46th Annual Summer
Convention, Retreat and Training
Monday, August 13 - Sunday, August 19, 2018
Virden Center, Lewes, DE
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2018: The theme for this yearís 46th IPA Summer Convention, Retreat and Training is "Healing Connections." Loving connections can be healing; to heal connections can be freeing. During your week at Virden you will have an important role in building a loving, supportive community where support is freely given and new relationships are developed. Take a break. Leave cell phones, computers, and TV behind. Enjoy excellent, nourishing meals and the comfort of hotel-like accommodations
The Convention has been designed to help you develop new skills and deepen your understanding of how Mindfulness can lead you to a new understanding of yourself and others. This insight will go with you into your everyday life. Questions? 877-PRIMALS
Warm regards from Dianne Arman and Bill Whitesell, Co-chairs
Walking with Alex at 7 a.m. every morning. - Menís/Womenís Group after breakfast every day. - Mat Track for emotional release and support. - Nightly Community Meeting - Wrap-up Groups - Jam Sessions every evening.- Cabaret - Dance Party
Gather to memorialize and celebrate the lives of two IPA members who have left us this year: Barbara Bryan and Thayer White, who was planning to teach us Primal Principles from Arthur Janov's Legacy Program at this year's convention.
Colin Connor of the BioDynamic Breath and Trauma Release Institute will provide experiential training in their presentation.
Dianne Arman will teach an experiential and didactic Primal Integration workshop for those new to Primal.
Leonard Rosenbaum will offer insights into Remaining Physically and Mentally Healthy using diet and natural remedies.
Randy Goldberg's Neo-Shamanic Ancestral Healing workshop will help clear blocks and patterns that are unconsciously passed on.
Rick Benson will offer an advanced Enneagram Experience, a non-threatening way to embrace who you are with a focus on the strengths of your personality type.
Anne Bassen's Contact Improv presentation will use nurturing play to encourage self-expression and connection with others.
The Poem That Heals. Harriet Geller looks forward to exploring a deep part of herself in a poem and hopes you will too will reveal your healing connections in this writing workshop.
Dianne Arman's Art Expression will foster creativity and bring unconscious forms and colors to the surface to help connect more fully with self and others.
Laurie Schwartz and Stuart Friedman synthesize The Hakomi Method with Somatic Experiencing and Biodynamic Cranio Sacral Therapy to promote Deep Healing and Connection to SELF and Community.
Check out Virden Center's website.
Early Bird Member Rates for
Double Room, Private Bath
||Six-Day reduced Rate
|Up to $15,000
|$15k - $50,000
|$50k - $100,000
Add $10/day if paid after July 31, 2018.
Add $15/day for non-members.
Add $50/day for a single room. - Limited Availability
To pay by credit card, contact Warren Davis by phone at 301-763-6080.
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Photos from past Summer Primal Conventions (members only)
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Brochures from Past Summer Conventions