Philip has taught workshops for over 30 years. That teaching eventually led Philip to write his book New Self, New World. Now the book has provided the foundation for the workshops. Philip offers an introductory talk, a one-day workshop or an in-depth two-day workshop. For more information about the workshops or Philip’s availabilty contact Philip.
Philip Shepherd is an approved CE provider, certified by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, in the modality of body psychology.* (To purchase a CEU certificate please click here.)
The Workshop – Radical Wholeness
“What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves?” Thomas Merton
We are taught from childhood that mind and body are separate. This lesson is not just a fiction – it is a deeply damaging one. It has created a way of being that is disconnected, anxious and off-balance. There is actually no such thing as a mindless body: its tissues are suffused with intelligence, and it houses two of our three brains – the one in the heart, and the one in the belly. Our primary wound, then, is not a split between body and mind – it is a wound within the mind itself, one that compartmentalizes it, keeping the representational, abstract reasoning of the brain in the head separate from the felt, integrative genius of the body.
Much wonderful work is offered to help us get in touch with our bodies. This workshop addresses something else: a marriage of the unique insights of the head with the body’s genius. Until those divided parts of our mind are united and coordinated, we cannot experience the unity of our being. The best we can do is switch between them, as though we had to choose one or the other. And in our culture, the default mode is the head.
Philip Shepherd has gained an international reputation as a teacher whose breadth of vision and original exercises enable people to escape the enclosed chatter of the head, and ground their thinking in the calm, deep-dwelling intelligence of the body. His workshop provides tools to last a lifetime, even as it gently opens the door to a radical experience of wholeness.
Philip Shepherd is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. His provider number is 282.
This workshop provides 12 CEUs.
Want to host a workshop?
Philip’s workshops have been set up by people just like you, from California to Dublin Ireland and beyond. It’s pretty simple – all we need is a space (600 sq ft or more) and the willingness to promote it locally. Ultimately, it is your connections and local efforts that will make it a success. We can support those efforts by providing quotes and interviews that you can post on Facebook, as well as a Facebook event page and a PDF flyer. Philip can set up registration on his website and also promote the event on his Facebook page, his website and his newsletter.
And, of course, as a token of our gratitude, we will offer you a free space in the workshop. If you’re interested in exploring this possibility, please get in touch with Philip directly.