Pre-Symposium: Exploring the role of the three Dantian in self-care and psycho-spiritual transformation

Speaker: 
Lorie Eve Dechar L.Ac, Randine Lewis PhD, L.Ac, FABORM
Lecture Type: 
Pre-Symposium
Lecture Day: 
Pre-Symposium
Room: 
Segal Conference Room
Credits: 
6.00

In this one-day seminar, Lorie Dechar and Randine Lewis will guide participants on a journey through the Inner Warp, the most famous Neidan or inner alchemical picture of the human body. Our focus will be on exploring the potential for both personal and clinical psycho-spiritual healing, restoration and growth found in this symbolic map of the three dantian.  Although this seminar will include didactic information and vignettes drawn from both presenter’s many decades of research and clinical experience, our goal will be to offer participants a direct, embodied experience of the alchemy of the lower, central and upper Cinnabar Fields through meditation, qi gong, active imagination and experiential processes.

Special emphasis will be placed on the healthy transformation of energies of the lower dantian through an in-depth exploration of the po soul. Through an understanding of the ancient wisdom contained in this chart, we will learn to activate the wisdom and potency of the po versus its more commonly recognized pathological degeneration into addiction, obsession and depletion of the life force. In addition to personal health and well-being, we will look at the cultural and planetary implications of the rejection of the “lower body” and the crucial importance of bringing light and consciousness into our most hidden places. The day will be both conceptual and experiential.

By the end of the seminar, participants will have:

  1. An understanding of the theoretical and clinical significance of the seven po souls and their relationship to inner alchemy.
  2. A working knowledge of biomedical and energetic imbalances that can arise from un-transcended life lessons in each dantien.
  3. How to weave the individual’s life story into therapeutic principles and acupuncture treatment strategies.
Randine Lewis PhD, L.Ac, FABORM

Dr. Randine Lewis, author of The Infertility Cure, has become the leading expert in treating infertility conditions naturally. Her powerful Eastern program combined with her vast knowledge of Western reproductive medicine has helped many thousands of woman throughout the world, get back their fertility, their hope, and their lives. Dr. Lewis began her studies in Western medicine, and after suffering through her own fertility challenges, overcame them with Chinese medicine. After finishing her medical studies in China, she earned a doctorate in Alternative Medicine, the basis of the program she now offers for the public through The Fertile Soul and for practitioners through Clinical Excellence Fertility Professionals (CEFP)


Lorie Eve Dechar L.Ac.

Lorie Eve Dechar's intuitive work as an alchemical healer, mentor, and teacher is supported by a strong foundation of theoretical understanding and clinical experience, including thirty years of Chinese medical practice, twelve years as a senior faculty member at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City as well as years of teaching at conferences, institutes, and retreat centers throughout the United States, Canada, Israel, the U.K, and Europe. Lorie is the author of Five Spirits: Alchemical Acupuncture for Psychological and Spiritual Healing. She holds a Master's Degree in Acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Columbia, MD, 1985. Lorie has trained in Jungian and Gestalt psychotherapy, is a certified Focusing-oriented psychotherapist, and has become recognized as a modern interpreter of classical Taoist practice. www.anewpossibility.com

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Symposium Location

Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada

778-861-3826