This workshop will open with a discussion of how abandonment and attachment trauma in early life may predispose some individuals to having romantic and sexual attraction templates that are dysfunctional at best and fatal at worst. The drama of high intensity longing, temporary attainment and loss (all expressions of the simultaneous desire and dread of intimacy) are compulsively repeated until compassionate contact is made with the underlying, frozen complex of the abandoned self. Luisa will introduce participants to her 3 Energy Body Healing Model, a somatic and shamanic model, which respectfully and safely bypasses habitual ego structures in order to make conscious, relational contact with the abandoned self.
Luisa Kolker, M.A., LPCC, has a private practice in shamanism and psychotherapy and has practiced shamanic healing for over 20 years. She was born into a family lineage of healers. Her father was a psychiatrist; her maternal grandmother was the first female physician in Central America; her great-grandmother was the curandera in her village in Nicaragua. In the mid-1980s, Luisa studied for 41/2 years in a daily, one-on-one apprenticeship with master-healer Ioanna Salajan in Spain. www.luisakolker.com