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Compassion - For Self and Others, with Linda Graham

December 13, 2014

This experiential daylong offers many practical tools to reduce judgment, resistance and strengthen sincere motivation to ease our own suffering and alleviate the pain and struggles of others. Meditations, inquiry, and discussion deepen our practice in ways that make compassion practice immediately useful, with lasting benefits.

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We practice mindfulness to become aware of our experience - and our reactions to our experience - so that we can be with our experiences, moment-to-moment, and discern options and make wise choices for the next moments.

We practice compassion to bring kindness and care to the experiencer in moments of difficulty, pain and loss. Compassion - for ourselves and for others - allows us to meet the traumas and troubles inherent in the human condition with an open heart, an understanding mind, and a genuine willingness to act wisely to alleviate suffering.

This experiential daylong offers many practical tools to reduce judgment, resistance and strengthen sincere motivation to ease our own suffering and alleviate the pain and struggles of others. Meditations, inquiry, and discussion deepen our practice in ways that make compassion practice immediately useful, with lasting benefits.
Teachings are appropriate for meditators of all levels, as well as health care professionals. Continuing Education (CE) credit available. See below for more information.

Learning Objectives for participating health care professionals-
This workshop is designed to help you:.

  • List five benefits of self-compassion practice in terms of behavioral health.
  • Describe how the experience of “common humanity” supports compassion practice for both self and others.
  • Demonstrate how to teach the “Hand on the Heart” practice, for oneself and to others.
  • Describe how acceptance of experience, as it is in the moment, helps create conditions that lead to wise action in the next moments.
  • Implement practices of mindfulness and self-compassion that ease the struggle with the inner critic and self-esteem.
  • Describe how self-compassion practices, such as compassionate body scan and compassionate walking, help keep the heart open to feel compassion for others.

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