Living a full and connected life requires our capacity to feel and to make use of our emotional experience. Much of the alienation and separation that occurs in our relationships and family life is the result of the fear of feelings. We disconnect from our emotional life when we are afraid of being overwhelmed, humiliated, or perceived as weak or inadequate, only to pay the price later in isolation, anxiety, and depression.
Our relationships improve and deepen as a result of our ability to feel at ease with our own feelings and to be present with the feelings of others. In this workshop led by Dorothy Charles, we will create a safe and supportive environment in which our emotions can be met with curiosity, interest, and acceptance. The format will combine Gestalt Process, small group work, dyadic awareness exercises, discussion, and opportunities for individual work with the leader.
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CE credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs;