Many of us would benefit from learning how to dis-identify with the mental chatter in our heads and cultivate equanimity. These qualities help us make healthy, long-term decisions and engender loving, positive, secure, and supportive attachments to other people. We must learn to transcend any blunt tools we developed over the years — negative self-talk, overreactions, judgments, facades, fears, expectations, passive-aggressive behavior — and replace them with precise tools such as authentic communications, loving relationships, balanced lifestyles, commitments to personal integrity, and yoga and/or meditation practices.
In this workshop, we will explore specific practices that encourage more meaning and happiness in our lives. We will determine our long-term goals and the skills we should cultivate to realize them. There will be all-level Vinyasa flow yoga classes as well as restorative yoga classes, and we will practice myriad mindfulness meditations to cultivate non-reactivity in order to reduce drama and de-escalate conflicts. Most importantly, we will learn how to replace the resentments that our minds create with gratitude. Please bring a yoga mat.
For continuing education syllabus, see https://www.esalen.org/cultivating-meaning-happiness-0918.
CE credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs; CE credit for nurses;