THE ANATOMY OF HAPPINESS
practices of relaxation and self-empowerment
1st Module: Active relaxation and anti-burnout
10, 17, 24 March / 11-12.30 New York Time / 17-18.30 Berlin Time
2nd Module: Extended body and escapes out of the victim patterns
7, 14, 21 April / 11-12.30 New York Time / 17-18.30 Berlin Time
free participation for your kids
Anatomy of Happiness is a happy survival toolkit of attitudes and practices that help us STOP feeding the part of our minds that produces and directs self-sabotaging scenarios. This workshop is for you (and your children, including your inner one) if you want to practice and have at hand in the future some simple techniques for:
entering a relaxed/neutral body even in complicated situations,
respecting natural dynamics that can help you advance toward your dreams for this life and avoid blockages, freeze or procrastination,
growing receptivity to your own emotional body with its legitimate yeses and no's,
extended body/mind and amplification of breathing and voice,
exploring, in daily life situations, the power of imagination when it overcomes the wishful thinking phase and makes common body with your own body, breath and voice, becoming intention and freeing ourselves from self-sabotaging tendencies.
In the two modules each consisting of three weekly online sessions, we will explore and befriend some wellbeing resources that are within us in each moment of our life: breath, voice, attention, embodied imagination and intention. With simple and enjoyable exercises, which you will be able to repeat at any time after the workshop, including with your partners or, if you are a parent, with your children, we will explore two territories of ourselves:
Neutral Body and Active Relaxation: Practices of release from our usual patterns of tension, some crystallized in the body since childhood and read by the mind in the key of blocking and exhausting scenarios of fear and distrust in ourselves. I will offer you some simple and pleasurable exercises, that you can repeat on your own whenever you like, simple exercises that dissolve in time the unnecessary tensions from our bodies and the burnout or depressive potential those tensions might bring in our lives.
Extended body/mind and ways out of the victim patterns: practices of flexibility, strength and embodiment of a type of constructive imagination, much more friendly with us than the self-sabotaging imagination and its inner critic`s ruminations. We will also explore, with some simple and pleasurable exercises, our immensity, finding ways to get rid of the victim patterns and start living our lives with more pleasure, strength and ease.
”For me, the Anatomy of Happiness is about connection, self-care, love of yourself, love of your natural beauty, embrace of the universe.”
Bianca Grosu (psychotherapist)
"Adriana's workshops were and always are an occasion for joy, relaxed play, exploration of the body and its limits, intimacy and community. Her contained practices help you breathe fully and give freedom to the imagination of the child inside you."
Luiza Alecsandru (journalist & artist)
”For me Anatomy of Happiness was a challenge. I surprised myself that I liked it very much. And I really needed 'something' to get me out of my mental fortress. A cheerful reverence from Rîpa.”
Cătălin Savin (musician)
”The Anatomy of Happiness, may seem complicated, but it is simple. I liked Adriana's sessions, because they helped me be present and relaxed no matter what mood I was entering the workshop with. I love dancing and yet I equally enjoyed the moments when I was just sitting in constructive rest position. Thank you, Adriana!”
Raluca Bârsan (engineer, Design Thinking Coach @ ULSB D-School)
”A first confession tonight: I forced my spine more than I expected carrying something heavy. I had serious pain, especially in the lumbar area. That was at noon. Over the course of the evening I did the Ancestral Serpent three times and the Rest Position twice. I felt from one session to another how my condition was improving! Now I'm (almost) like new! Sensational!
Thanks a lot!"
Felician Chiruță (writer)