Welcome to Healing Season: Practical Wisdom from Chinese Medicine & The Work that Reconnects
with Leilani Wong Navar
the next cohort will begin in January, 2024
Below is a preview of a few minutes of a teaching video on the Wood Element
about the Wood element in you: vision, anger, passion for justice, flexibility and compassion
Below is a video excerpt from a group Q&A call
in February 2022. This was about halfway through the group program, after exploring Fire, Earth, and Metal.
Watch and listen to get a feel for the kinds of conversations we have in Healing Season, and to hear my replies to the questions below:
0:00 Question: How do I know if this work will take care of physical symptoms, or if other types of treatment are necessary?
(My answer speaks to the way more energy becomes available for healing once we tend to our emotional energetics, no matter whether the emotional pattern or physical imbalance showed up first.)
1:52 Question: When I've recognized that my symptoms are associated with one Element, but I resonate with all of the Elements in different ways, how do I know which practices to focus on?
(My answer includes thoughts on getting direct feedback from the body about which Elements and which practices matter most, and how the Elements affect each other.)
4:24 Reflection: We're not just trying to clear old stuff, we're also trying not to stuff anything new.
(I share a recent personal experience with a time period of emotional pain, how I thought it should be easier than it was, and facing the fact that I don't get a "pass" on this kind of difficulty just because I have a practice or because I "understand" what's going on. I turn to this work to help me move through it thoroughly – not stuff any of it down for later, waiting to address it until my body shows symptoms.)
FAQ: What if I can't attend all (or any) of the live calls?
You're welcome to enroll anyway! You can absolutely have a powerful, healing experience in Healing Season without joining us on Zoom.
In the live calls, we practice qigong together, which you can follow along with on the recording.
We have Q&A sessions, which you can submit your questions for ahead of time.
We also do community Work that Reconnects practices during the calls. There's no real replacement for doing these live - but, if you can't come, the online forum is also a wonderful way to connect.
Past participants have found the teaching videos, journaling prompts and other invitations, plus the online forum to be a transformative experience, even without joining the live calls.