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Featured Classes + Events


Alchemical Healing Mentorship: Level 1 with Lorie Eve Dechar, M.Ac.

The Level I Alchemical Healing Mentorship beginning in January 2016 is a living laboratory where acupuncturists and other health care practitioners explore concepts, tools, and skills that touch the soul. The goal of this program is to discover the gold in the lead of human suffering and foster healing that results in transformation – the emergence of new possibilities – in our own and patients’ lives.

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British Conference of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 2015

September 25 - 27, 2015

Join us for our talks at the British Conference of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 2015! This conference has some of the world’s most renowned speakers, sharing their knowledge through lectures with a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) focus, workshops from a five element perspective, stems and branches, qigong and meditation sessions, practical demonstrations, discussion forums and much more.

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‘The Mask You Live In’ Film Screening

August 12, 2015

The Mask You Live In asks, “As a society, how are we failing our boys?” The film looks at the sociological implications of the phrase “Be A Man” and how it plays out throughout a boy’s life, while examining how boys are influenced by parenting, our education system, sports culture, and mass media – especially violent video games and pornography — and how gender stereotypes are interconnected with race, class, and circumstance. Of particular importance to the film is unveiling the long-term, negative impact of “American masculinity” on the mental and emotional well-being of male youth. A New Possibility is bringing this film to our local Maine community in partnership with Opera House Arts of Stonington. Discussion will follow the film.

From the Blog:

On Friendship

April 17, 2015

One of my dearest friends is dying of cancer. Richard was diagnosed just shy of a year ago, and each visit now that I get to share with him feels especially poignant. As he dies, he is teaching me about death, about how not to be afraid of it, about how to face it and talk about it openly, and about how a person can die with dignity and graceful acceptance.

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Meet Lorie and Benjamin

Benjamin Fox & Lorie Dechar

Co-Founders of A New Possibility

Welcome! We are committed to transformational healing rooted in the belief that all change begins for humans with the willingness to look within, and that healing within ourselves and in our relationship to others creates change on a global scale.

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Five Spirits, the book

The Five Spirits have been capturing the hearts and imaginations of practitioners and patients all over the world since the publication of Lorie’s book in 2006. Five Spirits introduces readers to the little known Taoist “chakra” system and returns the sacred to the domain of healing. Through myth, symbols, dreams, and real-life case examples, the Five Spirits will open you to Chinese medicine as alchemy and offer a view of your body and our planet as vessels of spiritual transformation.

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