Arrive Already Loved™
Creating Sacred Attachment with Yourself

January 12 - 17, 2020, Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA

We are excited to announce that Dori Middleman, MD and Mark Putnam, MD will be joining the Esalen staff, offering the workshop, Arrive Already Loved™. The only way to have a fair shot at developing a healthy relationship with another human being is to arrive already loved—to first love yourself.

Many people ask me how to have a fair shot at developing a healthy relationship with another human being. I advise them to arrive already loved. That means the essential foundation of being loved is to first love yourself. That doesn't mean a narcissistic pride, preoccupation with self, or conceit. It does mean that the inner life that's taking place in your body is a comfortable, loving, compassionate, and enjoyable place to be. It is a home where you can always turn to receive your own solace, support, and unconditional acceptance. This prepares your internal environment to accept love from the outside, and prepares you to arrive anywhere already loved. Remember, when it comes to needing love, you cannot expect more from someone else than you are able to give to yourself.”
Mariah Fenton Gladis, MSS, BCD


Join Dori and Mark as they blends their unique style of individual and group Gestalt work with their effective and innovative use of music to enrich the workshop experience. This experiential and didactic workshop offers significant educational value for professionals who are involved with human development. The atmosphere will be one of trust and mutual support. You will learn to:

  • Realize that what's inside is outside; you can attract what you are
  • Understand thinking as a personal conversation with yourself
  • Develop an active and rich inner dialogue
  • Create an abundance of emotional resources
  • Turn your meditations away from detachment and separation, towards intimate meditation with Sacred Attachment


CEUs: This course meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT's), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW's) and for Nurses.


Esalen Institute in
Big Sur, California
January 12 - 17, 2020

Contact Esalen to register: Here
Call Esalen Institute at 888-837-2536 for information and reservations