Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water: Reflections on Stress and Human Spirituality

Posted on: August 22, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 9 am – 5 pm

with Brian Luke Seaward, PhD.

A special one-day intensive workshop.

Stress is a stranger to no one.  Once described merely as wear and tear on the body, stress is now best defined as “a disconnection from our divine source.” Times of stress may bring feelings of panic and mayhem, but stress also provides the opportunity for spiritual growth—when we call upon our inner resources (faith, patience, humbleness, intuition, courage, humor and compassion) to dismantle life’s major roadblocks so that we may walk in balance on the human path.

There is an ancient Chinese proverb that speaks to the nature of human existence, and underscores the importance of finding balance in our lives. It reads, “Stand like mountain, move like water.”  To stand like a mountain means to feel strong and secure in the midst of change. To move like water means to go with the flow.

This workshop explores these topics: the relationship between stress and human spirituality, the seasons of the soul, spiritual potential and spiritual health, the use of “muscles of the soul” to dismantle roadblocks and distractions on the spiritual path and several effective life enhancing skills to navigate the shoals on one’s life path, or what Joseph Campbell called “the Hero’s Journey.”

Are the winds of change and the winds of grace one in the same? Perhaps! Based on Seaward’s popular best seller, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, this presentation weaves theory and story, personal experience, coping and relaxation skills, humor, wit and love in a poetic synthesis that both educates and inspires audiences of all ages.

Television host, Joan Lunden (formerly of Good Morning America), credits the book, Stand Like Mountain, with helping her get through her life’s most difficult passages. This workshop includes a copy of the 10th anniversary issue of Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water. This workshop is 40% lecture and 60% experiential. Please join us for an inspiring day.

About Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. Brian Luke Seaward is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the field of holistic stress management and mind-body-spirit healing. His acclaimed book, Managing Stress: Principles and Strategies for Health and Well-being, is the top selling college textbook nationally and internationally. Dr. Seaward serves on the faculty of the University of Northern Colorado-Greeley sharing his wisdom of holistic wellness to undergraduates and graduates alike. As teacher, mentor, and healer, Luke is regarded by his students and peers as a rare gem in the crown of health promotion. He is the author of several books including Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, Health of the Human Spirit, The Art of Calm, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart and the popular best seller, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water. More information is available through his website:

On or before September 9: $99 (Members $89)

After September 9: $125 (Members $115)

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