PHILOSOPHY

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So much is spoken these days about the trivial distractions, merciless duties and high-wire requirements of the modern woman. Barely a day passes without a new report published on employment discrimination, wage inequalities, the gender imbalance of care duties; and in every one, it’s bad news for the ladies. When we’re not being told we’ve got to work twice as hard for half as much, we’re getting our wrists slapped for that extra glass of wine, beating ourselves up for looking at social media, or compulsively striving toward an image of perfection for ourselves and our homes. All of that however, has to come after the upkeep and care of parents, partners, children and friends. It is understandable, with all of these pressures and obstacles, that the modern woman can end up uncertain of who she has become, unsure of what to do to make things better, and despairingly, precariously stuck.

At Awen we believe in reconnecting women with the source of their womanhood, finding the inner-healer - for the self as much as for others, and allowing the expression of emotions, feelings and sounds that can be stifled by society as unfeminine, or by ourselves as too exposing.

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The moment you change your perception, is the moment you rewrite the chemistry of your body
— Dr Bruce Lipton
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Life in the modern day can leave us stressed and depressed. According to Agenda, 1 in 5 women (19%) experience a Common Mental Disorder (like anxiety, depression, panic attacks or OCD). Our mental and physical health can suffer due a lack of synchronicity between our true selves and our daily lives, routines, thoughts and habits. The last decade has seen enormous discoveries in neuroscience that reveal to us truths in what spiritual philosophies have stated for thousands of years; that the mind and body are intrinsically connected on a deeper level than science can currently explain. What you think, you become. You either consciously or unconsciously create your character. We create our habits and then our habits create us. The power of the mind can change not only your beliefs, perceptions and habits, but can change the very DNA of the cells.

Psychologists at Michigan State university suggest that we have about 80,000 thoughts a day and 90% are the same as yesterday, and an overwhelming number of these are negative. When we understand the impact these repetitive thoughts have on our lives, we have the power to change them. The Awen Progressive Workshops are an opportunity to retreat from the reinforcement of your habitual routine and to create new thought patterns and perspectives.

 
Preserved in texts, traditions, and temple walls, those who came before us left behind nothing less than the description of quantum principle that we’re only beginning tounderstand today
— Gregg Braden