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09/25/2015 to 09/27/2015
A Spiritual Path for Couples

Celebrating 25 years at Omega, the Getting the Love You Want workshop gives couples the concepts and tools they need to achieve safety, sustain deep connection, and experience joyful aliveness.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/09/2015 to 10/11/2015
Sil Reynolds
Keeping Your Bond Strong Through the Pre-Teen Years (Ages 10–12)

Sil Reynolds and her 24-year-old daughter, Eliza Reynolds, lead mothers and their 10-to-12-year-old daughters in a weekend of initiation, communication, and celebration.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/23/2015 to 10/25/2015
Warren Farrell

Our inability to handle personal criticism from loved ones is a common Achilles’ heel. The more deeply we are in love, the harder it is to handle.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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09/25/2015 to 09/27/2015
A Spiritual Path for Couples

Celebrating 25 years at Omega, the Getting the Love You Want workshop gives couples the concepts and tools they need to achieve safety, sustain deep connection, and experience joyful aliveness.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/09/2015 to 10/11/2015
Sil Reynolds
Keeping Your Bond Strong Through the Pre-Teen Years (Ages 10–12)

Sil Reynolds and her 24-year-old daughter, Eliza Reynolds, lead mothers and their 10-to-12-year-old daughters in a weekend of initiation, communication, and celebration.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/23/2015 to 10/25/2015
Warren Farrell

Our inability to handle personal criticism from loved ones is a common Achilles’ heel. The more deeply we are in love, the harder it is to handle.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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Gabor Maté, a renowned physician and expert on mind-body wellness, shares a story with the Yoga Service Council conference about hiding his limp when he visited his mother and how this is a perfect example of why people try to hide their pain from loved ones. Explore more from Gabor Mate More
Renowned physician and expert on mind-body wellness, Gabor Maté, MD, speaks at the Yoga Service Council conference about the long-term effects of stress and tension on a young child's life as well as the role of love, connection, and the authentic expression of self in the development of a healthy immune system. Explore more from Gabor Maté: http://www.eomega.org/workshops/teachers/gabor-mate More
The idea for Arielle Ford's best-selling book "The Soulmate Secret" originated when she decided to apply the tools she used to launch her successful business to finding the love of her life.   Arielle Ford teaches Manifest Love With the Soulmate Secret July 10–12. More
Spiritual life counselor, Iyanla Vanzant shares why every relationship you have is a reflection of the relationship you are having with yourself. Explore more from Iyanla Vanzant: http://eomega.org/workshops/teachers/iyanla-vanzant More
Cocreators of the Sharing the Path retreat, Judith Ansara and Robert Gass demonstrate the powerful impact appreciation can have in your relationship.   Explore more from Judith Ansara and Robert Gass.   More
Yoga teacher, Colleen Saidman discusses the power of your family to transform your life when your children become your teachers because the unconditional love you feel for them motivates you to model your life in a new way. More
Creator of Little Flower Yoga, Jennifer Cohen Harper, MEd, reveals how to create an environment where kids can thrive while learning the practice of yoga in a safe, engaging, and supportive way. Learn more about Jennifer Cohen Harper: http://www.eomega.org/workshops/teachers/jennifer-cohen-harper More
Jennifer Cohen Harper, MEd, creator of Little Flower Yoga, shares the five essential elements of a yoga practice in order to help your child become happier, healthier, and more compassionate. Learn more about Jennifer Cohen Harper More
Daniel Rechtschaffen, MA, the creator of Mindful Children, shares why the practice of mindfulness may help children feel less stressful, find focus, and understand what it means to live their own lives. Learn more about Daniel Rechtschaffen   More
Internationally renowned relationship expert, Harville Hendrix, PhD, reveals why loving someone else is the best thing you can do for yourself. Explore more from Harville Hendrix More

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Omega Institute Parenthood Is a River of Worry & Love By Elizabeth Lesser
If you would like to be broken open—if you want to pursue a Phoenix Process of the highest order—I would recommend raising children. Parenthood is a clumsy yet majestic dance in the flames. When you parent you fall in love with a person who is always changing into someone else, and whom you know will leave you. Yet most parents will say that they have never given themselves to anyone as fully as they have to their children. Parenting is a career with the crazy-making job requirement of simultaneously surrendering to and letting go of someone you love, over and over and over again. More
Omega Institute Deepen Your Relationships With Nonviolent Communication
Remember playing "telephone" as a kid? It's the game where one person whispers a phrase to someone else, and it gets whispered down a line of children until the last one says the phrase out loud and everyone laughs at how much it has changed.  Sometimes relationships can feel like we're stuck in that game. You say one thing, but your partner hears something completely different. Your boss gives you feedback, but all you can hear is criticism. You try to express your feelings, but you just sound mean and petty. More
Omega Institute Healing Relationships, Not People by Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt
Focusing on the "Space Between" to Create Real Love
We need to answer the call to become each other’s healers. It means that you avoid, at all cost, re-wounding each other so that you can become true advocates for each other. Only for the strong-willed, this is an art—an honor—a sacred duty. Creating Safe Space More
Omega Institute Can Past Lives Help Heal Current Relationships? by Brian Weiss
Omega: How can past-life regression help heal and strengthen present-day relationships? Brian: We come in again and again with the same souls. So, your grandmother may come back as your grandson, and you might recognize her. When we experience love at first sight, we've been connected with that person in past lives. The memories from these other lives can still be fresh in many ways. When we remember and release, it helps to heal that current relationship.  More
Omega Institute Alex and Allyson Grey Creativity as Spiritual Practice: An Interview With Alex Grey and Allyson Grey, Part 2
An Interview With Alex Grey and Allyson Grey, Part 2
Omega: How do your creative and spiritual lives intertwine—are they separate or one in the same? Alex and Allyson: Our creative and spiritual lives are completely entangled and indistinguishable. Integrating creativity as spiritual practice is the core teaching of CoSM. Artists working together form an accelerator of inspired energies that enhance and catalyze evolution. We have three bodies of work between us: Alex's art, Allyson's art, and CoSM, a social sculpture we share with a community. More
Omega Institute Lonely? Try This 5 Minute Qigong Remedy by Robert Peng
Whenever you're feeling disconnected, isolated, or driftless, you can cultivate a feeling of being at home in your family, your community, and the universe at large by practicing a simple qigong exercise called “Awaken Awareness."  More
Omega Institute Why We Fear Intimacy by Erica Jong
Omega: You write about men and women’s fears of intimacy. What’s at the root of it and how can we address it? More
Omega Institute How Friends Make Life Better
Abbott and Costello. Laverne and Shirley. Kirk and Spock. Bert and Ernie. Thelma and Louise. Chandler and Joey. Harry and Hermione. These iconic fictional friendships, depending on our age, hold special places in our memories. Whether these duos helped us laugh or had relationships we wanted to emulate in our own lives, they illustrate the value we find in friendship. Friends can offer a listening ear, a hand to hold, or hug when you need it. But friendships are fading these days. More
Omega Institute The Best Gifts in Life Are Free
The saying “the best things in life are free” can easily be forgotten when it comes to giving gifts and expressing love to people in our life. The pressure to give expensive gifts has become part of our cultural fabric, but there are other ways you can choose to express your love. Gifts come in many forms, and some of the best cost little or are free. In fact, sometimes it’s the gifts that come from the heart, including small acts of kindness or love, that can have the biggest impact. More

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