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Power Times

Volume 1, Issue 3 - February 2010



Nomi Bachar 
Bliss and Disorganization
Notes on moving
Last week, our office found a new home.  For the last 3 months, we have been in the process of moving.  Anyone who has ever moved (and who hasn't?) knows the sinking feeling of seeing the old structure tumble down.  The old desk and file cabinets disappeared.  Files went through a major purification process.  Beloved books needed to find a new home.  Pens and pencils got rattled and many were dismissed.  Phone and electric cords were pulled out of hiding places and forced to go through a chiropractic realignment and disentanglement.  Fax and phone took a nasty vacation and were unavailable. 

All of that made my Emotional Self somewhat anxious.  She likes safe, cozy environments, where she can feel free to be.  I had to explain to her the benefits of restructuring.  I explained that for a new skin to grow, the old has to shed.  "Who wants," I said, "a lot of old skins piled up one on top of the other?"  It did make sense to her.  "And," I continued, "if you love designing new spaces and discovering new shapes and colors, you must let go of the old ones."  "Can't we keep the old and just add the new stuff?" she asked.  "There is not enough space," I said.  She cringed, but the idea of picking new, exciting colors and shapes enticed her.  I let her choose some of the old elements that she loves, like the bookshelves and some pictures and we brought them into the new office.   It is very important to keep one's Emotional Self happy.  And she was.  It feels like she is slowly relaxing and beginning to have fun. 

This process of shedding is continual on all levels: from actual skin cells to emotions, beliefs, and people.  We constantly need to let go and renew.  It is nature's way.  Many times, it is not an easy process, even though it is natural.  Take yourself by the hand and, with abundant kindness, guide yourself through the shaky grounds of transitions. 

Nomi Bachar
Excerpt from Gates of Power® - Nomi Bachar's Upcoming Book
"Healthy emotional patterns follow the expansion/contraction cycles.  When the flow of emotional expression remains flexible, we go from anger to sadness, from swelling to contraction, yet always return to a balance.  Unresolved and continual stress distorts somatic shape; the full range of emotional expression is lost.  We get fixated in a chronic and limited emotional-energetic structure.  The fixed pattern becomes our experience of ourselves and the narrow window through which we see the world.  Physical structure influences emotional expression, and emotional expression affects physical structure.  To regain our fluidity and our full range of experience, new patterns and new pathways have to be created.  Old structures need to shift.  The process of letting go of a rigid defensive structure is a slow one.  It has been our safety belt and we are very reluctant to let it go. Our resistance is strong, and so our motivation must be equally strong."
 Programs at White Cedar

The White Cedar Institute for Expanded Living offers a wide array of programs dedicated to self actualization and empowerment. Each one can be tailored to meet your specific needs. 

  • Individual Coaching
  • Couples Counseling
  • Weekly Group Sessions
  • Gates of Power® training for Psychotherapists
  • Workshops 
We also offer lectures, courses, and workshops for organizations and corporations.  
 "...Nomi helped me to create a path from the knowledge of my brain to the experience of heart."
- Jessica Zane
To learn more about what the White Cedar Institute and the Gates of Power® Method can do for you, please visit our website 
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EAPA- Women's Issues Committee
Speaking Engagement

The Employee Assistance Professionals Association is an international professional organization whose mission is "to promote the highest standards of practice and continuing development of employee assistance professionals, programs, and services."  
As March is Women's Month, I have been invited to give a presentation on the Gates of Power® method to an audience of female clinicians and outreach coordinators. 
Date: Friday, March 5th
Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Location: Inter-Care., Ltd.
              51 East 25th St.
              New York, NY 10010
The Eye of the Storm:
The courage to experience and transform suffering
This one day workshop focuses on the ability to open up to the experience of painful, difficult, and overwhelming emotions.  We will learn to use our Expanded Self to witness, guide, and heal.  With the help of our Expanded Self, our Emotional Self can stand in the midst of the storm.  The ability to relax and accept our turmoil helps us find the inner understanding and support we need.  Our newfound strength allows us to integrate the feelings, move through them, and get to the other side. 

Date: Saturday, March 20th
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Location: Peekskill, NY
To RSVP for this workshop, please call 212-877-0346 and reference "Eye of the Storm" workshop
Elizabeth Seton Women's Center

The ESWC, rooted in the Christian tradition, is dedicated to working towards the empowerment of women. They promote the holistic development of women so that their experience and gifts may be recognized and valued by themselves and others. 
I will be giving a two hour workshop on "Mastering the Gates of Power®."
Date: Tuesday, March 23rd
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: ESWC
              133 West 70th St.
              New York, NY 10023
If you would like to attend, please call ESWC at 212-579-3657
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