El dolor es una experiencia inmediata, potente y aterradora en el cuerpo. Es una función del cuerpo. Su misión es alertarnos de que algo no va bien.
Fear is a body function. It keeps us awake and alive, because it makes us react in dangerous situations. Fear shows us that life is insecure: We don’t know what will happen. As we don’t like this, we react to fear. We try to get rid of it. We do huge physical, emotional and mental efforts to avoid fear. Instead of using the energy of fear, we invest our energy in fighting fear. As a result, we get paralyzed, and we are unable to think. We squeeze our bodies and loose our energy. You can learn to recognize what you do to avoid fear. You can learn to stop these unnecessary efforts. And you can learn to use fear as the powerful energy that allows you to face the unknown with confidence. Presentation: Saturday, November 30th, 2013, 19 h in the Open World Center, Moscow (www.openw.ru). Please confirm attendance. Free entrance.
Anger is our natural response to people or situations that threaten us. It makes us sharp, awake, and powerful, so we can protect ourselves. Anger arises spontaneously in given situations, and after dealing with the situation, it vanishes again. However, anger is not always a liberating outburst. Sometimes we get stuck in it. We repeat angry thoughts. We feel helpless. We don’t know what to say. We feel guilty. We get stuck in hate. And worst of all, we become unable to stop the situation or person that attacks us. You will learn in this presentation what you usually do to twist the power of anger. You will recognize different attitudes, ways of thinking and moods that repeat when you become angry. In several practical demonstrations you will learn how you can let them go. And you will see the surprising outcome of using anger naturally. Presentation Sunday, May 11th, 19 h in the Open World Center (www.om-space.ru), Moscow.
Crisis, unclear working conditions, changing family situations… Life is uncertain. This generates in our bodies a big amount of energy. We experience it often as nervousness, anxiety, or fear. We do many efforts to avoid this energy, because we want to live a “safe” and comfortable life. We tense our muscles, we lock our joints, we reduce our breathing – we get stuck in an experience of impotence. You can learn to identify the physical energy generated by uncertainty. You can learn to notice how you block this energy in your body and in your mind. And you can learn to let go these blocks. The retained energy can flow through your body, raising your level of strength and confidence. Presentation: Saturday, March 29th 2014, 19 h, Open World Center (www.om-space.ru), Moscow.
Stuck in fear, guilt or anger? A way to use emotions as power Fear, guilt, anger, joy – emotions often define our mood, our way of thinking, and our actions. Emotions happen in the body. They are meant to give us an additional push of energy in specific moments of our lives. When the situation is over, the sense of the emotion vanishes. Emotions are usually intense experiences. When they are uncomfortable, we try to control and tame them: We try to understand them, to know why they happen and what they mean. We convert the physical experience into a mental one. We twist the natural flow of the emotion in the body, and convert it into an unpleasant and lasting experience. In this presentation you will learn about different ways of how we deal with emotions and get stuck to them. And in several practical demonstrations you can learn to deal with a specific emotion and transform it into power. Presentation and demonstrations: Saturday, October 19th, 2013, 19 h in the Open World Center (www.openw.ru). Free entrance. Please confirm your assistance.
Success is the fulfillment of our will. We focus our strategy on what we want. We need to go uncertain paths, try new options – and we need to dare to fail. When we are scared of failing, it becomes a trap. We focus our energy and intelligence on not failing and forget actually our aim. Thus, our options to succeed sink dramatically. In this presentation I want to give you an overview about how we usually relate to failure and how we unwillingly sabotage our chances to succeed. You will learn to recognize your personal way of dealing with fear. And you can experience in practical demonstrations how to transform this fear into personal confidence. Presentation: Sunday, September 22nd, 2013, 19 h, in the Open World Center (www.openw.ru), Moscow.
We want, but we don’t do. We leave it for tomorrow. We find something more urgent to do, or we just forget what was so important for us. We stay caught in our fear to fail, in our lack of perseverance… And hope that sometime in the future we’ll manage to do what we didn’t do today. In this presentation you will learn to recognize different traps that weaken your will power. And you will see in several practical demonstrations how you can learn to focus your attention and your energy to achieve your true aims. Presentation Saturday, May 10th, 19 h in the Open World Center (www.om-space.ru), Moscow.
The bright side of fear: Using fear as a motivating force in life Fear is one of the most powerful energies we meet in life. It aims us to be aware of the world surrounding us. It is not comfortable – but, it’s an intrinsic part of life. Sometimes we try to avoid fear: We try to control the nervousness in our body. We try to control fear by understanding it. But fear doesn’t go away: We fear to be afraid, to face insecurity, to be in unknown situations. We invest a great deal of our energy in fighting fear – and convert fear into a paralyzing force. Fear is a body experience that can easily dealt with, if we agree to face it as what it is: It is a flow of body vibration, a cold shivering; it’s a kind of energy that runs through our bodies. The more energy we have, the easier we can recover form injuries or heal from illness. The more powerful we are, the easier it is for us to achieve our aims. In this presentation you will see different demonstrations of how you can learn to deal with fear, relaxing with the body experience and being confident with fear. As a result, you can gather all your energy to face whatever situation you meet in life. Presentation August 26th 2013, 19 h in the Open World Center (www.openw.ru). Please confirm your assistance in the Open World Center. Free assistance.
We judge, criticize and even punish ourselves for not being good enough: We say or think nasty things about ourselves, we feel worthless, we think that we don’t deserve to be happy. We loose respect for ourselves. This attitude weakens us extremely. It binds our attention in repetitive and hopeless thoughts. It awakes feelings of guilt and penitence. We squeeze our bodies and suffer. Self-respect is the ability to look at our weaknesses and failures, no matter how painful or frightening they are. If we manage to do so, we can learn from our weaknesses, and every failure becomes a chance to learn and grow. In this presentation you will see in several demonstrations how you can learn to develop basic self-respect. This will enable you to face difficult situations with more confidence. And you may learn to look forward to what life might bring to you each new day – with expectation and curiosity. Presentation on Saturday, June 8th, 2013 in the Open World Center, Moscow (www.openw.ru).
I smoke again, but I can stop it any time; I stay with somebody I don’t love, but believing I do – not to stay alone; since half a year I have no job, but tomorrow I’ll start looking for a new one; working in a job that bores me to death… We lie to ourselves, to avoid painful or frightening situations. We do it so well that it becomes difficult to understand what is real. We get confused about our true wishes. This is a permanent source of insecurity, as we cannot trust ourselves. And worse, we waste our lives not doing what we really want to do. To fulfill our lives we need to be loyal to our true wishes. And this is only possible, if we honestly know what we want, and what our weaknesses are. Thus, we can face any situation in life with courage and integrity. In this presentation you can learn to recognize the different tricks and traps we fall into when wanting to be honest with ourselves. You will see different options we have to deal with them. And in some practical demonstrations you can experience the power of honesty in your body. Presentation and practical demonstrations: Saturday, May 11th, 19 h at Open World Center (www.openw.ru), Moscow.