Why is it so hard for us as gay men to feel present in our lives and closer to those we love? For many, the main reason is fear; we’re afraid of being emotionally present with ourselves and with others. It’s this fear, often outside of our awareness, that keeps us from learning how to tap into our emotional experience. We avoid our feelings and end up stuck, and detached from the wisdom and power inside us. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Grounded in contemporary neuroscience and drawn from a variety of healing and growth models, this highly experiential workshop teaches a proven approach to cultivating “emotional mindfulness” that will help you:
· Recognize the ways you unknowingly cut yourself off from your emotional power
· Tame anxiety and fear and feel more in control
· Connect with your true emotions, make use of their inherent resources, and heal
· Authentically and comfortably express yourself and feel more connected and receptive to others
You will return home with tools that can help you break free from old patterns, open your heart, and transform your life. Clinicians will be taught an approach to emotional mindfulness that can be integrated into their work with clients.
Recommended reading: Frederick, Living Like You Mean It: Use the Wisdom and Power of Your Emotions to Get the Life You Really Want.
For continuing education syllabus, see https://www.esalen.org/emotional-mindfulness-connection-healing-for-gay-men.
CE credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs;