Have We Been Trumped? Republican and Democratic Elected Officials Speak on How They Cope

September 21st, 2018

11:30am – 1:30pm

Note New Location:
THE BOULDER JCC
Boulder Jewish Community Center
6007 Oreg Avenue
Boulder, CO 80303
(near Arapahoe & Cherryvale)
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Ms. Claudine SchneiderFormer Congresswoman, Republican (Rhode Island), BoulderDr. J. Tim WatersLongmont City Councilman, DemocratAbout The Presentation How do we cope with the national and local politics swirling around us in 2018? How do we cope with people whose political opinions differ from our own?   Whether you are liberal or conservative, Republican, Democrat, Green Party, … Continue reading

The Mad Triangle: Identifying Trauma, Diversity, and Insight in Locations of Madness

October 19th, 2018

11:30am – 1:30pm

Location: The Boulder Jewish Community Center
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Chris ColeLife coach, psychotherapist, author, podcast hostAbout The Presentation The Mad Triangle is a dynamic model for identifying trauma, diversity, and insight in experiences of “madness” or psychotic features. An introduction and overview will be provided, which may provide greater tools for  psychoeducation, acceptance, and empowerment, particularly by … Continue reading

Dreams and the Stages of the Soul

November 16th, 2018

11:30am – 1:30pm

Location: The Boulder Jewish Community Center
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Harry (Rick) Moody, Ph.D. Visiting Professor, Fielding Graduate UniversityAbout The Presentation In this presentation, we look at our night dreams as a kind of internal GPS system that can orient us toward directions for spiritual growth. We examine five stages– Call, Search, Struggle, Breakthrough and Return– illustrated by dreams that reveal psychodynamic … Continue reading

Sexuality and Spirituality

December 21st, 2018

11:30am – 1:30pm

Location: The Boulder Jewish Community Center
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Alakananda Ma, M.B., B.S., AD of Alandi AshramAbout The Presentation For the last two thousand years, sexuality and spirituality were seen as opposing forces. What is the place of sexuality within our spiritual path?  A talk relevant for Lovers— of all varieties of sexual orientation. About The Presenter Alakananda … Continue reading

Increasing Consciousness and Compassion: 25 Years of Using the Enneagram for Spiritual Growth

January 18th, 2019

11:30am – 1:30pm

Location: The Boulder Jewish Community Center
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Rev. Martie McMane, MA, M.Div Spiritual Director, Retreat Leader, Teacher, AuthorAbout The Presentation The Enneagram is a rich, multi-layered system that helps us understand who we are and how we live in the world. It uncovers our deepest motivations and shines a light on patterns of behavior we may not … Continue reading

Spiritual Misappropriation

February 15th, 2019

Please Note: This Presentation Replaces Previously Scheduled Programs. 

Recently Interface entertained hosting a presentation that may have been seen as promulgating cultural misappropriation. To answer concerns raised, we have instead invited a panel to focus on the issue of cultural misappropriation and to consider how we might avoid this as therapists and spiritual leaders. In a town like Boulder, where many cultural traditions are mined for their spiritual riches, it is hard to know where to draw the line between the dissemination of valuable teachings and cultural misappropriation.

11:30am – 1:30pm

Location: The Boulder Jewish Community Center
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Donna ChrisjohnElicia GoodsoldierPhillip GoverMichael JohnsonModeratorAbout The Presentation There was a time when Euro-Americans held American Indian cultural and spiritual practice in low regard, condemning it as evil and archaic; however, in present day we see a very different sentiment as many Americans of the … Continue reading

Wounds Into Wisdom: Healing Intergenerational Trauma

March 15th, 2019

11:30am – 1:30pm

Location: The Boulder Jewish Community Center
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 Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, PhDAuthor, Psychotherapist, RabbiAbout The Presentation In cultures and traditions around the world, it is understood that the role of ancestors is to guide and help us here on earth. But if our deceased relative has unresolved traumas—got cut off from family due … Continue reading

Manifesta of Active Wisdom: Emerging Themes About a New Stage of Life at 50 and Beyond

April 19th, 2019

11:30am – 1:30pm

Location: The Boulder Jewish Community Center
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Sue BrightmanAuthor, Coach, Interfaith ChaplainAbout The Presentation The Manifesta of Active Wisdom unveils nine hopeful and unexpected themes about a new stage of life from 50-70+ called adulthood II. These nine principles are based on Sue’s interviews with 100 women ages 50-93 in 2016/17. … Continue reading

Self Brainspotting: How Body-Centered Modalities Complement and Enhance Meditation

May 17th, 2019

11:30am – 1:30pm

Location: The Boulder Jewish Community Center
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(NOTE: This program replaces the previously scheduled “Joys and Sorrows Reconciled: Integrative Life Review with Nan Phifer”, now rescheduled for August 16th, 2019. Click HERE for details.)

Jennifer Delaney, MA, LPC, NCCAbout The Presentation We all store varying degrees of emotional trauma in the deep brain and nervous system. That can block the beneficial effects of meditation. The body-centered skill, Self-Brainspotting, complements and supports a meditation practice. A wonderful self-care tool … Continue reading

Looking for Wisdom

June 21st, 2019

11:30am – 1:30pm

Location: The Boulder Jewish Community Center
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Reynold Ruslan Feldman, Ph.D. Author, educator, contemplativeAbout The Presentation Author, educator, and contemplative Dr. Reynold Ruslan Feldman will share with us some of his ideas about practical wisdom, what it is and how it can be acquired. In doing this, he will also read several short … Continue reading

The Rise of the Feminine Consciousness: What Does a Feminist Foreign Policy Look Like?

July 19th, 2019

11:30am – 1:30pm

Location: The Boulder Jewish Community Center
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Sahana Dharmapuri Director Our Secure Future: Women Make the DifferenceAbout The Presentation In October of 2000, women around the world successfully championed the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda-and the UN listened. Increasingly, the concept of a Feminst Foreign Policy is taking root at the domestic level, beginning with … Continue reading

Joys and Sorrows Reconciled: Integrative Life Review 

August 16th, 2019

BREAKING NEWS: THIS PROGRAM ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR MAY 17TH, 2019 HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 16TH, 2019.

11:30am – 1:30pm

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Nan PhiferMLA Johns Hopkins Univ., Univ. of Oregon Writing Project, Resident ScholarAbout The Presentation Wholeness requires recognition and assimilation of opposites. —Carl Jung With Jung’s insight in mind, we’ll first identify the benefits and the sorrows in our individual lives and next observe the ways they are interwoven.  Loss and having, … Continue reading