Every day we’re called to tend life beyond ourselves. Whether it’s with family, friends, in the workplace, social or religious organizations, or community life – we’re called to go beyond our individual wants and needs. This workshop will help you answer that call and transform your care and compassion into effective action.
By the end of the weekend you’ll have a greater capacity to:
- Experience life as sacred and whole.
- Reduce unnecessary suffering in your own life and the lives of others.
- Embody new ways of being, doing, and speaking that will move life forward in any domain.
- Resolve opposition and create peace both within and without.
- Experience the gifts, capacities, and qualities of the seasons in yourself.
You’ll take home dozens of new practices you can immediately apply in your life. By being more mindful of the choices you make in the world, you’ll experience greater possibilities in your life and the life you share with others. Guided by Tom Balles and Allyson Jones.
This workshop is co-sponsored by Maryland Chapter National Association of Social Workers and includes 10.25 NASW-MD CEUs. Also, 10 NCCAOM PDA’s approved for acupuncturists. Provider No. 166490. Check-in begins at 3pm. The retreat will begin after dinner at 7pm on Friday and end with lunch on Sunday.
Tom Balles, L.Ac., M.Ac., Dipl. Ac., CH has been a practicing acupuncturist for 30 years and a faculty member at Tai Sophia Institute (now Maryland University of Integrative Health) since 1996. Tom is an award-winning educator at MUIH and the author of Dancing with the Ten Thousand Things and Becoming a Healing Presence. www.tomballes.com
Allyson Jones, L.Ac., M.Ac., Dipl. Ac., MSW, is co-founder of Point Well Taken Acupuncture in Baltimore, MD. She has been practicing acupuncture for over 15 years. She also teaches wellness oriented workshops to business and community groups, both nationally and internationally. Her prior work experience includes nearly 10 years in clinical social work as well as child advocacy. She holds a Master of Acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute (now the Maryland University of Integrative Health) where she served as an award winning faculty member from 2001 to 2014. She also holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland and a BA in Russian Studies from the University of Virginia.