THE ROUNDTABLE OF INNER CHARACTERS
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”
Carl G. Jung
A workshop with Nadine Kreisberger & Laura Inserra
The Roundtable of Inner Characters
A playful exploration of our different personalities.
Berkeley Hills, February 4th, 2018 - 11am to 7pm
Have you ever felt uncertain about directions your life should take? Have you ever felt confused and conflicted about a person or a situation? Have you ever been self destructive and helpless to stop it? Have you ever teared up or been overwhelmed with anger or impatience in ways you couldn't explain?
One way to understand this mix of feelings and contradictions is to look inside what we generically call “I”, or the self, and recognize it as a collection of ‘characters’. Each one of them displays different skills, needs, fears, limitations, roles, and desires. Nadine Kreisberger calls it the ‘The Roundtable of Inner Characters’. Having worked for 15+ years as a therapist, coach, and journalist, she found the limitations of simply using the word “I” in expressing one’s thoughts and feelings. She saw the need to understand much more in depth “who” in the person is thinking, or feeling. It was clear to her that each one of us is made of many different facets and personalities, and yet we are mostly unaware of who those are and what truly drives or distinguishes them.
Those characters are archetypal, meaning one can find similar blueprints in each person. A few examples? The Wise One with the wisdom to guide us through a life well lived; the Doer, the Warrior, the Lover, the Parent, the Critic; and a few inner Children including: the “good kid”, "the rebel" and "the pure, soulful child”.
This approach is a powerful tool to increase self-awareness and a reliable compass to better navigate life and relationships. After years of using it solely in her one-on-one work, Nadine decided to share it with a larger audience in a series of group workshops.
In this upcoming one, in collaboration with sound therapist Laura Inserra, Nadine will take us on a journey towards self-discovery. We will learn who are those internalized characters, how they may influence, guide, or impede us. We will also learn who is sitting or missing at our own Roundtable, how to work with each character and explore their rich personality while engaging with them through real-life examples. As insights emerge and inner doors open, we will also learn practical tools to communicate with loved ones and the world at large.
Laura’s music will provide a powerful tool to harmonize the group and help each individual’s discovery through what she calls Inner Landscapes Journeys. Using sacred instruments, rhythms, and melodies, she will create a musical environment to facilitate and nurture personal transformation and self awareness. Her music will allow us to connect to feelings and realizations which sheer intellect could not reach. The combination of verbal and non verbal tools will help us integrate the shared knowledge in deeper, richer and more comprehensive ways.
Join us for this playful, empowering, and transformative experience!
When: Sunday February 4, 2018, 11am to 7pm
Where: Berkeley Hills (address sent upon signing up)
Fee: $360 per person
If you are ready to RSVP or have questions please email Nadine at firstname.lastname@example.org
A few testimonials:
"The combination of sound healing music and guided introspection was powerful. I left with insights about my life that I did not have before as well as a sense of intense wellbeing from the music, food, and sacred space."
"I'm feeling like a new person where things are making a different sense than before. Even though I still feel my heart squeezed, it's in peace and with clarity of what's ahead. Thank you both for such an incredible experience..."
"Laura and Nadine are amazing conduits. They complement each other in an unique way, combining mind and body, technology and ancient knowledge to help us become our best versions."
"Although the work requires a deep willingness to listen to the inner voices, I feel the work is essential to leading a balanced and fulfilled life."
A few notes about the presenters:
Nadine Kreisberger’s work is about accompanying people on their journey to understand who they are and becoming it. In those “joint journeys” (a term she prefers to coaching or therapy), she brings her unique background in psychology, shamanism, business, politics, and the media. She combines various tools such as depth psychology and dreamwork, business coaching and leadership training, trauma relief (EMDR), and inter-generational dynamics. She works in both one-on-one and group settings, in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the world.
A citizen of the world, Nadine grew up in France; she created a classical music company in New York; she spent time near the lava flows on the Big Island of Hawai’i; she was the right-hand of the leading female politician in Mongolia; she had a therapy practice and TV shows in New Delhi. Now based in the Bay Area, she created Neidan Inc. as an umbrella for all her activities -- counseling work, company retreats and media projects.
Neidan is the Chinese name for an ancient tradition known in the Western world as Alchemy – the process of a person or an entity finding their essence and manifesting it. It is the ‘red thread’ of Nadine's journey and of all the company’s activities. More about Nadine Kreisberger at www.neidaninc.com
Laura Inserra is a sound therapist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, teacher, and event producer from Sicily.
Along with her musical and spiritual studies with teachers and shamans from ancient and modern schools of wisdom, Laura Inserra has developed a unique form of healing practices called 'Harmonizing Therapy'. These approaches are part of the development of her work around the transmutational and evolutive power of 'vibration' and of what she calls ‘ancient technology’.
Through sacred sounds, rhythms, and melodies of ancient and modern musical instruments, she harmonizes people’s mind and tunes their body by lead them on ‘Inner Landscapes Journeys’. She applies this methodology in one-on-one sessions, as well as in group settings, workshops, and company retreats in order to facilitate and nurture personal transformation and self awareness.
She also uses this ‘vibration medicine’ in collaboration with psychologists, life-coaches, scientists, and shamans. In those individual or group sessions, the language-based work of her collaborators is powerfully enabled, complemented, and integrated by Laura’s non-verbal work. Those frequencies bypass the limits of the rational mind and work through the person’s cellular tuning to help shift perspectives, emotions, and patterns, as well as facilitate clarity, guidance, and harmony in life. More about Laura Inserra at www.laurainserra.com