Healing The Addictive Mind with Dr. Ornella Corazza

Visiting Therapist: Dr. Ornella Corazza, August 20- 25 

With Dr. Ornella Corazza, you will learn essentials to manage the mind, expand consciousness and develop a greater awareness of the present moment, while releasing pain, grief, anger, shame and the addictive behaviours.
This course series offers novel insights on how addictions lead to a deep disconnection between the mental and physical aspects of our being. It explores the key features of an addictive personality, while generating new experiences in participants, which are transformational and life-enriching.
It examines the underlying mechanisms of addictions, such internet, gambling, food, exercise and drugs, on body and mind and the less explored link with emotions. It will address the gaps between recovery and healthy living and the use of enhancement products.
By combining neuroscientific theories of consciousness and Buddhist teaching to connect within, it presents various techniques to manage the mind, expand consciousness and develop a greater awareness of the present moment, while releasing pain, grief, anger, shame and the addictive behaviours. It will help participants to develop a sense of forgiveness and acceptance for themselves and others, while initiating a path of self-discovery among those who find it difficult to cope with the everyday life.

This is an interactive workshop where you will be provided with an opportunity to explore the deeper meaning of your life and learn new strategies to become more confident and to transform your inspirations into aspirations in a creative way.

Retreat Schedule

Day 1 (Aug 21st) – 15:00-17:00
Talk – Mind and Body: What is the connection?
You will explore the concept of self in both Western and Eastern traditions during the talk of Dr. Ornella Corazza.

Day 2 (Aug 2nd) – 45 min at 20:00
Meditation

Day 3 (August 3rd) – 15:00-17:00
Talk – The Addictive Mind
This talk will show you essentials to explore the nature of the addictive mind, learn how to grow free from an addictive personality and every addictive behaviour.

Day 4 (August 4th) – 45 min at 20:00
Meditation

Day 5 (August 5th) – 15:00-17:00
Workshop – Finding a purpose in life

Dr Ornella Corazza, MA, PhD is an Associate Professor in Substance Addictions and Behaviours at the Centre for Clinical & Health Research Services, University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom. Previous appointments include Fellowships at the University of Padua, University of Bochum, University of Tokyo and Sapienza University of Rome. She is author of over hundreds scientific publications and various books, including the award winning Near-Death Experiences: exploring the mind-body connection (Routledge 2008). Dr Corazza established a leading-edge addictions’ research group, which has been recognized and prized at the international level. She lives in London, where she regularly practices yoga and Zen meditation.