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Join Leading Experts, Dr. Enrico Cheli and Cristina Antoniazzi from the University of Siena in Tuscany, Italy as they provide an introduction to Positive Psychology.
This introduction will give you a firsthand taste of this revolutionary concept that will be developed more in-depth in a specific certificate program starting in November at The Graduate Institute.
This program is targeted at health care professionals but is open to those who are interested in the topic for personal development. It features an experiential teaching methodology designed to facilitate students' holistic development of body awareness, emotional awareness, and relational awareness through the implementation of specific knowledge, skills, and exercises including mindfulness and meditation techniques, breathing techniques, visualizations, role playing, voice dialogue and more.
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Raising Shitake Mushrooms at Home with Stuart and Cynthia Rabinowitz

Thursday, May 28  |  6 - 9pm 

During this workshop we will share what we have learned about raising these delicious and very nutritious mushrooms. You will learn how to create a “mushroom log” using purchased mushroom spores impregnated into a hardwood log.  You will learn how to care for the logs during the first year after inoculation and we will share our own method of caring for the logs during the mushroom forcing phase.  Using our method permits the growth of clean mushrooms free from slug damage. Each registrant will take home a mushroom log. 

Cost: $45

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Empowering Relationships

Thursday May 14  |  7 - 9pm

Follow your heart and learn to build healthy relationships in this introduction.  Join these dynamic and delightful young couple to understand how an electric engineer from Iowa found a psychologist turned recording artist and spiritual teacher from Australia to forge a delightful relationship that nourishes both parties and allows them to offer gifts to others.  Hear Arjuna’s story of gathering energy and charging batteries from the air and Gayatri’s transformation from a psychologist to a recording artist while gathering a taste of the powerful techniques they will offer in their weekend workshop.  This is an introduction to a 2-day workshop on May 23-24th.  

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Cooperative Permaculture Garden Team

Wednesday May 13  |  6 - 8pm

Join us for an organizational meeting regarding the permaculture garden ready to be created on the campus of The Graduate Institute.  Permaculture is a set of design principles that initially were focused on soil, water, and plants, but which are applicable to every area of life.  Permaculture reduces the need for artificial fertilizers and pesticides; utilizes water effectively; creates healthy soil; and helps reduce our carbon footprint.  These ancillary benefits are in addition to the large amount of nutritious organic food that we can create in a very small space.  Join us to learn these exciting techniques and to work with others committed to holistic values, healthy food, and a bright future for the earth.

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Ecotherapy Workshop

Wednesday, May 20  |  6:30pm - 9pm

Join us for an evening with Ed O’Malley to explore the benefits of Ecotherapy.  Foster a deeper understanding of who we are by restoring our place in Nature and recognizing our interconnectedness with all of life. Ecotherapy involves cultivating a very personal relationship with nature, something that we seem to have lost over the years. In the process we come to appreciate how all life is sacred, which propels our own healing process. Ecotherapy teaches how to facilitate this reconnection, sharing it with others so that they may heal as well.

TGI’s Ecotherapy and Cultural Sustainability Certificate program is designed to be experiential, that is, participants are fully immersed in nature. We learn the wisdom of Indigenous elders, explore plant growth cycles and their medicines, study permaculture principles and other aspects of sustainable agriculture, and develop Nature practices that bring us closer to the land, and to each other. The curriculum offers a broad approach to explore our relationship with Nature, for those who are already therapists, some who are planning to start a practice or anyone looking to explore self-healing. We will meet you where you are and allow you to benefit from the full array of offerings while simultaneously carving out a niche for yourself in any area of Ecotherapy that you are passionate about.

Come, learn about how you can restore that deep awareness of Nature, and to teach others to do so. 

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