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UPCOMING LECTURES, SPECIAL EVENTS, AND CLASSES

Calendar of Events

Maestra Grace offers individual and family consultations as well as lectures, workshops, and presentations using story-telling, PowerPoint, song, and ritual to fit the needs of organizations or universities on a variety of topics via Zoom and in-person. Please refresh your browser to ensure you are accessing updated information.

Services

  • Curanderismo sessions, including limpias, pláticas (heart-to-heart conversations), and Indigenous hands-on healing (Indigenous protocols are followed; details provided prior to session). Because of Covid-19, sessions take place via telephone or Zoom.

  • Individual and family counseling using cross-cultural Indigenous spirituality-based approach.

  • One-on-One Personal Coaching, via telephone or Zoom.

  • Women's Circles (private events will not be listed here)

  • Reiki Therapy & Training Courses. In order to respect the culture and uniqueness of both the Curanderismo and Reiki path, Grace maintains a separate website for her Reiki practice at Reiki Energy Healing Therapy

2020

  • March 30 - April 10, 2020 - Iskotew Elder's Lodge, Ottawa, Canada. Grace and her husband Ken Cohen will serve as Elders-in-Residence at the Iskotew Elder's Lodge, offering daily weekday noon lectures and individual healing sessions. The lodge is a healing centre that regularly provide teachings, elder consultations, and story-telling to First Nations and bring cultural awareness to employees - especially the ones who provide health services to Aboriginal peoples. People of all faiths are welcome. The Canadian Department of Health Ministry is hosting the two-week program. The talks and private individual sessions are offered to staff and community free of charge. To schedule a private consultation or for more information on the noon lectures, contact: Christine Chapman, Iskotew Lodge Program Coordinator, christine.chapman AT hc-sc.gc.ca/ Iskotew@hc-sc.gc.ca

  • July 8, 2020 : Curanderismo the Original Narrative Therapy for BIPOC hosted by Corazon Counseling. Limited class size.

  • ​July 25, 2020, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm PST:  (click on title for PDF)  Learning to Be a Good Relative: An On-Line Platica on Cross-Cultural Protocols & Indigenous Etiquette. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Deadline: July 20, 2020.

  • Interview with Maestro Jerry Tello on the Healing Generations Podcast.

  • September - January 2021: (Zoom) Weaving Curanderismo with Counseling Practices, Platicas for Chicanx Therapists. (Private series)

 

2021

  • January 24, 2021, 2-4 pm PST: Being Good Relatives: An On-Line Platica on Cross-Cultural Protocols & Indigenous Etiquette. Pre-registration is required. Deadline to register: January 20, 2021. See Flyer.

  • February 28, 2021, 2-4 pm PST: Copal y Sahumador. This plática is for Mexican/Chicanx /Indigenous persons who desire to more fully understand the familial and cultural ways and responsibilities of caring for a sahumador. This platica is an important introduction for those who are caring for their family and are committed to preserving this costumbre in the manner in which it taught and have not been given instruction on its use. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. See Poster.

  • March 26: CoCEAL Virtual Keynote, Cultural Ways to Remain Grounded, Healthy, Resilient, and Connected!

  • April 1: Pitzer College, Curanderismo, Restoring the Spirit

  • April 12: Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre, Australia

  • September 3: Healing Beyond Borders Conference.

  • October 29-31: Academy for Integrative Health Medicine

  • December 21: SDSU CBB4Life Healing the Healers Circle

2022

 

January 14, 11 am to Noon Pacific Time: Free Webinar/Platica with Dr. Shamini Jain, Founder of CHI Consciousness and Healing Initiative on Curanderismo. Register at Consciousness and Healing Initiative.

April 11 - 12, SDSU Healing Your Inner Child: Sharing Circle & Group Healing Ceremony 

This event is part of the Breaking Silences: Uprooting Child Sexual Abuse series. The event is for all SDSU students. For more information, contact Ser Flores, nfflores AT sdsu.edu


May 13: Keynote: Respecting Indigenous Healing Ways: from Colonizer to Ally.

24th International Conference on Energy Psychology: The Art & Science of Transformational Change
Hyatt Tamaya - Santa Ana Pueblo, NM USA

August 13: Cafecito & Platica on ZoomRegister here before August 5, 2022

August 20: Honor Your Ancestors & Heritage 

A free online video event in collaboration with The Shift Network, Saturday, August 20, starting at 11am Mountain Time, for a free online plática with Stephen Dinan (CEO, The Shift Network) and they explore the why and how you can celebrate your ancestor’s life and memory with love and respect as part of a Día de Muertos observance. Maestra Grace will also offer a guided imagery practice to help you connect with the wisdom of your ancestors. If you register and miss it, you’ll receive a downloadable recording as soon as it’s available.  After the plática, you will have the option to register early for my 7-week livestreamed Dia de Muertos course that starts in September (which will be downloadable, with written and video materials included). Deep thanks and  appreciation to The Shift Network for their generous donation and support of  the House of the Moon MMIWG2S+ Advocacy Facilitator Program.

September 2: 11 am PT:  Honoring the Feminine.

Join the free online circle with Dr. Sue Morter, Eileen McKusik, Maestra Grace Sesma and Dr. Shamini Jain as they explore honoring the feminine -- in medicine, healing and our daily lives. Register here.

 

November 2022 to April 2023: Maestra Grace will be in San Diego, California to offer pláticas, limpias, and healing circles. These are offered regularly online. In person offerings are limited to those who are vaccinated. For information and scheduling, please email Maestra Grace.

2023

January 8, 10 am to Noon, Pacific Time. Ways of Being a Good Relative.

Join Maestra Grace for a heart-to-heart talk on how to conduct oneself appropriately when visiting elders, traditional healers, teachers, and Indigenous communities. Past participants have written to say how this class deepened their understanding of ways to reconnect respectfully with their Indigenous heritage. Others, that hearing how colonialism has affected all of us, Indigenous, Euro-American, Mexican-Americans, African-Americans -- all our Relatives living on this continent -- motivated them to seek out books with an accurate telling of our shared history and holistic healers courageously set aside time for deep introspection and reflection on how their healing practices could be causing harm to Indigenous people and communities and have begun finding ways to become better allies and best of all: relatives. The class will not be recorded so that we can have a good conversation. The class is 2 hours with the last 30 minutes for Questions & Anwers, offered on a sliding scale: $20-$60. Deadline to register: January 5, 2023. Please click for instructions on how to register.

February 19, 2023, 9:30 to 10:30 am PT. Cafecito & Plática with Maestra Grace via Zoom.

This platica will kick off monthly cafecitos to continue our conversations around Indigenous etiquette, reconnecting with cultural ways, menstruation protocols, and curanderismo in general — your questions will help guide our plática. Click here for details and how to register.

Remember to subscribe to Maestra Grace's email list to receive notifications of upcoming online talks and presentations. Announcements of pláticas (talks/lectures) that she hosts are usually sent to subscribers first.

Grace Sesma is not a physician, psychologist, or nurse. These culture-specific spiritual healing services are not meant to replace medical or psychological diagnosis and treatment. It is recommended that you see a licensed physician or licensed health care professional for any physical or psychological ailment you may have. Your information is confidential. With your prior written authorization, she will be happy to discuss your session with any of your health care providers.

Learn about Dia de Muertos with Maestra Grace

Connect with your ancestors through the rich traditions of the Mexican observance Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead). An ancient and honorable way of remembering and celebrating life, death, and living.

 

The Shift Network 7-Week Training Video Course is now available

 

You weren't able to make the classes? Register today to watch all the video and audio recordings (available to download and watch anytime). Click here for details and to register.

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