TECHNIQUES FOR BETTER LIVING
Michael H. Brown, Ed. S.
In Richmond, Virginia
Thursday evening Women’s group for personal growth
7:00 - 8:30 PM
For 1 ˝ hours every Thursday evening, I conduct a workshop for women focused on personal
growth. Each evening I employ a creative and engaging technique to help participants focus their
thinking, expand their awareness, develop their unique human resources, and enhance their quality of
living. This approach is called Psychosynthesis. These techniques include:
DEEP RELAXATION, STRETCHING, EXERCISE, BREATHING TECHNIQUES: to release stress
and tension; to become more calm, centered and present at home and work; to open more widely to an
experience of love for self, others and the natural world.
REFLECTIVE THINKING, JOURNAL WRITING: to increase the focus, concentration and mental
clarity with which sound decisions are made. Writing and journal work in and between sessions are
considered essential to the process of problem solving, self-discovery and growth.
VISUALIZATION, MENTAL IMAGERY, HYPNOSIS: to use the imagination to deeply explore
issues of concern; to create clear mental pictures of and therefore gain insight about issues, goals and
priorities; to perceive reality in creative ways; and to connect to the energies of inspiration and
SYMBOLIC DRAWING AND MANDALA ART: to capture mental pictures on paper so they can be
studied, understood and remembered; to study over time patterns which repeat and need to be addressed
or transformed; to enhance creative self-expression and by sharing the art to improve interpersonal
ROLE PLAYING, PSYCHODRAMA, MOVEMENT WORK: to become more spontaneous and trust
the self in action; to communicate in powerfully non-verbal ways; and to enhance empathy and intuition.
HOMEWORK AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF REALISTIC ACTION PLANS: to fully utilize the
insights and inspiration of the counseling and consulting process in grounded and specific ways to
deepen levels of awareness, improve patterns of thinking and behaving, and increase personal,
professional and spiritual well-being.
A four-week commitment is necessary to stop in and see if this group might be helpful or
inspiring for you. Part of the fee might be covered by insurance. Please call to know more
LEADER Michael H. Brown, Ed. S., is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Diplomate in Clinical Hypnotherapy. A practitioner of psychosynthesis for 40 years, he is President of Counseling and Human Resources Consulting, P.C., in Richmond, Virginia. Michael has made presentations at 64 regional, national, and international conferences, has 19 published articles, has appeared on 160 radio and television programs, has conducted 140 personal growth and professional training programs, and has led 200 outdoor retreats called the Wilderness Vision Quest retreats throughout North America since 1975. He is past president of the Virginia Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling (VA ASERVIC) 1997-8; and a graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond (LMR) 2006.
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