Compassion and Mindfulness - A Path of Resilience

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 at 10:30am

Online
Oakland, CA 94601

Free

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Cultivate an inner ally rather than an inner enemy, develop our own self-compassion, practice how to calm/sooth our nervous system, develop a range of somatic resources. Appropriate for those with cancer.

Resilience is the ability to manage challenge and recover from adversity. It helps us survive the most difficult events of our lives.

In this series we learn how to develop mindfulness—the ability to be courageously present both for our own pain and suffering, and, for the joy and beauty of life.

We learn how to develop self-compassion—to become aware of the struggle or pain without pushing it away, or over-identifying with it.

When we can bring this courageous, kind presence to our lives, we develop another aspect of resilience: remembering our common humanity—that we’re fundamentally “all in the same boat”, and we don’t feel so alone. 

The Compassion and Mindfulness course meets for six sessions and includes detailed instruction in relaxation, mindfulness and compassion techniques. We learn how to regulate our nervous system and turn on our relaxation response. The class provides a supportive community and learning environment. It is a place to share and explore how each individual student can best utilize the practices. Each class builds on the next and includes daily home practices to deepen and strengthen what you learned in class. To receive the full benefit of the course, please make the commitment to attend all classes.

Class practices include:  

-cultivating an inner ally rather than an inner enemy
-developing our own self-compassion language
-practicing how to calm and sooth our nervous system to work with anxiety and depression
-developing a wide range of somatic resources

Appropriate for those with cancer and their family/friends/caregivers.

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