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Overcoming Addictive Thinking and Behavior: A Path to Inner Freedom

January 7 @ 8:00 am - January 12 @ 5:00 pm

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Do you find yourself cycling in the same thoughts or behaviors?

Is it dulling your creativity, relationships, capacity to see forward?

Step into 2018 with new freedom by learning a simple technique that will become part of your daily make up, and you will begin to stop these repetitive cycles by proving yourself the internal support to shift.

Fixed ideas and habituated behavior patterns can be great obstacles to individual, social, and environmental transformation. They can block our quest for self-determination, self-expression, and self-empowerment. When we restrict our life experience by staying in unhealthy thought and choice patterns, not only our lifestyle but also our health may be at risk. Some chronic illnesses may be influenced by long-term habituation to unhealthy life patterns, and many kinds of addictions are a direct consequence of chronic wanting and the desperate search for gratification.

This workshop utilizes a variety of cognitive, experiential, artistic, dramatic-expressive, and participatory activities to uncover the full power of human experience, and access the subconscious psyche through the vitality of the body on one side, and the eye of the spirit on the other. Through this process you can meet your “habitual characters” and discover creative new resources that can transform old patterns into new potential.

Raoul Goldberg will present his approach to Participatory Health and Healing through the PATH Method by showing how you can find out where you are at all times. “When we know who we become and in what character position we are, we can shift this position and create the character of our own choice for maximizing our life potential,” says Raoul.

“PATH Method is the most direct and actionable method I have come across in my 40 plus years of exploration of many perspectives on the transformational illness we call ‘cancer’ ” Dwight McKee, MD- Oncologist and Haemotologist

We use music, movement, drawing and other creative means to enter into what lives within you. Meeting the inner characters of your psyche and giving them name, shape and form so that they can be known, met, embraced and you too will learn to ring int he supportive resources perhaps you have not yet met. Your internalized mother or time keeper. The protector who keeps you out of trouble. The one who reminds you you are in an addictive pattens and lets you see options not to be stuck there.


Pricing varies and the less expensive options of sleeping in the beautiful teaching room when it is unused is limited to a handful of folks, then you have dorm options, to two shared to private rooms. One spends less time in the rooms as meals, the land, workshops and soaking in the hot springs over the cliffs listening to the waves occupies most of your time.

If this is where you wish to bring in your 2018 book now and get the space that is reachable for you. Esalen has limited accommodation and multiple workshops running at one time, so it is best to book and cancel than be waitlisted and disappointed. Here is their pricing and you book through their site pricing, it includes all meals, accommodation, use of the springs and land and workshop. The special massages are extra.


Esalen Institute 55000 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920 United States
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