Happy Happenings at the Omicron!

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Hello dear friends,

Despite all the challenges we current face in our society, the natural world reminds us that May is the time for expansive possibility!  At the Omicron, A home for Healing Arts, inspiration and possibility can be your refuge.

Please feel welcome to join us at our upcoming events listed below.  To attend and receive the Omicron address, kindly RSVP via email. Or, send me facebook friend request and RSVP via facebook (for the Healing Arts Lab onwards, facebook event pages coming soon!).  Feel free to email me with questions: mordecai@bodyeclectic.net . Walk in beauty my friends!

Somatic Healing Circle, Tonight!!, 7:30 pm -9:30 pm: Somatic Circles use the social nervous system and somatic education to support participants to connect deeply and develop practices to alleviate the symptoms stemming from suffering. Participants will also experience the magic and alchemy of which we are all capable: transmuting pain to power.

Requested donation is $20-$40. If people cannot offer currency they are invited to offer barter or work exchange to help keep the Omicron thriving.

 Drop-in Self-Care Clinic, May 18th, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm:Come in, have some tea, and receive self-care coaching and consultation on issues such as stress management, pain management, better sleep and medical advocacy.

Requested donation is $20-$40. If people cannot offer currency they are invited to offer barter or work exchange to help keep the Omicron thriving.

 Healing Arts Lab!: May 24th, 1 pm – 5 pm: The Healing Arts Lab is an experiment in healing alchemy and gift economics bringing together holistic healers, somatic practitioners, body workers, and movement, visual and performance artists.  Participants will have the opportunity to have 20-30 minute sessions with any and all of the practitioners present. You can offer what you wish in return. No one will be turned away for an empty pocket. An open heart and mind hold the real value. 

Somatic Circle — Transmuting Pain to Power, May 25th, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

And coming in June. . . . . .

Meeting of Minds:  Transformational Economics Discussion, June 1st, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm: Join us for a ground-breaking, in-depth conversation on gift economies, barter and trade economics, open sourcing, and how to creatively hybridize them in our communities to form liberated zones that challenge and displace our current economic system.

About the host:  Mordecai Cohen Ettinger, MA, is adjunct faculty at CIIS where he teaches Science, Technology and Society Studies. He has over 20 years experience as a holistic healer, educator and social justice activist. Trained as a somatic, Reiki, and Cranial Sacral practitioner, Mordecai’s Masters research explores the social nervous system and the neurobiology of trauma and its transformation — particularly trauma stemming from injustice — as it relates to collective and individual resilience, healing and social change. Learn more at www.bodyeclectic.net or email Mordecai: mordecai@bodyeclectic.net 

About the Omicron:

The Omicron is a residential healing arts center on a peaceful block in the Lower Dimond District of East Oakland.  It’s a place where the doors of our hearts are always open and our minds are aligned in the aspiration to transform our inner worlds as a crucial path to the transformation of society.  The Omicron aims to return the care to healthcare and strengthen individual and community resilience through healing innovation, the implementation of transformational economics, and kindness.

To respect the health of our bodies and the planet, the Omicron is a scent-free and substance free space.


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