Catherine Ewing, MSW, MDiv, founder of Reawaken Your Dreamer, has spent the last 25 years studying the mind/body/spirit connection. Her passion is to assist others to recognize themselves as spiritual beings and learn to use spiritual practices to heal emotional wounds and their physical manifestations, release limiting beliefs, master their psychology, and move into lives of greater joy, authenticity and purpose. As a Transformational Life Coach, Psychotherapist and inspiring speaker Catherine’s greatest joy is supporting clients and students to transform their deepest wounds into their greatest gifts.
Over the past 20 years we have seen an explosion of information that demonstrates the connection between spirituality and science. These two important aspects of daily life have been viewed as separate and distinct. We are now growing in awareness of ourselves as much more than physical beings who are born, live and die in one lifetime. Increasingly, the notion that we are spiritual beings on a human journey is being more readily accepted. We are recognizing ourselves as beings with multiple aspects, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual and seeing the connection of these aspects in regards to our overall health and ability to heal.
5 STEPS TO CREATING THE LIFE OF YOUR DREAMS
Are you ready to step into your dream of greater passion, purpose and personal power? In this workshop you will learn the 5 C’s to reawaken and birth your dream into being: clarify, clear, connect, create and celebrate. Learn techniques to clarify your dreams, energetically clear your subconscious programming, quiet your mind and connect with your inner voice and your spiritual guidance and understand whether you are creating by intention or through default. You will learn how choosing joy, appreciation and gratitude will naturally begin to attract more and more well-being into your life! Come and take the first step toward creating the life of your dreams.
STRESS AWARENESS – A Mind/Body/Spirit Approach to Identifying and Alleviating Stress
There is general agreement in the medical, psychological and scientific communities that the way people manage stress in their lives significantly affects their overall health and well-being. Statistics show that stress-related symptoms account for more than 90% of doctors visits. We recognize the role that stress plays in heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, asthma, allergies, gastro-intestinal problems, immune disorders, rheumatoid arthritis and the more recently identified chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and adrenal fatigue. Surely, chronic or acute unexpected stress can negatively affect one’s mental health or exacerbate already existing behavioral health conditions.
What’s less widely discussed are the reasons that one person will feel “stressed out” by particular external stimuli while another person won’t. Why is it that getting into an airplane, stepping into an elevator or dealing with finances will send one person into a near panic attack or self-sabotaging procrastination while the next person will not experience any internal discomfort or “stress” at all? When we use the term stress we are really referring to the internal experience of fear, anxiety or anger and the accompanying uncomfortable physical sensations that we experience when faced with a particular set of external stimuli, or stressors. In our daily lives, especially with the current economy and environmental challenges and the constant, unrelenting pressure of being “plugged in” through our latest technology, we rarely experience a break from external stressors. Since it’s unlikely that the external pressures will go away, it is incumbent upon each of us to learn tools and techniques to identify the things that cause us to feel stressed, to reduce our exposure to these stressors and to manage the stress we are already feeling in healthier ways.
In this presentation Catherine focuses on stress and personal stressors through a different lens. Drawing on her experience in psychotherapy, spirituality and energy healing she examines the relationships between the brain, the energetic, physical and emotional bodies and cellular memory. This holistic approach recognizes that each person holds the memory of their entire life experience in their subconscious minds and energy fields. The stored energy of these past events can be triggered by seemingly routine occurrences, resulting in a severe stress response for one person and not another. Catherine addresses the brain’s primary function of assuring our survival and how this will elicit the fight or flight response to perceived threats to our survival. The key to each person’s stress level is to identify those things our particular brain perceives as threatening. And this depends on what’s stored in our memory bank, or internal operating system. She will outline the resulting biochemical response, the effect on our immune system and the impact on our physical, mental and emotional well-being. Tools and techniques to increase awareness of your particular triggers, to release the energetic imprints of the causal events and to reduce the frequency and intensity of stress reactions will be addressed.
The Spiritual Aspects of Healing
In this program the audience will be exposed to basic differences between traditional western medicine and its idea of healing and the more holistic, eastern approach. The underlying premises of treating symptoms of disease, viewing body parts as separate and distinct, and the idea that healing is synonymous with curing will be explored, as will the emphasis on medication and surgery. The contrast will be drawn to the more spiritual, holistic approach which recognizes the mind/body/spirit connection, accepts the presence of a life force energy that animates all of life and, the power of thought and intention to influence outcome and the existence of a divine influence in the healing process.
The work of healers, scientists and researchers such as Edgar Cayce, Larry Dossey, Deepak Chopra, Dean Ornish, Bruce Lipton, Herbert Benson, Tom Kenyon and others will be explored. Through the sharing of research, anecdotes and experiential learning, the audience will be shown how the use of energy healing and vibrational medicine, sound healing, prayer and the power of consciousness all have an impact on our ability to heal. Practices such as meditation, breathwork, yoga, journaling, spiritual psychotherapy and others, as pathways to the attainment of personal peace, acceptance and spiritual enlightenment will also be touched upon.
Over the past 20 years we have seen an explosion of information that demonstrates the connection between spirituality and science. Up until that point these two important aspects of daily life were viewed as separate and distinct. We are now growing in awareness of ourselves as much more than physical beings who are born, live and die in one lifetime. Increasingly, the notion that we are spiritual beings on a human journey is being more readily accepted. We are recognizing ourselves as beings with multiple aspects, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual and seeing the connection of these aspects in regards to our overall health and ability to heal.
Catherine Ewing, founder of Reawaken Your Dreamer, has spent the last 25 years studying the mind/body/spirit connection. Her passion is to assist others to recognize themselves as spiritual beings and learn to use spiritual practices to heal emotional wounds and their physical manifestations, release limiting beliefs, master their psychology, and move into lives of greater joy, authenticity and purpose. Her greatest joy is supporting clients and students to transform their deepest wounds into their greatest gifts.
Catherine holds Master’s Degrees in Social Work and Divinity. She is a Certified Dream Coach®, Passion Test Facilitator®, psychotherapist, Ordained Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, Reiki Master Teacher and practitioner of many energy healing modalities, including Emotional Freedom Technique and Illuminated Healing.
Catherine’s unique combination of professional training, life experience, personality and passion helps to move clients to new levels of self-awareness, personal development and inner peace. As a life-long learner and spiritual seeker, she brings her depth of knowledge and experience as a therapist, spiritual peacemaker, energy healer and transformational coach and speaker to each person she works with.
For over 30 years Catherine has been a passionate advocate for justice, equality and the empowerment of women and children. She has worked in the areas of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, community organization and school social work, both in direct service and as a trainer. She served as Coordinator of the Governor’s Task Force on Justice for Abused Children, bringing together major players in the state to create systems and programs to address the needs of our most vulnerable children.
In 2004 Catherine founded Spirit Matters, LLC, a holistic healing center dedicated to personal, community and global healing. In 2011 she refocused her energies into building her private coaching, speaking, therapy, and teaching practice, Reawaken Your Dreamer. Catherine has co-authored a book, Incredible Life, in which 20 experts share their secrets to help people create and nurture the best life possible. In addition, she teaches Alternative Modalities in Psychotherapy to Licensed Social Workers in the UConn School of Social Work and classes in Mind/Body/Spirit at several Community Colleges in CT. Since January, 2013 Catherine has worked with the creators of Tapping for Newtown, to provide emotional and psychological support to the families, first responders and community impacted by the Sandy Hook School tragedy.