainty and to flood the physical body with strength for survival.
The idea that love and approval from others provides security is illustrative of the need for the development of a more mature ego-or, in other words, a stronger sense of self.
This false belief is created early in childhood. The genesis of the image is planted when the child perceives a revocation of love by the parent. To the child living in a universe where the parent is equal to survival, the perception that she is unloved has an immediate effect on the first chakra. This first chakra automatically contracts. This contraction creates an instantaneous negative effect on the nervous system and the limbic brain. A fight or flight reaction develops. To the child, survival and love are explicitly paired. The child learns quickly that in order to survive, he needs to adopt behaviors that assure a continual supply of love flowing from the parent’s fourth chakra and the fourth level of the HBF. When love is stopped or withheld, the sender of the energy literally contracts the fourth level of the bio-energy field, pulls back the bio-energy cords which communicate emotions between living beings and contracts the fourth chakra. This dramatic field change happens with the same speed as does, say, a message from the brain to blink the eyes or to scratch an itch. The recipient of the energy alteration feels it immediately as well.
Children interpret a parent’s disapproval as a revocation of love. Unfortunately, many times this is the case. In an attempt to punish undesired behaviors, parents may consciously or unconsciously withhold love from the child. This can happen through sharp energy blasts of words or actions. A very empathic child will be sensitive to even the slightest change in the parent’s bio-energy field, while other children may not be so susceptible.'
Be aware of how this false image-or lie-presents itself in life. Continuously seeking love and approval of others, withholding true emotions to avoid making waves, over-extending generosity beyond what is healthy, ruminating over conversations and feelings of dread after minor discord (notice the word) might indicate this commonly held fear of abandonment and the need to be loved by everyone.
In the words of author and poet Oriah Mountaindreamer, “I’m not interested if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself”. If so, this is a mark of a healthy, mature adult-ego, so long as the message is based on ethical behaviors and high integrity.
The series will continue next month as we discuss the lie: I need to be perfect.
Lionel Richie singing, “Love, Oh Love” opened the commencement exercises of Cohort 1 in May. The lyrics are timeless: “Give us peace and understanding” Click on the link and enjoy this beautiful ballad.