INSIDE OUT returns to
Genesis Conference Center in western Massachusetts!


We're excited to present
INSIDE OUT: The Expressive Arts Adoption Healing Seminar
at the Genesis Spiritual Life & Conference Center in Westfield, MA
on September 27 & 28.

Click here for detailed information.


As adopted persons, both Craig Hyman and Patrick McMahon have experienced the depth of separation trauma from blood relatives, as well as the transformative, healing process of the mind, body, and spirit. We now wish to provide adopted persons, parents and professionals involved in adoption the opportunity to identify and validate their deepest wounds and challenges, and to use creative expression and light spiritual practices to foster resolution and healing. We also aim to promote personal growth in order to educate and enlighten broader society about the long-term effects of separation and connection.

During the seminar, attendees will have the opportunity to experience a variety of creative expression techniques, each led by Craig, Patrick, and at times, other leaders in their fields. These include meditation, movement, dance, writing, collage, role play, and more. We will end the day with a group dialogue and playful closing to promote a smooth transition out of the seminar. To establish community and encourage ongoing support, we offer a group conference call for attendees approximately two weeks following the seminar.

Craig and Patrick are scheduling Inside Out Seminars now for 2013 and 2014 in the U.S., Canada, Hawaii and Abroad. For booking inquiries or further information on Inside Out, please e-mail us or contact:
Craig Hyman: 917-854-6315 or
Patrick McMahon: 619-865-6943.

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"Inside Out was an experience I will never forget! The experiential interventions helped me explore my inner self like I had never done before. I highly recommend this workshop for any member of the adoption community as well as any professional. Kudos to Craig and Patrick."
     --- Jeanette Yoffe, M.A., M.F.T. - Child & Family Psychotherapist, Co-organizer of Adopt Salon Conference
“I had no idea what to expect, and what I experienced was something quite brilliant in its simplicity, its depth, its fun and its sneak-up-on-you power to do exactly what it says: bring some inside stuff out. Not only is it non-threatening, it is inviting! I highly recommend it!"
     --- Marcy Axness, PhD, Author of Parenting For Peace

 

 

 

Craig Hyman
Craig honors a lifelong calling to service in the areas of adoption education, healing and spiritual growth. He is an Adoption Life Coach for adoptees, biological parents, adoptive parents, their families and significant others; and specializes in the areas of general adoptions issues, search, reunion and post-reunion complexities. He has founded and facilitated post-reunion and support groups in New York City and Marin and Sonoma counties in Northern California. Craig facilitates the Male Adoptee Issues workshop and Spiritual Perspectives Panel for the annual AAC conference as well as other national conferences. He resides in New York City and southern California and coaches and educates globally.

 

 

 

Patrick McMahon
Deeply committed to spiritual healing through expressive arts, Patrick is a frequent speaker at national conferences, classes, and seminars, as well as the author of Becoming Patrick, a memoir about reconnecting to his family of origin. Applying his skills as a photographer, artist, and musician, he has developed expressive arts workshops and Exploring Our Roots, a multimedia arts event illuminating the complexities of adoption in our culture. He has created a line of greeting cards for those involved in adoption, and advocated for adoption education and reform. Patrick also facilitates an adoption support group in San Diego, where he currently resides.


For further information please e-mail us: seminar@insideoutadoption.com