(831) 277-9348 boneknowing@gmail.com

Workshops/Groups/Events

Led by Jennifer Allen, local author of Bone Knowing, artist, art therapist (ATR-BC) and licensed psychotherapist (MFT).

Upcoming Workshops

A day of Breathwork and Art

Exploring Expanded States of Consciousness  

Our very own breath offers us an experience of Expanded State of Consciousness on par with those from psychedelics, the difference being that we can turn the volume up or down on the experience at will. This is an opportunity to safely explore expanded states with the insight and healing potentials they bring, in a well-held space. Music is a big part of this work and carries “breathers” through the experience from start to finish. Each participant will have a breathing session, time to integrate with art and an opportunity to “sit” for another breather.  .

1/18/20  9am-4pm $150  (sliding scale -$95)  A light, nutritious lunch & art supplies provided. Bring journal. Dress comfortably in layers. Space is limited to 12. Once registered, your will receive confirmation, directions, and a  health questionnaire. If you have questions, please contact Jennifer. Cancelation policy: 3+ weeks = 75% refund, 2-3weeks = 50% refund, no refund less than 2 weeks. 

Register by 1/11/2020 

Fee Options

Jennifer Allen, LMFT, ATR-BC and Cristin DeVine, LMFT will facilitate this workshop. Both Jennifer and Cristin have certification in Psychedelic Therapies and Research from California Institute of Integral Studies. Jennifer is currently training in Holotropic Breathwork and is trained in ketamine assisted therapy. Cristin is a trained Vision Quest Guide and in Soul Craft work and Imago therapy for couples. Both Cristin and Jennifer have private practices in Carmel and have extensive experience in earth-based traditions and Andean Cosmology. 

Psychedelic Integration

Growing Corn with Your Expanded States of Consciousness (ESC)

Whether you are exploring consciousness with psychedelics or experiencing other expanded states from methods like holotropic breathwork, vision quest, or dreams, integrating the experience can make the difference between having an “interesting” time and “growing corn.” The latter nourishes the mind, body and soul with the growth possible in such an experience, no matter if it was pleasant or challenging.

The workshop uses shamanic drum journey, felt-sense, art, writing and ritual to unfold the experience further and integrating the learning into daily life with ESC informed practices. When we respect the medicines/ESC by fully integrating their messages, we are in “right relationship” and they can continue to teach us, well after the experience. 

We will also cover basic harm-reduction education about psychedelics, including the importance of Set, Setting and Integration. 

2/1/19  9:30-4 $150 Snacks & art supplies provided. Bring a bag lunch & journal. Space is limited to 10. If you have questions, please contact Jennifer. Cancelation policy: 3+ weeks = 75% refund, 2-3weeks = 50% refund, no refund less than 2 weeks. 

Register by 1/23/2020 

Fee Options

Licensed therapists will learn experientially how this process applies to clients and will receive a handout to assist them in their practice. 6 CEUs for 1-day (BBS provider #4493) Jennifer Allen is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs and interns. Jennifer maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Psychedelic Integration Ongoing Groups

2020 schedule (six month commitment) 

Mondays Monthly 1/6, 2/3, 3/2, 4/6, 5/4, 6/8.

NEW – Online option Monthly Mondays 9am-12pm PST

On-site group: 4pm-7pm                                     

Fridays Monthly 1/10, 2/21, 3/13, 4/3, 5/1, 6/12

On-site group: 4pm-7pm FULL  

On-site group: 12:30pm-3:30pm 

Now Enrolling –

Contact Jennifer before registering to be sure your preferred day/time is available 

enrollment options

Growing Corn with Your Non-Ordinary Experiences

Whether you are exploring consciousness with psychedelics or experiencing other non-ordinary states from methods like holotropic breathwork, integrating the experience can make the difference between having an “interesting” time and “growing corn.” The latter nourishes the soul, spirit and body with the growth possible in such an experience, no matter if it was pleasant or challenging.

The workshop uses Shamanic drum journey, felt-sense, art, writing and ritual to unfold the experience further while weaving it into one’s daily life. When we respect the medicines by fully integrating their messages, we are in “right relationship” and they can continue to teach us, well after the experience. Tea and Art supplies provided. Bring a journal and eye shades. Space is limited to 12. Contact Jennifer with questions and before registering to confirm time/day availability. 

Women’s Wisdom Circle

2020 schedule (six month commitment) 

Monthly Saturdays 9am -1pm or 2pm-6pm

1/11, 2/15, 3/14, 4/4, 5/2, 6/13

Now Enrolling –

Contact Jennifer before registering to confirm which group time has openings

Register by 1/1/2020  Cancelation policy: 3+ weeks = 75% refund, 2-3weeks = 50% refund, no refund less than 2 weeks. 

Payment options

 

Cultivating the Divine Feminine with Earth-Based practices, Creativity and Dreamwork

 

In a beautiful natural setting, we will gather and weave a collective wisdom basket through experiential learning and sharing. From connecting to the natural world, to drum journeys, to intuitive art process, to unfolding the medicine of your dreams, to connecting deeply with other women—Judith and Jennifer will hold space for and facilitate this important weaving of women’s wisdom. 

Tea, light snacks and art supplies provided. Space is limited to 12. Contact Jennifer with questions and before registering to confirm time/day availability. 

Judith Mostyn and Jennifer Allen bring their unique backgrounds in yogic studies and creativity respectively, and their shared path of Peruvian Shamanism and the Medicine Wheel Women’s Council.  

 

Art Workshops

Psychedelic Integration

Growing Corn with Your Expanded States of Consciousness (ESC)

Whether you are exploring consciousness with psychedelics or experiencing other expanded states from methods like holotropic breathwork, vision quest, or dreams, integrating the experience can make the difference between having an “interesting” time and “growing corn.” The latter nourishes the mind, body and soul with the growth possible in such an experience, no matter if it was pleasant or challenging.

The workshop uses shamanic drum journey, felt-sense, art, writing and ritual to unfold the experience further and integrating the learning into daily life with ESC informed practices. When we respect the medicines/ESC by fully integrating their messages, we are in “right relationship” and they can continue to teach us, well after the experience. 

We will also cover basic harm-reduction education about psychedelics, including the importance of Set, Setting and Integration. 

12/7/19  9:30-4 $150. Snacks & art supplies provided. Bring a bag lunch & journal. Space is limited to 10.

Fee Options

Licensed therapists will learn experientially how this process applies to clients and will receive a handout to assist them in their practice. 6 CEUs for 1-day (BBS provider #4493) Jennifer Allen is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs and interns. Jennifer maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Unveiling the Dream

Cultivating Dream Medicine Through Shamanic Journey, Art and Writing

In our dreamtime, we are gifted gems from our soul —of healing, wisdom, guidance, and growth. Often, they dissolve upon waking into the busy world, not having a chance to inform our lives—or they are left as interesting stories that are never integrated into our conscious reality. In this 4-hour experiential workshop, you will learn how to organize your dream in 3 steps, re-enter it, take it to the next level, glean the gems, and enrich your life with new practices. No experience necessary. Just bring a dream – recent or past.

No art experience necessary. One-day 9:30-4 $150. Snacks and art supplies provided. Bring a bag lunch & journal. Space is limited to 10.

Licensed therapists will learn experientially how this process applies to clients and will receive a packet to assist them in their practice. 6 CEUs for 1-day (BBS provider #4493) Jennifer Allen is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs and interns. Jennifer maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Drawing from Nature

Where Inner and Outer Worlds Meet

The natural world offers an abundance of sensory metaphors that teach us about ourselves, as we take the time to deepen our connection to it through the practice of drawing and painting nature. There is no need to “know how,” only a willingness to trust the creative process. Meditative observation shifts our vision. We “see” with new eyes, allowing inner and outer worlds to meet and begin weaving together scattered threads of our lives with new meaning. Using the four directions of the Medicine Wheel as ways to see, we allow ourselves to be moved by the nature world.

No art experience necessary. One-day 9:30-4 $150. Snacks and art supplies provided. Bring a bag lunch & journal. Wear layers and a hat. Space is limited to eight.

Licensed therapists will learn experientially how this process applies to clients and will receive a packet to assist them in their practice. 6 CEUs for 1-day (BBS provider #4493) Jennifer Allen is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs and interns. Jennifer maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Wild Heart Painting

Creating Unique Expressions for Gifting

Step 1: Paint like nobody’s watching. Learn how to let music help you channel emotions to the page.
Step 2: Be surprised by how many mini paintings are inside each painting and how to intuit who to gift each one to.
Step 3: Let the image help you to find the right words.
Step 4: Fire up the heart and send some meaningful gifts!

Dance your paint and create gift cards that are genuine and personal. I will be your guide with mixed media techniques and practices that help access open-hearted expression. Dissolve creative blocks, give from the heart.
No art experience necessary. One-day 9:30-4 $150. Snacks and art supplies provided. Bring a bag lunch & journal. Space is limited to 10.

Licensed therapists will learn experientially how this process applies to clients and will receive a packet to assist them in their practice. 6 CEUs for 1-day (BBS provider #4493) Jennifer Allen is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs and interns. Jennifer maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Bone Knowing

Accessing Inner Wisdom Through Art Process, Felt Sense, & Writing

What do you know deep in your bones? In the fast-paced world we live in, it can be difficult to access the wisdom we yearn for to guide us in relationships, life challenges, and creative blocks. Working from the “bones-up,” residual inhibitions around creativity drop away as we leave the realm of thought and enter the body for guidance via “felt-sense.” From this place of presence, creating is spontaneous and opens access to knowing beyond our thinking mind. Imagery is explored further through writing & group sharing.

No art experience necessary. One-day 9:30-4 $150. Snacks and art supplies provided. Bring a bag lunch & journal. Space is limited to eight.

Licensed therapists will learn experientially how this process applies to clients and will receive a packet to assist them in their practice. 6 CEUs for 1-day (BBS provider #4493) Jennifer Allen is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs and interns. Jennifer maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Following Your Own Thread

Supported Art Process for Personal Work
This one-day workshop is open to those who have completed the Bone Knowing or other applicable workshops with me. It uses the same concepts of sensing into the body, art-making, and writing to access intuitive wisdom.
This is an opportunity to “drop-in” for some personal work and creativity with guidance as-needed. I begins each session with guided sit and art directive and concludes with a sharing circle.
No art experience necessary. One-day 10-3 $95. Snacks and art supplies provided. Bring a bag lunch, old shirt/apron & journal. Space is limited to 10.

Grief Tending

Using Art and Ritual

Loss is a universal human experience. Whether it is a loss of a dear one, a relationship, a home, or health, grief is the response. Too often we avoid grief, believing there isn’t a place or time to support it. When grief gets pushed down, it saps our energy. The irony is that the very feeling we fear can be the doorway to healing, transformation, and being fully alive. Take the time to open the door and tend to your grief while being held in the nurturing environment of the canyon yurt. We will use life-affirming creativity, sensing into the body, ritual, and writing to encourage and support transformative movement through the grief you have been carrying—no matter how long it has been. Participants’ experiences are enriched through witnessing and being witnessed by other group members.

No art experience necessary. One-day 9:30-4 $150. Snacks and art supplies provided. Bring a bag lunch & journal. Space is limited to 10.

Licensed therapists will learn experientially how this process applies to clients and will receive a packet to assist them in their practice. 6 CEUs for 1-day (BBS provider #4493) Jennifer Allen is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs and interns. Jennifer maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Friday Morning Express Workshop

The Art of Using Art in Your Practice

Meet one Friday morning a month with a small group of colleagues and get comfortable with using art in your practice. 4 session series with focus on:

Why media matters, using art to build and assess relationship, resourcing with art and bilateral stimulation, promoting emotional literacy with art, using art to support your client’s grief process, and somatic art process. Art application for adults, children and families. This is a hands-on experiential class, with didactic content and consult/case examples. Bring creativity into your life and practice!

Licensed therapists only. No art experience needed. 4-pack series $300 16 CEs limited to 8 (BBS provider #4493) Jennifer Allen is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs and interns. Jennifer maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Testimonials

Jennifer was present, loving, and clear.

Janet Thomas

LCSW, Creator of BreakFree

Jennifer was outstanding. I would definitely recommend this workshop. It is a ‘must attend’ for therapists.

Ute Bender

LMFT, Canyon Yurt workshop

Contact Jennifer

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Address

26485 Carmel Rancho Blvd.,
Suite 5
Carmel, CA 93923

Call

(831) 277-9348

Email

boneknowing@gmail.com