Fear is normal and one of the core emotions we all have, so it's not necessarily bad, nor can we get rid of it. However, we can recognize it and put it to better use. In this workshop we will identify where we have acted out of fear, and refocus on how to motivate ourselves differently to make choices based in love and other emotions, not fear.
Recognize when fear has entered your body | Identify how to redirect your focus to the emotions and motivations you've chosen | Access and engage your kind, compassionate voice
April 8th 3:30-5:00pm
The stories we make up
What stories do you tell yourself about what you need to be, do, or have to be accepted, gain approval, be happy, find peace, be loved, etc? We unknowingly and unwittingly follow "rules" in order to achieve a certain outcome that never seems to materialize. The rules run us ragged. They make us miserable. We actually don't have to follow them. You can resign from the rules and obligations you've assigned yourself in order to gain an outcome that's always out of reach. Let's try a new way to achieve satisfaction, contentedness, and peace.
Recognize the "rules" that keep you small, stuck, and unhappy | Give yourself permission to challenge these unwritten rules in order to have more control over your mood | Say no to said "obligations" with respect, grace, and kindness
April 22nd, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Self-compassion and self-criticism
We convince ourselves that the only way to change ourselves is to criticize and shame, a common behavior modification strategy that just leads to more negativity and pain. Research on self-compassion shows that it people who practice it are more accountable for their actions, view themselves more realistically, and don't base their worth and value on accomplishments. Self-compassionate people know that if you learn from your mistakes, nothing is a failure: only opportunities to learn.
The purpose and function of the inner critic | Self-compassion practices to quiet the inner critic | The myriad benefits of practicing self-compassion
--> Combine the skills from Workshops 1, 2, and 3 to make decisions that are based in love and growth rather than fear and avoidance; detach from the rules and obligations that run your life and lead to additional misery; and treat yourself with kindness and compassion rather than shame and criticism.
May 6th, 3:30 pm-5:00 PM
$80 for the series | $40 per single workshop
Space is limited!
*Immediate payment not required with registration