Living Ubuntu

No time to think, No time to breathe... Is this me?

No time to think, no time to breathe. Workshop by Tarra Stariell

For many of us, life is hectic. With so many competing tasks and obligations it is hard to avoid feeling over-committed, overwhelmed and exhausted.

  • Why is it so hard to keep up?
  • Where is the time for me?
  • How is this affecting my body?  relationships?
  • Why do I feel so lost in my own life?

This is a workshop about our overwhelmed lives and how to manage the demands our choices place upon us without losing ourselves in the process.

We have been noticing for the last few years how many people around us (and we ourselves) are incredibly busy and over-scheduled.  Simply arranging a dinner or trying to have a phone call requires a lot of back-and-forth effort.  How did we get here?  Does everyone suddenly have that much more to do?  Or is all of this frantic busyness actually a defense mechanism?  Hence this workshop.


Tarra StariellTarra Judson Stariell is a licensed Marriage, Family Therapist with private offices in Escondido and San Diego.  She is a local trainer with the Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis and previously Faculty Chair.  She has been working in the field for 16 years and specializes in working with trauma, auto-immune and dissociative disorders.   

Tarra believes in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship, incorporating Bioenergetics and other mind-body approaches in her work with clients.   She believes in empowering the individual in the therapeutic process, facilitating the discovery of one's true potential, with all their abilities, wonder and mystery.

I believe emotions are like mud and encrusted dirt covering a beautifully clear and multi-faceted diamond. Washing away our emotions, reveals the love and joy-filled being we are underneath. The path to this natural state involves expressing our emotions -- no matter how ugly or shameful we judge them to be . . .

Tarra has presented on "Attachment Issues", "Bringing the Body into the Therapy Room", "The Other Side of Grief" and was a keynote speaker at the 2010 Southern California Bioenergetic Conference. 

For more information, please visit her website.

Who should attend this workshop?

We hope a wide cross-section of people will attend.  Anyone who:

  • is chronically busy, over-scheduled and overwhelmed
  • feels like they are going through life on "autopilot"
  • gets lost in carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders
  • is a double-booker, multi-tasker and always running late
  • has a difficult relationship with their body (everything hurts)
  • wants more “me” time but is always putting it off

and, doesn't have time to attend this workshop... should attend :)  

Participants will experience exercises and tools that facilitate retrieving the lost parts of ourselves.  What does it mean to have an "embodied" sense of self?  Why is it so common to feel separated from one's self?  One of the goals of the workshop is to help mend this separation.

Emotion is not a noun, but rather a verb . . .  Seeing emotion as a verb opens our mind to a fluid, moving mechanism that acts, changes, transforms.

- Daniel Siegel M.D.

Date and location

Saturday, February 26 2011
9:30a - 1:00p

National University
3390 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa CA 92626
(conference room #211)

Early registration fee: (before Friday, Feb 18th)

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.

Cancellation Policy:
Fees are refundable less $10 processing fee, if written request received by Feb 12 2011.

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. 

Click here to register for the workshop


  • If you'd like to register through the mail, please download the registration flyer.
  • Or, over the phone, please call (949) 891-2005.


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


[ Tarra Stariell's website ]

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

Feb 26 2011
Costa Mesa, CA
presented by
Living Ubuntu
Southern CA Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (SCIBA)

"If we grasped the truth that we are our bodies, we would not tolerate the emotional tortures that we inflict upon ourselves individually and collectively, that twist and deaden our bodies, or that addict us to stimulation. Nor would we bear the body-crippling environment that our culture is creating...

We bear these crimes against ourselves by denying the life of the body, and think of ourselves as worn out or defective machines"

- Stanley Keleman


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