Living Ubuntu

Facing Disappointment

Heartbreak in your life, your community, your world

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Facing Disappointment, workshop by Vincentia Schroeter

In these challenging times, many of us experience loss, grief and heartbreak. Individual, community, or global stressors can all be very upsetting. Yet, sometimes we fail to recognize how much life’s disappointments have taken a toll on us even as our bodies hold the stories.  With pain in our heart, a bottomless feeling in the pit of our stomach, or a sense of collapse in our body, it can be difficult to know what to do.

  • What does it mean when it keeps hurting?
  • Why do some people move on more easily than others?
  • How can we deal better with painful losses, in order to carry on?

In this workshop we will explore the nature of heartbreak and help participants recover from this pain.


Vincentia SchroeterVincentia Schroeter, PhD. is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice for over 30 years working with individuals and families struggling with issues related to grief, trauma, adoption, infertility, marriage counseling and addiction. The challenges involved in effectively expressing grief and heartbreak are of particular interest to Vincentia. She has experienced the painful devastation of losses in her own life as well as the transformative power of learning to cope with them.

I believe that even when lost in struggle or pain, people are still motivated to grow.

Vincentia received her PhD in 1999, completing research on attachment between mothers and babies. She holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of San Francisco, received in 1975.  She is a senior faculty member at the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis and is on the Board of Directors and a coordinating trainer for SCIBA. 

For more information, please visit her website at

Who should attend this workshop?

This workshop is intended for the general public.  Anyone who is struggling with:

  • loss of a job
  • loss of a dream
  • loss of a loved one
  • distress seeing the increasing divisions and hate in our community
  • anger over the pettiness in our politics
  • brokenhearted by endless global tragedies
  • the (sad) state of the planet

... is encouraged to attend. 

Why do some people tend to “get over it” more easily than others?  What can be done to work through pain so that one can carry on? As a teacher, Vincentia brings enthusiasm and respect for each person’s process. The workshop will address heartbreak in a somatic and experiential format in order to help release blocked emotions that are often the root of the problem.

Everything changes.

The worn, smooth, familiar stones beneath your feet,
once sure in their support of your every step,
become loose, making you slip and walk gingerly for awhile...

- Vincentia Schroeter

Date and location

Saturday, April 24 2010
9:00a - 12:00p

4010 Barranca Parkway, Ste. 253
Irvine, CA 92604

Early registration fee: (before Friday, April 16th)

If there is any financial hardship to pay, please contact us.
This is a not-for-profit event. This workshop series is a service to the community and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

*Add $10 for registration during the last week.  Subject to availability.

Cancellation Policy:
Fees are refundable less $10 processing fee, if written request received by April 10th 2010.

Continuing education credits (CEUs)

LMFTs & LCSWs  Attendance at this workshop meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (SCIBA) is a BBS approved provider #4025.

CEUs are $10 for the workshop. 


Registration online is extremely easy and convenient.  For payment, we accept all major credit cards.  Once we have received your information and payment, we will send you an email confirming your registration. 

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If you'd like to register through the mail, please download the registration flyer


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.  Or call us at (949) 891-2005.


[ Vincentia Schroeter's website ]

[ Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (SCIBA) website ]
[ Living Ubuntu website ]

April 24th 2010
Irvine, CA
presented by
Living Ubuntu
Southern CA Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (SCIBA)
If we do not look at our own wounds, our own unwanted, rejected places -- acknowledging, honoring, and reclaiming them within our accommodating presence -- how can we possibly do this with others?
- Saki Santorelli
Registration flyer for Facing Disappoint, workshop by Vincentia Schroeter

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