Dr. Ornella Corazza at The LifeCo Bodrum
01 – 05 August at The LifeCo Bodrum
In a society which strives for perfection, people often feel the pressure to look or perform in a certain way, while relying on the opinion of others. The dominant narrative is often one of stress, anxiety, hopelessness, and low self-esteem, especially among vulnerable individuals, who might develop an addictive personality to escape from these negative emotions and their daily lives.
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 life-enriching and transformational.
It examines the underlying mechanisms of addictions, such internet, social media, gambling, gaming, food, exercise and drugs, and the less explored links self-image and emotions. It will address the gaps between recovery and healthy living and the use of enhancement products as a ‘fast’ and sometimes risky way to boot image and performance.
The main pillars of the training and practice modules are based on the following fields of mental presence.
This talk explores the concept of self in both Western and Eastern traditions. I will look at relevant themes on the nature of consciousness taken from different disciplines ranging from cognitive neuroscience to the study of religions. I will mainly refer to the Japanese tradition and explore a form of knowing which is strictly corporeal and that can be develop through the practice of ‘self-cultivation’ (in Japanese shugy-o), while developing a deep connection with nature. It will provide new insights on the nature of self and provide participants with various techniques to enhance their self-image and self-esteem.
In is talk, I will explore the nature of the addictive mind. I will refer to my own research work and cover the latest scientific advances in the field, while looking at internet, gambling, food, exercise and drug addiction and their underlying mechanisms. I will focus on the use of enhancement products as ‘faster’ way to improve beauty and performance and the risks associated with self-medication. I will argue how behind every kind of addictive behaviour there is fundamentally a sense of disconnection from the self and nature and explore new ways to regain such a vital connection and grow free from an addictive personality.Topics will include: Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Negative attachment/neediness, Pride/ Jealousy, Ignorance
We all have a purpose in life. Caught up by hectic lifestyles we often lose touch and forget to look within until an event happens that transforms our lives. I will present the key highlights of my work on near-death experiences and explore a selected number of case studies of people, who almost died to understand they had a mission to accomplish in life. But what is your life purpose? Where does your inspiration come from? During this interactive workshop, participants will be provided with an opportunity to explore the deeper meaning of their lives and learn new strategies to become more confident and to transform their inspirations into aspirations in a creative way.
Medical Anthropologist, Author and Reader in Substance Addictions and Behaviours at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom, where she leads a leading-edge addictions’ research group. She previously specialized in mind-body theories and mindfulness practices at the University of Tokyo in Japan. Her work has been recognized and prized at the international level. Dr Corazza is the author of over hundred scientific publications and various books, including the award-winning Near-Death Experiences: exploring the mind-body connection (Routledge 2008). She lives in London, where she regularly practices yoga and Zen meditation.