Right Use of Power: The Heart of Ethics

Dr. Cedar Barstow

October 30–November 1, 2020

Tuition + 2 nights

Note: This program is being rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see updates about SMC’s response to the pandemic here.

Increase your power-wisdom.  Power is the ability to influence and be influenced by others.  Power is relational, and relationships can be complex. Through talks, discussions and interactive practices, you will create your unique power-profile, explore the special dynamics in relationships where there is a power difference, practice an effective five-step process for resolving issues and repairing torn connections, increase your skill giving and receiving feedback in nourishing and supportive ways, and gain more awareness of your impact on others.  You will be inspired and engaged and come away with immediately useful concepts and skills. Stand in your strength while staying in your heart.

Note: You will receive a copy of The Right Use of Power: The Heart of Ethics–A Guide and Resource for Professional Relationships.

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Dr. Cedar Barstow

Dr. Cedar Barstow is passionate about saying yes to power and using it wisely and well.  She is the author, founder, and director of Right Use of Power Institute, a consultant and teacher in practical and embodied ethics, a Hakomi psychotherapist, and a 30-year member of the faculty of the Hakomi Institute.  She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Program Details

Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check-in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. All programs usually end at 12:30 pm on the program's departure date, followed by lunch. Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.