Is it impossible to say "no" to others? Do you try to fit in even if you betray your own values and opinions? Chronic people-pleasing, which can result from feeling unloved or unlovable as children, often reflects profound suffering. Cut off from the love that is already inside of us, we deny our feelings of resentment, anger, and unworthiness. This leaves us feeling frantic, stressed, and disconnected from ourselves and others.
Research on mindfulness reports reduction in the immediate effects of stress and long-lasting, positive changes for practitioners. Those who practice mindfulness have also experienced significant decreases in anxiety, depression, and a variety of physical symptoms. The training helps people gain self-awareness, access and process emotion, reduce reactivity to thought and urges, and access internal compassion and intuition.
This workshop offers a day of instruction, practice, and discussion, in which participants will learn how to foster the practice of mindfulness meditation and the intentional focus on moment-to-moment experience.