"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

Transforming Emotions with Qigong Sound Healing and Meditation
Mingtong Gu, Debra Chamberlin Taylor
Saturday, July 29, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Community Meditation Center
Sliding Scale $75 - $200. Please bring your lunch. Code MT2D17.
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Qigong sound healing, movement and meditation can help us awaken and bring healing to emotional and physical challenges. In this daylong, Master Mingtong Gu will guide us in the ancient practice of sound healing to fully awaken our energy centers and emotional body. We will learn how to transform the unprocessed energy of previous emotional pain into more vibrant healing resources. This energy practice transforms consciousness, supports healing, and help us access the abundant energy of life.

We will practice self-acceptance meditations and cultivate unconditional love by keeping the energy of the heart open through qigong and dharma methods. We will strengthen and connect the Five Organs Energy to transform fear, anger, sadness and worry to love and happiness through qigong sound healing. We will also learn to enhance whole body energy flow with meditation, movement and other qigong practices in order to return to a deep sense of joy and wholeness.

Teachings are appropriate for individuals as well as health care professionals. Health care professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program when working with clients. Continuing Education (CE) credit available.

Learning Objectives for participating health care professionals-
This workshop is designed to help you:

  • Discuss specific meditation techniques to support emotional regulation and wellbeing;
  • Incorporate specific movements while working with clients to support the cultivation of emotional wellbeing and joy;
  • Describe sound-healing meditations to clients that support the cultivation of emotional balance and wellbeing;
  • Practice relating to personal experience from the emotional foundation of wellbeing, in ways useful to clients.
Continuing Education for acupuncturists will be available through The Chi Center on the morning of the event. Please check in with The Chi Center staff to process registration and payment of Acupuncture CE's.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.

General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can't attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.

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Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at or (415) 488-0164 x224.

Scholarships are not available for events listed as “Benefits.”

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Continuing Education

This course offers 6 CE credits for $60 for psychologists and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, and nurses. If you have a different license and are interested in CE credit, please check with your licensing Board to see if credits for programs from APA or BRN approved providers are accepted.

Continuing Education credit is co-sponsored by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center, and the Institute of Noetic Sciences. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Institute of Noetic Sciences is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP10318 for 6 contact hours. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal for programs from APA approved agencies.

If you are unable to attend a program, or fulfill the attendance requirements for CE credit, you may offer your CE credit fee as a donation to Spirit Rock, or you may request a credit to be used towards a future non-residential program. If you would like a credit, you must cancel by 4:00pm at least two business days prior to the program. Refunds are not available for the CE credit fee.

Credit is awarded for instructional time only. For more information on Continuing Education Credit at Spirit Rock, please visit our info page at Continuing Education (CE) Credit.

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