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Gail Brenner, Ph.D ~ Embodied Awakening in Everyday Life: A Weekend Intensive

Friday, August 27, 2021 @ 9:00am - 12:00noon (Pacific Time), Part of 3-part Intensive Aug. 27, 28 & 29

3-Part Online Intensive
Aug. 27, 28 & 29, 2021

9:00 am – 12:00 noon Pacific Time, each day
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Event will be recorded and emailed to participants after each meeting.
You’re welcome to join even if you can’t attend all the live sessions.

The Embodied Awakening Intensive offers a deep dive into the practicalities of awakened living. During our weekend together, your everyday human life will be the laboratory as we explore the myth of the separate self and how to live the deepest nondual teachings of infinite oneness. 

How do you handle a frustrating encounter with someone? How do you navigate your relationships? What about money, sexuality, work, and life purpose? What do you do with feeling disappointed or hurt or bored? What about needs, desires, and stressful times? We’ll carefully shed the light of awareness on your personal attachments, bringing a loving perspective and clarity to these common life situations.

Through our time together in safe and supportive community, you’ll practice staying deeply grounded in your present moment experience. From this grounded awareness, you’ll learn to meet your programmed patterns and early trauma—the inner critic, long-standing shame, feelings of fear and insecurity—with intelligence and loving acceptance. This is how you begin to shed the feeling of separation so you are free to be fully alive in your life as it is right now.

We’ll use specific practices and experiments in our sessions and between sessions to study the living reality of non-separation. We’ll study being in life open, without defenses, and free of the mind’s need to control. This is the foundation you need for openhearted awakened living.

Here’s what we’ll cover in each 3-hour session:

Friday: No self, no problem; slowing down, resting in inner stillness. We’ll begin to investigate the sense of separation that appears through early trauma and conditioned patterns;
Saturday: Finding our ground in spacious, still awareness; navigating the mind, emotions, and body, especially when we’re triggered;
Sunday: Practical everyday living in surrender and intimacy with Life.

Come prepared to explore beyond your comfort zone. You’ll discover the brilliance of embodying love, awareness, understanding, compassion, and deep connection with all…available in every moment.

“I have found your approach really works for me. It gives me hope, and I actually believe that that I can live, think and feel differently, no matter what the situation.”

You are welcome to email Gail directly at gail@gailbrenner.com with questions.

Gail Brenner, Ph.D. is your guide on this journey. She is a clinical psychologist and lover of truth with a fire that burns brightly. She brings to this work years of experience with individuals and groups and is known for creating the sense of safety and trust needed for this deeper exploration.


Sliding Scale: $60 to $105
Some Partial Scholarships Available
Please Register Early if you can.


Friday, August 27, 2021 @ 9:00am
Sunday, August 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Open Circle Online Retreats