This is a workshop for women who have felt overwhelmed and exhausted by everything they had to do, yet still worried they were not doing “enough.” We’ll explore not only the daily practices that expand our capacity to cope, but also the larger-scale social pressures that make those daily practices feel “selfish” or “indulgent,” when in fact they are basic human needs. The biggest social culprit is something we call “Human Giver Syndrome,” which says we owe it to our loved ones and even to ourselves to be pretty, happy, calm, generous and attentive to the needs of others, no matter the cost to our well-being. Is there a way to be deeply invested in our loved ones’ happiness without divesting from our own health? Can we help keep others warm without setting ourselves on fire? Yes. With the support of each other and four decades of science, participants will leave the workshop with a plan and a new vocabulary for sustaining their own well-being. This workshop is for women only. All self-identifying women are welcome.
Recommended Reading: Nagoski and Nagoski, Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle.