Lunch and Learn: Letting go of that which never was: Living the paradoxical nature of change
Michael Running, LPC, MS, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Registration ends at 10am on Friday, October 13th
The paradoxical nature of change illustrates how change happens when we fully embrace who we are and let go of trying to become something we are not. Michael will explore how embracing this energizing paradox in our personal lives and clinical work can support the emergence of fresh and novel experiences for ourselves and for our clients. Using clinical examples and anecdotes from his years as a Buddhist monk, Michael will engage attendees in theoretical and experiential explorations of this core principle present in existential-humanistic
Michael Running is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice based in Portland, OR. He graduated from Portland State University, and has trained in Gestalt, Emotion-Focused, and somatic-based therapy modalities. In private practice, Michael runs a weekly men’s process group, and focuses on working with both relationships and individuals. Born in Oregon and raised both here and in Scotland, Michael also spent nine years as a Buddhist monk in the US and in Taiwan.