Essence and Empowerment - The TARA Approach

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Stephanie Mines

The TARA Approach is an integrative design that fuses Western neuropsychology and a simple meridian based touch system. Utilising the resources of Neuroscience, Pre and Perinatal Psychology and a bioelectrical map of the body, Dr. Mines transmits a path to rediscovering individual essence and empowering it through nervous system reorganisation and heightened consciousness.

We live in a world of increasing sensory inundation where identifying and following one's purposeful inner guidance becomes more and more complicated. The TARA Approach guides you back to your essential purpose, the one you brought with you when you were conceived, and empowers you to follow your truth into this world where it is desperately needed.

Participants in this course learn how to reclaim and support their essential selves by practicing a combination of dialogue and applied touch. Anyone, regardless of their professional background, can engage equally in the stirring reclamation of self that restores the health of the physical and energetic bodies simultaneously.

Tiered price (click here for more information): £1110 / £880 / £730

Tiered Pricing

Before you book your place, please take a moment to consider that the Findhorn Foundation is a Charitable Trust. We believe that the benefits of holistic learning should be available to everyone regardless of their financial or life situation, and that the transformational journey is enriched by a diversity of participants.

We recognise that what is affordable for some can be a financial stretch for others and offer a tiered pricing structure. When you book, please select the price that feels appropriate for you.

Pay it Forward Price covers the cost of your workshop and includes a contribution to our bursary fund. This will make participation possible for one or more people who otherwise would not be able to join our transformational work in the world."

Sustainable Price covers the cost of your workshop and helps us to sustain our learning and guest facilities.

Supported Price reflects a partial bursary toward the cost of your workshop and is intended for those with minor financial need.

Includes all programme content, 7 nights accommodation, full board and refreshments.

Stephanie will also be offering an Advanced Essence and Empowerment
workshop later in September. Click here for more information.

Reading preparation:
Materials that inform and prepare you for the Essence and Empowerment programme are available online. Dr. Mines' best-selling book We Are All in Shock: How Overwhelming Experience Shatters You and What You Can Do About It, which offers a thorough overview to the TARA Approach energy medicine system, has just been released in e-book format. The links for the e-book are below.

Kindle Edition

Kobo Edition

The first component of the Essence and Empowerment programme focuses on self-care. The TARA Approach Self-Care text is also available as an e-book. This and other TARA Approach materials, including the popular Sacred Sites cards that will enhance your programme experience, are available at the TARA Approach website store. You are also welcome to contact Dr. Mines at if you have any questions.


Please note that all our workshops have a Findhorn Foundation community member present either as focaliser or assistant.

Stephanie Mines

Stephanie Mines is the author of numerous books including the award winning We Are All in Shock: How Overwhelming Experience Shatters You and What You Can Do About It. She was the keynote speaker at the Findhorn Conference on Conscious Medicine in April 2011. Her newest book is They Were Families: How War Comes Home, released by New Forums Press. She is based outside of Portland, Oregon, USA, but teaches internationally.
Stephanie's website.