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August 1–3, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights
Continuing Education Credits

The Opening the Heart Workshop™

Linda Aranda, Jon Berenson, Donna Macomber, and Peter Watson
Linda Aranda

Linda Aranda has been leading the Opening the Heart Workshop for 20 years as both a senior coordinator and a musician. She has also led related programs at Spring Hill in Ashby, Massachusetts.
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Jon Berenson

Jon Berenson, PhD, a clinical psychologist with 30 years of experience in private practice in Providence, Rhode Island, has been a senior staff coordinator of The Opening the Heart Workshop for more than 18 years.
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Donna Macomber

Donna Macomber has been a facilitator of The Opening the Heart Workshop since 1990. She has a private counseling practice in western Massachusetts.
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Peter Watson

Peter Watson, leader of The Opening the Heart Workshop since 1989, has directed the Core Studies Program at Interface in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Peter has more than 20 years of experience in counseling and facilitating group…
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Program Details
The Opening the Heart Workshop provides such a safe, gentle, supportive, and loving environment for anyone who is grieving a loss. We believe Elisabeth would applaud this professional yet heartfelt approach to healing from grief.
—Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation

The Opening the Heart (OTH) philosophy recognizes that true health is based on a holistic model that includes mind, body, and spirit. This workshop draws on Gestalt, bioenergetics, focusing, witnessing, and mindfulness practices. Since past trauma and abuse are stored in the body at a cellular level, OTH engages the body’s natural energies in holistic exercises designed to uncover and heal old wounds. Movement and the gentle power of music play major roles, creating a uniquely effective healing experience.

In this program, you

  • Experience a safe environment in which to access feelings
  • Work through blocked emotions
  • Disentangle from the past
  • Reconnect with core truths
  • Learn to live more fully from the heart.

The OTH approach supports and enhances the innate resilience of the human spirit through a blend of modern Positive Psychology and ancient healing wisdom. Come explore new methods of self-discovery and self-expression.

Note A questionnaire from the OTH faculty will be sent with your confirmation and needs to be returned prior to the program.

CE Credits
This program is eligible for
  • 11 credits for Social Workers (SW), $30 additional charge

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