Can You Haiku?
September 5, 2012
Hosted by Mary Beth Lodge
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Do you allow your creative power to deepen your spiritual life? Can a familiar creative structure lead you to an unfamiliar place of self- discovery? How do you access your creative life? Where does it lead you? Brent Funderburk returns to lead us on another raucous journey into the creative process, this time from the structure of Haiku. This is not your ordinary Haiku! Brent has developed a visual form of haiku, a triptych, that complements and expands the written process. Discover the journey this poetic form opens to you. Use this structure to take yourself to a new level of calmness, self – understanding, playfulness and prayer. We’ll explore the origins of haiku as well as playfully improvise some poetry of our own. Always a source of joy, laughter, and fun, Brent’s humor and spontaneity will breathe light into your day! Find examples of his summer project called “The Tryp” on his website: http://www.brentfunderburk.com
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Mary Beth Lodge
Initially following the linear path with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters of Education, Mary Beth Lodge has been a lifelong student of health studies and mind body medicine. Her background in the traditional medical world led to a frustration with the compartmentalization of treatments and an exploration of Alternative Medicine Concepts. Now she combines the principles of Subtle Energies in Healing and the concepts of Neuroscience to design practical solutions for lifestyle changes and personal as well as professional development.
As a Certified Life Coach and Certified Clinical Hypnotist, Mary Beth uses the power of thought and imagination as well as the principles of learning to design programs to guide individuals and groups to their fullest potential. Viewing every experience as a classroom, she applies strategies for success to everyday life. She firmly believes in making the solution fit the person and uses this in the development of individual coaching programs for personal or professional goals.
Mary Beth is a member of the American Board of Hypnotherapy and the International Hypnosis Federation and is associated with the International Medical Dental Hypnosis Association. As an educator, Mary Beth received recognition in 2004 from the Addictions Studies Program at the University of Cincinnati with a Faculty Dedication Award. Her enthusiasm for the transformative results of learning is boundless!