Workshops

  • Turn within and hear the wisdom that is deep within your heart and soul
  • Learn to live in the moment with gentleness
  • Discover your authentic self - Experience your life as it unfolds and blooms
  • Truly experience joy, abundance and a contentment that fills your soul

Visit the Calendar page for workshops dates. If your interest is not listed please call or email us, and we will do our best to offer it soon. All the following workshops are available to groups, corporations and groups of friends. All events are held at Center for Healing Journeys - 14 Grove Farm Road, Pittstown NJ unless otherwise stated.

 

 

 RENEW YOUR SPIRIT

Have you been experiencing a feeling of uncertainty, anxiety or lack of balance in your life?

Learn and experience techniques for quieting your mind and calming your body to help foster a greater sense of peace in your world. This workshop was created to help you nurture yourself and to take time out of your busy life to return to your authentic self.

I invite you to reclaim your innate wholeness and wisdom. The practices you will experience are profound in returning you to a state of balance and harmony, reconnecting you to the web of life. Allowing you to pause so you can live your life from your own unique center of peace and power.

You will Nourish & Renew by experiencing

    Guided Imagery with a Mountain Meditation
    Mindfulness Meditation
    And through dialogue

This is an Invitation to Honor the Preciousness of Your Life

If you would like to bring
          • A place for stillness and silence into your life and
          • Experience a restorative and renewing sense of ease and stability that is available to you in your everyday life

 

THE HEALING POWER OF MINDFUL LIVING

Cultivate a mindfulness meditation practice and experience the possibilities of awakening the natural healing energies
of body, mind, heart and spirit.

Interweave mindfulness directly into the fabric of your daily life. Re-awaken your intuition, creativity, and wisdom to promote the healing of stress related conditions, illness and chronic pain.

  •     Simplify your life and get in touch with the healing power of moment to moment awareness
  •     Uplift the quality of your relationships with family, others, and most importantly with yourself
  •     Develop mindfulness approaches to see clearly into situations and feelings such as anxiety, anger and depression and deal with them skillfully
  •     Bring peace, ease, true joy and increased health into your life

Mindfulness Meditation assists you in seeing life in its totality. It allows you to reduce stress by responding positively to life situations. Meditation teaches you to live with increased clarity, peace, and compassion.Using presentations and discussion we focus on mindfulness practices such as sitting and guided meditations, lovingkindness and body awareness meditations.

You will receive:

    Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
    Gentle mindful movement
    Group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life
    Individually tailored instruction
    Daily home assignments
    Two home practice CDs and a practice manual

People participate for reasons as diverse as...

    Stress - job, family or financial
    Chronic pain and illness
    Anxiety and panic
    GI distress
    Sleep disturbances
    Fatigue
    High blood pressure
    Headaches

Mindfulness at Work: Stress Reduction in the Workplace. On-site programs and seminars are available.

The Healing Power of Mindful Living by Cindy Wolk-Weiss is a modified version of the program developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center-Stress Reduction Clinic. Cindy offers Mindfulness Meditation programs regularly to corporations and groups and will adapt a program that suits your needs.

Cindy completed professional training in Mindfulness Meditation in 1993 under the direction of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, Director of the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. She continues to study under mindfulness based meditation teachers and has an ongoing meditation and yoga practice. Contact Cindy to discover how you can bring Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction to your corporation.

CREATING A SACRED LIFE

Explore how to choose to live each day of your life. When we are still and awake we connect with our inner wisdom. When you are living in the present moment sacredness is present. Meditation gives us these tools. We will explore what inhibits us from "Letting our Light Shine".

Take time out to reconnect with yourself and to the peace within. You will experience nonjudgmental discussion, guided imagery and meditation. You will discover ways to connect with your inner wisdom and healing power. This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in managing stress and living a more sacred and meaningful life. You will learn how to provide self nourishment and well being, enhancing your body, mind and soul.

You will experience:

  • Mindfulness Meditation develops the ability to be fully present in every moment. Basic instruction of meditation will be experienced.
  • Guided Imagery - shine a light on your soul's purpose and embody your dreams through a meditation empowering your creativity

 A LOVINGKINDNESS RETREAT

Lovingkindness practice is one of the most ancient forms of Buddhist practice, one that has been passed down for over 2,500 years. The development of lovingkindness meditation practice is the practical way to learn to cultivate love for ourselves and others. This practice helps us to actively cultivate positive emotional states so we become more patient, kind, accepting and compassionate.

Studies on the practice of Lovingkindness led to shifts in people's daily experiences of a wide range of positive emotions, including love, joy, gratitude, contentment, hope, pride, interest, amusement and awe. These shifts in positive emotions were linked to increases in a variety of personal resources, including mindful attention, self-acceptance, positive relationships with others and good physical health. They assisted people to become more satisfied with their lives and to experience fewer symptoms of depression. In this retreat we will deeply explore the practice of kindness through discussion and guided meditation.

Ask yourself:

  • How is your heart in this moment?
  • Would you like it to feel open and compassionate?
  • Then this retreat is for you.

 

SPIRITUALITY & HEALING

This workshop invites you to discover the true meaning of spirituality and healing for yourself. It is an opportunity to go deeper, to explore these concepts and how it informs your daily life. We will have discussion, a meditation and a chance to deeply be with ourselves and others..

I invite you to attend this workshop if you desire to:

  • Go more deeply into your wholeness - and the nature of reality
  • Learn to trust where you are and your process
  • Develop a profound relationship with all of life
  • Relax into life with mindfulness

 

GATHERING OF WOMEN ~ Discover your true potential!

Gathering of Women calls us to join together in support  of our spiritual journey's, allowing us to develop an open mind and an open heart. In forming a community to support each other you realize your potential and find your unique place in the world.

I envision this circle to be a supportive, nurturing environment for women to gather. When we gather together with intention of mindful awareness the group becomes like a pendulum of a powerful clock and we entrain other pendulums in our rhythm - strangers become friends and the world smiles with joy.

  • Discover your authentic essence
  • Learn how to create your life around your truth and recognize your limiting beliefs that often have been held since childhood.
  • Explore what beliefs work for you and which ones limit your success.
  • We will have discussion, a meditation and a chance to deeply be with ourselves and others..

    I invite you to attend this workshop if you desire to:

  • Go more deeply into your wholeness - and the nature of reality
  • Learn to trust where you are and your process
  • Develop a profound relationship with all of life
  • Relax into life with mindfulness

    Join us as we bring a light to shine on our inner wisdom

A MORNING OF MINDFULNESS

This is an Invitation to Honor the Preciousness of Your Life

  • Would you like to learn to slow down in a world that is going faster and faster?
  • Do you think that there is a place for stillness and silence in your life?
  • Have you ever experienced a restorative and renewing sense of ease and stability that is available to you in your everyday life?

Learn about and experience techniques for quieting the mind and calming the body; be more clear and present
in your life, and learn to bring this peace into the world.

No previous experience necessary, all are welcome, both newcomers and meditators who would like a refresher.

REIKI WORKSHOPS

About the Reiki Attunement Process
Reiki Attunements open and expand the Ki-holding capacity and clear energy blockages. They open a channel for the Reiki energy to flow from practitioner to client. The more a practitioner uses Reiki the clearer and stronger the flow becomes.The attunement process is what makes Reiki stand apart from other types of healing systems. Although others healing arts may use hand positions on the client, only Reiki has the wonderful benefit of the attunement process. For this reason, you cannot learn Reiki through reading about it, it has to be transferred by a Reiki Master Teacher.

REIKI I WORKSHOP

Reiki, a gentle, Tibetan hands-on healing art that connects you with your ability to heal yourself and others.
It offers a way to reduce stress, relieve pain, balance emotions and facilitate spiritual growth. Reiki means universal energy and is based on attunement to and transmission of the universal life force. Reiki changes the vibrational frequency so the body can restore itself to balance and wholeness.

You will :

  • Learn how to perform Reiki on yourself and others.
  • Receive a personalized and private Reiki I attunement
  • Interactive discussion and lecture on Reiki energy healing
  • Receive a comprehensive manual explaining Reiki history, principles, energy system and hand positions
  • Reiki I certificate of completion

Some of the many benefits of Reiki are relief of chronic pain, headaches, and stress related illness,
emotional and spiritual growth. This healing method brings balance and harmony into your life addressing the body, mind and spirit.

REIKI II WORKSHOP

  • Review of Reiki I and questions answered
  • Receive personalized and private attunement.
  • Learning the Reiki Symbols
  • There are 3 separate Reiki symbols to learn. It is important to learn how to draw them precisely, learn the power of the symbols, and learn the proper pronunciation and spelling of them.
  • Practice and discussion on how to use the symbols.
  • Meditation
  • Learn the step by step formula of using the symbols in sending Reiki long distance.
  • Practice sending absentia Reiki.
  • Learn how Reiki can be sent into the past or the future.
  • Question/Answer Period
  •  Reiki II Certificate

HOLIDAY RENEWAL WORKSHOP

I invite you to take a few hours to take some time to renew yourself before the holiday busyness takes over. Find out how to be mindful about the stress the holidays may cause and choose to do it differently this year. We will practice a tranquility meditation, do some mindful movement and discuss how to create a holiday without stress.

MEDITATIONS FOR HEALING

How to Live with Chronic Pain Workshop
If you live with chronic pain or have occasional physical pain that you find difficult to handle this workshop may be for you.
We will explore ways to live life with physical pain with grace and gentleness through meditation, gentle yoga based movement, and guided discussions.

CELEBRATION WORKSHOP

This workshop was created for a very special student who wanted to create an alternative to the typical wedding shower.
It was my privilege to create this workshop as a celebration for this couple as they began a new life together as well as a gift to all their guests.

This is now available to anyone who would like something different for her wedding shower. The theme is It's All About Love. During this workshop we discuss what love is and how it manifests in our lives, we practice a metta or lovingkindness meditation, creative writing, discussion, and a blessing ceremony.

This workshop is also appropriate for recommitment ceremonies or anniversaries. If you are interested in having this workshop at your celebration please contact Cindy.