We've just returned from the ultimate holiday--just the two of us for three weeks on a 36' sailboat in Austalia's renowned Whitsuday Island group. It's been a while since we took time off, and the process was not only regenerating and exhilerating but educational. The winds, tides and abundance of the ocean shaped our every moment.
Alicia acknowledged her place in the food chain and discovered she quite liked to fish... as long as Bob did the dirty work of killing and gutting. Work and play merged as it did for our hunter-gatherer forbearers... Sitting with a fishing line waiting for the sea to give up its bounty and enjoying the view, or sailing from one destination to another with the canvas rigged just right or congratulating ourselves for rationing our scarce water supply all offered contentment as well as being functional.
We returned to the news that the sea had not been so kind to our neighbors in the Asia-Pacific. And yet, amidst the scenes of horrifiying devastation, we were heartened by the powerful examples of human endurance, courage and altruism.
Book now to attend the following Uplift Intensives:
Attend our Professional Training Workshop: New Solutions to Depression and Anxiety at California University, Los Angeles, in April.
Or Uplift Follow-up Workshops in Sydney (book in immediately for Jan 14 and/or Feb 25).
Find out more about educational seminars in Sydney, Tampa and San Francisco, as well as free Uplift support meetings, in our event schedule.
Meditation and Movement Exercise
A short movement meditation combining Feldenkrais awareness through movement (ATM) techniques and principles with the traditional Buddhist walking meditation.
This meditation is an excellent exercise to incorporate into your walking or relaxation routine, repatterning movement program or every-day spiritual practice. Great to boost both mood and self-awareness.
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Wishing all of you a year in which your greatest hopes are met,
Bob Murray and Alicia Fortinberry
UPLIFT PROGRAM FOUNDERS
PS. See you soon at an Uplift Program workshop or seminar.
Check our event schedule.
Sydney: 2 ½ day workshop
(Feb 4 - 6) |
Beat depression with Bob and Alicia's 7-Step Program for creating optimism.
94% success rate!
Health professionals and carers, friends and family also find the program extremely
Recent participants rave about the Uplift:
"The Uplift Program provides an altenative to drugs and therapy. The workshop helped me understand my depression, gave me hope, and concrete, specific strategies."
-- Alison, school teacher, New Zealand
"The Uplift is so important for anyone who needs to learn about themselves--depression or not!"
-- Kim, leadership development director
"The best workshop I've ever attended. Critical for good health and mental well-being."
-- Arthur, human resources director