Solstice Sandtray Workshop  

Bring in the Light and Manifest your New Year

 Friday December 21 , 11am to 2:30 pm   

$50  Pre-registration  is required.  

Baika Heaton, CCHT will facilitate this gathering to support those wanting to explore their current inner world, and or clarify and manifest their vision for the New Year.  

Each participant will have their own sand tray and time to select miniatures from our rich and diverse Treasure Chest collection. Creating your tray will be followed by group sharing, closing with Solstice candle lighting ceremony to encourage our inner light. Bring a lunch and snacks. There will be a half hour lunch break. Space is limited to twelve. 

Reverend Baika Heaton

Baika is an HCH trained Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Reiki Master / Teacher. Ordained in 1998 as a Soto Zen Priest, she has trained in, studied and taught Zen Meditation for over 30 years. This intimate mind-body practice supports and informs her practice as a Hypnotherapist and Reiki Practitioner, just as the rich training of HCH has expanded her skill set as a Zen Teacher. Baika is also an End of Life Doula having worked in Hospice for 20 years, and Grief Recovery Method™ Practitioner. She enjoys creating and holding safe space for others, customizing hypnosis modalities to each individual to maximize behavioral changes and healing.  Baika lives with her Reiki Master husband, Jeff.



The Enneagram: 
A Spiritual Map for Self-awareness Workshop

Friday January 11, 7pm to 10pm 

$50 Pre-registration is required.      

Since ancient times, the Enneagram has and continues to be a means of obtaining healing and deep wisdom by 'knowing thyself'. One of the ways the Enneagram is used today is as a spiritual tool or map for self-healing, self-awareness, and transformation. In these times of great and rapid transition, how we show up in our daily lives and the world is becoming critical. Without deepening our understanding of how we are expressions of the Divine, we stand to be at risk of reactivity with ourselves, others, and the environment.

The 9 archetypal personalities (enneatypes) represented by the nine points on the Enneagram (ennea- nine, gram- drawing) represent how we fall asleep to our true natures. Exploration of some of the systems used in the Enneagram, such as triads, instincts, centers of wisdom, reveal patterns expressed by each of the enneatypes when we forget how connected we are to each other and to the Universe. 

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  • Whether or not one is familiar with the Enneagram, working with it can:

  • Cultivate healing through presence.

  • Relax fixations of the ego.

  • Deepen your capacity for knowing and being with your authentic self.

  • Create shifts which further one's self discovery and expansiveness.

  • Deepen self-awareness.

  • Liberate us from constricting patterns which can hinder physical and spiritual healing.

  • Help cultivate compassion for ourselves and others.

  • Heal through experiencing the energies of the 9 enneatypes. 

For the purposes of this discussion, it may be useful to know your dominant type (we have the energy of all the nine enneatypes). If one is interested in determining this you may visit the Enneagram Institute website for online type discovery (RHETI) or use "The Quick Enneagram Sorting Test (QUEST).

Remember, knowing one's type dominance is just a small piece in the unfolding of the Mystery of Oneness where there is no separation from the Divine.

Dr. Avon Manney is your Instructor  

Dr. Avon Manney holds an Osteopathic medical degree from New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), a master's degree in Marriage, Family, and Child counseling from California State University, Hayward, and a bachelor's degree in psychology from U. C. Berkeley. Following a life changing event, she was introduced to the Enneagram and began a lifelong quest for various forms of spiritual healing and mystical truths.  Since then she has studied under foremost spiritual teachers such as Russ Hudson, Fr. Richard Rohr, and Dr. Roxanne Howe-Murphy.  She is a current student of Reiki and Shamanism at HCH as well as Zen Buddhist meditation at a Buddhist monastery. She continues to work with the Enneagram personally and professionally in her private practice as an instrument which is key towards healing and transformation. She enjoys playing the violin while her birds sing along, receiving words of wisdom from her mother, talking with her husband in their garden, and playing peek-a-boo and other games with her talking parrotlet, Armand the Amazing.  


Zen Meditation Workshop

 Friday January 18 , 9am to noon  $25 

Start the New Year off right…Learning Zen Meditation.

Learning Zen Meditation. Join Baika Heaton, 30-year Zen meditation practitioner for this 2-hour workshop on Zen basics. Baika will present, a basic history and overview of Zen, various ways to sit to optimize your comfort level and calm, how to maintain a daily practice, mindfulness, and walking meditation. Participants will be provided with a reading and meditation supply resource list. 

Reverend Baika Heaton Instructor

Baika is an HCH trained Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Reiki Master / Teacher. Ordained in 1998 as a Soto Zen Priest, she has trained in, studied and taught Zen Meditation for over 30 years. This intimate mind-body practice supports and informs her practice as a Hypnotherapist and Reiki Practitioner, just as the rich training of HCH has expanded her skill set as a Zen Teacher. Baika is also an End of Life Doula having worked in Hospice for 20 years, and Grief Recovery Method™ Practitioner. She enjoys creating and holding safe space for others, customizing hypnosis modalities to each individual to maximize behavioral changes and healing.  Baika lives with her Reiki Master husband, Jeff.


Counseling Skills For Hypnotherapists

Hold Space, Manage Time, and Maintain Boundaries

 Wednesday January 23, 6pm to 9pm   

Cost $50  Pre-registration is required. 

Counseling skills like nonverbal communication, mirroring, reflecting, holding space, and managing time effectively during hypnotherapy sessions are just as important as the hypnotic techniques themselves. Whether you're a new hypnotherapist or an experienced one, a focus on developing your counseling skills can deepen your rapport with your clients and support your own self-care.


Attend this three hour workshop to learn how to hone your counseling skills as a hypnotherapist:

  • Nonverbal Communication

  • Mirroring and Reflection

  • Paraphrasing / Summarizing

  • Open-ended Questions

  • Time Management

  • Holding Space

  • Establishing Boundaries


In this hands-on class, we'll apply these skills in practicum exercises to quickly and easily integrate them into your practice. You'll have the information you need to focus on counseling skills as a key part of enhancing your overall skills as a hypnotherapist in the new year.

Sandy Hawke/ Instructor

Sandy Hawke is a CCHT, Reiki Practitioner, and Sound Healing Artist. After working in the cyber security industry for decades, Sandy found her true calling in peer counseling and energy healing. As a peer counselor volunteer at the Berkeley Free Clinic, Sandy has learned how healing holding space can be, for both clients and counselors. Trained in Carl Roger's client-centered counseling approach, Sandy earned her CCHT certification and Reiki certification at HCH Institute. Together with Paul Meredith, Sandy leads our Crystal Bowl Meditation Group at HCH. Sandy offers private energy healing sessions via Stay Tuned Energy Healing and you can reach her directly at www.StayTunedEnergyHealing.com or StayTunedwithSandy@gmail.com.