This workshop directly challenges the confusion surrounding the issue of self-love. Self-love is the most altruistic of all practices. When you are free to be kind and loving to yourself, the world and all the people in your life are touched. This workshop is an experience of two trainings taught at Stanford University Medical Center. As director of Stanford's Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program, Dr. Mark Abramson has modeled his work after Jon Kabat-Zinn’s program (featured on Bill Moyers’ PBS series Healing and the Mind). He has also established a new program at Stanford called “Love Yourself—For Everyone Else’s Sake.”
Incorporating the latest research on mind/body medicine, this workshop introduces practices that create a profound physiological wellbeing, plus the heartfulness to transform emotional states and unleash the great potential for deep healing of the body. The goal is to learn how to use the awareness and mindfulness practices to experience your own love in a peaceful, healthy body.
According to Mark Abramson’s studies, this work has been shown to create an increasing experience of gentleness, kindness, and respect for oneself and others. While the practices are especially helpful for people experiencing emotional or physical concerns, the universality of the experience makes this program valuable for all. It is especially useful for psychologists and others in the helping and healing professions in working with their patients and clients.
CE credit for dentists; see leader.