About this year’s seminar
Sofia University is excited to announce the theme for the Spring 2020 Seminar. Authenticity: Finding Our Voice in Times of Change
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”
― Carl Gustav Jung
Brene Brown, author of The Gifts of Imperfection, speaks about authenticity as a series of choices that we make on a daily basis. She explains, authentic people choose to show up, to be real, and to be honest. They are seen for who they are.
Being grounded in authenticity is particularly important when we are surrounded by inconsistency and change. It requires courage and fierce commitment to both ourselves and to our evolving community, especially in the midst of personal and global transition.
In this seminar, we will explore what it means to be authentic and to speak our truth when times are easy and more importantly when they are challenging. Our keynote speaker will be best selling author, Katie Hendricks, who has been an evolutionary catalyst, successful entrepreneur and body intelligence pioneer since the 1970s. She is also a graduate of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.
Come to the seminar meet your classmates, faculty, and staff who contribute to the ITP/Sofia community and its ideals. Experience what makes Sofia a unique place where the epistemologies of our hearts and intellect are embraced, embodied, and held with equal importance.
The Authenticity Portal: Practical Magic in Action
Authenticity, being real, aligns us with life force and opens us to creativity and connection with others. Consider that every drama, written or performed, contains a lie at the center. The resolution that makes it either a tragedy or comedy depends on whether people get real or continue concealing. In this workshop, we’ll explore the HOW of authenticity and what keeps us from easily expressing authentically. We will learn simple yet powerful practices that help our nervous systems to thrive so that we embody and express authentic experience.
Kathlyn Hendricks, Ph.D., BC-DMT
Kathlyn Hendricks, Ph.D., BC-DMT, has been an evolutionary catalyst, successful entrepreneur and body intelligence pioneer since the 1970s. Passionate about the power of embodied integrity and emergence, her work explores the how of consciousness, the structures and practices that befriend and transform fear into presence, connection and creative solutions. She is the co-author of twelve books, including the best-selling Conscious Loving, At The Speed of Life and the new Conscious Loving Ever After: How to Create Thriving Relationship at Midlife and Beyond. Kathlyn has developed a unique coaching and leadership program that has trained hundreds of leaders in the U.S. and Europe. She co-founded the Spiritual Cinema Circle and the virtual Body Intelligence Summit. She has appeared on over 500 radio and television programs and traveled well over one million air miles as the ambassador for the work that she and her husband Gay Hendricks have developed.
Kathlyn earned a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology and has been a Board Certified-Dance/Movement Therapist of the American Dance Therapy Association since 1975.