Self-love is one of those things that many of us know is important on our personal journey, yet can be challenging to embody and experience in an authentic way. This workshop explores why it can be hard for us to genuinely love ourselves—the familial, cultural, and personal influences, the thoughts and fears that lead us to believe that we are not good enough and that self-love is arrogant or narcissistic, and the difficulty we may have practicing true loving kindness towards ourselves. With fun and vulnerability, we delve deeply into some specific and powerful ways to experience love towards ourselves, which in turn impacts our relationships, work, personal growth practices, and lives in a profound way. The ideas and exercises laid out in this interactive program give you specific practices to:
• Make peace with and forgive yourself
• Accept and appreciate all of who you are
• Care for and nurture yourself in an authentic way
• Experience and express your authentic self
• Deepen your capacity to love others
Recommended reading: Robbins, Focus on the Good Stuff and Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken.