Every human being has to face failures and crises. How we deal with such challenges is central to determining our level of happiness and well-being. Mastering flexible, adaptive strategies to cope with both everyday disappointments and disasters may be the most important skill we can ever develop. Recent neuroscientific research has shown that mindfulness and compassion practices can be highly effective agents of brain (and thus behavioral) change. During this workshop, you’ll be shown how to use both ancient contemplative practices and tools from modern relational psychology to help let go of unwholesome coping strategies and negative emotional responses (stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions, guilt, shame, etc.) and instead rewire your neural responses to awaken and strengthen clarity, self-compassion, and empathy, in order to discern the best options and make wise choices that will help you thrive.
Recommended reading: Graham, Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being.
CE credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs;