Course language English
The art of meditation is a way of bringing ourselves increasingly more in touch with reality. We are conditioned by surface life such that we tend to confuse symbolic representation as if it is reality, just as we confuse our self-image with our true self. Reality, however, is not a concept. Reality can only be known through direct experience. The more we clarify our experience, the more we arrive in deeper truth, deeper Reality. Meditation supports us to relax mental constructions and to return to a sense of true connection with our deeper self and, ultimately, with all of life.
Self inquiry is a practice which assists us to clarify our direct experience and come to ever deeper truth. We get in touch with the deeper knowing already present in ourselves. Meditation and self inquiry, along with some other practices we will learn, all work together and enhance our ability to find a quiescence and peacefulness, as an antidote to the rushed and stressful demands of our lives.
We have found the explorations we do in our courses to have profoundly positive psychological, spiritual and health implications, for ourselves and for the clients of any practitioners in attendance. This weekend workshop will address many levels and facets of experiential practice and will become the basis for exploring more advanced psychotherapeutic and spiritual trainings for those wishing to continue the process in future workshops.
There will be technical support by ZIST for those who feel insecure with Zoom. All you need is a laptop and a good internet connection.
is a regular faculty member of the ZIST Academy, where she teaches the final class of the 5-year training program. She teaches 'Spirituality in Psychotherapy', where the therapists come to understand the transpersonal. For more than 50 years Susannah has been immersed in psychological and spiritual trainings and practice. She was initiated into Buddhism and Sufism, as well she was made a spiritual teacher by her teachers. She has been a professor of anatomy and physiology, of Eastern and Western Spirituality. Susannah had a large multi-disciplinary healing clinic in California as a Chiropractor and Craniopath. She was a Diamond Approach teacher for over 20 years and had groups in Ireland and Sweden, offering individual session work, small group work, and large group didactic teaching. Her current approach to inner work emphasizes facilitating direct experiences of the teachings.
"Susannah created a very fine, subtle and profound atmosphere with great warmth and generosity, so I felt whatever comes up is welcome. I experienced the meditations as carried by all our energies so that it was much easier to become still and go deeper. I experienced a very delightful moment, when I really felt the 'OK' for what is right here and now... nothing more and nothing less." ~ Silke, graduate of ZIST Psychotherapy Academy, 2018