See our Current Offerings page for a full listing of all courses and events.
INTRODUCTION TO THE ENNEAGRAM
Led by Marjorie Donnelly, M.Ed. and certified Enneagram Teacher
Saturday, October 7, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
The Enneagram is a unique model of understanding human behavior that is based in ancient wisdom and informed by contemporary psychology. It identifies nine personality types as different ways of understanding and responding to the world, thus offering a path for deeper self-awareness and greater love of self and others. We will explore the three “centers of intelligence” and the nine expressions of personality found within them. This workshop will be helpful for those who are new to the Enneagram, as well as those who have already been introduced to it but want to expand their understanding. Knowledge of your Type is not necessary, but if you would like to begin the process of discovering it, you can take the online test available at www.enneagraminstitute.com. Register
CO-CREATION IN CONTEMPLATIVE SINGING & CHANT
Led by Kristen Leigh Southworth, M.Div. and professional singer-songwriter
Saturday, November 4, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Those who came to last year’s Singing & Chant as a Spiritual Practice workshop, or anyone who feels drawn to singing as a form of spiritual practice, will enjoy this new workshop that invites participants into an even deeper level of understanding the practice of chant singing in the context of co-creation. We will explore the spirituality of improvisation, and learn how to listen for what is asking to be born both in group and individual contexts. Participants will learn skills for facilitating group singing in their own communities, and build a repertoire of songs that can be sung in a variety of spiritual settings by people of all ages and musical experience.
BREATH AS A PATHWAY TO PRESENCE
Led by Summer Estes, LPC and Certified Transformational Breath Facilitator; Christine Edwards & Tony Castle, Certified Transformational Breath Trainers; Rev. Timothy Patterson and Rev. Gregory Farrand
Saturday, November 11, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
This workshop is designed to introduce both new and experienced participants to two powerful breath work modalities: coherence breath and Transformational Breath ®. We will create a safe space for participants to experience the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of breath work, and work with our three centers of intelligence: body, heart and mind. Conscious connected breathing practices are an ancient path for creating fertile ground from which the wisdom of our heart can arise. This one-day, experiential workshop is limited to 14 participants.
Other workshops of interest (not at Holy Trinity):
CENTERING PRAYER WORKSHOP BY NEXUS JOURNEY®
Led by Dr. Robert C. Shield, Senior Pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Beaumont, TX.
Location: Christ United Methodist Church, 410 N. Holden Rd.,
Friday, October 20, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
We may think of prayer as thoughts or feelings expressed in words, but this is only one expression. In the Christian tradition, contemplative prayer is considered to be the pure gift of God. It is the opening of mind and heart — our whole being — to God. Through grace, we can open our awareness to God, whom we know by faith is within us, closer to us than breathing, closer to us than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. Centering prayer is designed to facilitate the development of contemplative prayer by preparing our faculties to receive this gift. It is an attempt to present the teaching of earlier times in an updated form. This workshop is sponsored by Nexus Journey and is part of a weekend-long retreat at St. Francis Springs Prayer Center. The cost of the workshop is $55. For more information, visit www.nexusjourney.org, or call 336-323- 8957.