As humans, one of the sufferings we bear is the sense of separation we experience when we believe that the difference between ourselves and another person is greater than the connection between us. What would happen in your life if you could transform your relationship with the most challenging people in your family? The journey begins with an invitation to be deeply kind to yourself. Next, you explore your intentions. What is a wise, compassionate, and courageous course for you to take? To reach out and communicate, or just to discover peace within yourself without involving the other person? Lastly you focus on developing skillfulness using the following points as a guide:
• If appropriate, you prepare for a courageous, compassionate, and authentic communication
• You sharpen your awareness of the lens through which you see the difference in others
• You expand your capacity to respond creatively rather than react habitually when emotionally challenged
• You cultivate the practice of mindfulness — the ability to be with things as they are
This workshop involves storytelling, partner work, communication processes, movement, and silent reflection all aimed at healing family relationships.
CE credit for nurses; please see leader.
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