Encounter: Meeting the Moment

Residential workshop eligible for 20 CE Credits


Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA

February 12, 2024
7:15 PM
February 16, 2024

“I have never seen anyone who took a huge risk for growth that was not rewarded 10000 times.” - John O'Donohue

To encounter someone, something, or someplace implies that it’s unexpected or a surprise. Encountering the moment means coming face-to-face with the unknown. In movement practice, we train ourselves to stay open, curious, centered, and responsive at the front edge of any encounter — counterbalancing those innate primal reactions to fight, flee, freeze, or please.

Rather than withdrawing, playing it safe, or tolerating things you shouldn’t, imagine being adept at staying present and standing your ground clearly and authentically. Picture a world where we are able to express opinions, feelings, discontents, and appreciations skillfully while remaining wholeheartedly open to outcome and change.

In this workshop, within a supportive and challenging environment, we will create “safe emergencies” — situations intense enough to command our attention that are managed with care and support, to help us risk moving beyond habitual self-defeating patterns. Participants can receive real feedback and gain plenty of practice making new choices in relation to others.

This workshop is eligible for 20 CE Credits. The cost of the Continuing Education credits is $85 and are available for purchase at the PayPal button linked below. For all CE inquiries, email Nicole at nicole@andreajuhan.com.

20 Continuing Education Credits:

"Teachings are appropriate for healthcare professionals as well as the general public. Healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients."

Workshop Schedule

‍5:00 pm – 5:45 * How to Drop into Esalen *
7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Accommodations & Tuition
On Esalen's website event page, click Register Now to view availability of accommodations and all-inclusive, program-specific tuition. Please note that not all accommodation levels are available for every workshop and additional faculty fees may apply.

Esalen Institute offers scholarship funds for those with financial need. Learn more on Esalen's website.

Note: Spaces at Esalen fill up quickly, especially the more affordable accommodations, so we recommend booking early & soon. If you would like to be placed on our advanced contact list for priority registration, please email Nicole at nicole@andreajuhan.com.

Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals

• CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

• The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by sponsors of CE who are approved by the American Psychological Association.

• LCSW, LPCC, LEP and LMFTs, and other professionals from outside of California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept credits from programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

• SCA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. RNs must retain their certificate of attendance for 4 years after the course concludes. Nurses outside of California must confirm acceptance with their licensing boards.

•For questions about your certificate or the content, logistics, or other support issues regarding this course, please contact Nicole at nicole@andreajuhan.com.

For questions about whether APA CE is valid for you, contact your licensing board directly.

For general questions about APA CE, contact SCA at info@spiritualcompetencyacademy.com.

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Price range is from USD $900.00 to USD $8,000.00 depending on accommodation selected at Esalen. The cost of Continuing Education is an additional $85 for 20 CE credits.