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Mary Goldenson

Mary Goldenson

Mary Goldenson, PhD,
is the author of It’s Time: No One's Coming to Save You. She is a clinical psychologist currently specializing in the resilience we need to live life. She has a private practice in Los Angeles focusing on relationships, transitions, and mediation. Mary has been working with Esalen for almost 40 years.

It's Time to Choose the Resilient Life

Jun 27 - 29 Begins in 2 months
with Mary Goldenson

Being fully present through mindful awareness is a crucial factor in giving us resilience to face challenges that arise in our daily lives. –Daniel Siegel
Resilience is a dynamic positive behavioral adaptation process, which individuals can utilize when encountering significant adversity or trauma. It is the capacity to cope with stress and catastrophe.

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Public Speaking: Powerfully Presenting Yourself 

Jul 11 - 13 Begins in 2 months
with Mary Goldenson & Robert Corff

Why are some people so inspiring and high impact when they speak? What inhibits us from delivering our message? This workshop will explore the inhibitions to self-expression and communication, and help participants move beyond them with more freedom in both personal and professional life. It is designed for those who want to develop a more powerful personal and public presentation, as well as better professional and business communication skills.

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Relationships: The Courage to Begin

Aug 03 - 08 Begins in 3 months
with Mary Goldenson

For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate test and proof, the work for which all the other work is but preparation.
-Rilke
Life is a precious gift. We have all experienced moments of feeling totally alive, especially within our relationships. When beliefs, defenses, fears, and emotions from the past enter into our present-day relationships, we lose our ability to feel love, trust, and joy.

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Forgiveness and Intimacy: A Time of Acceptance

Nov 21 - 23 Begins in 7 months
with Mary Goldenson

All life is about relationships. Creating an alive and honest connection with an intimate partner requires us to go deeply into our hearts and allow the courageous self to emerge. This journey to intimacy begins with the path of forgiveness. How does forgiveness lead to intimacy?
• It allows us to let go of anger, resentment, and grief
• It allows the agitated mind to move more deeply into the healing heart
• It resolves separation from ourselves and from others
• It allows us to complete unfinished business

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