Embrace The Middle Half Day Workshops
Half day workshops are specifically for individual topics, such as Forgiveness, which cannot be sufficiently addressed in a 2-hour format. The additional time allows for more depth and breadth and integration of the concepts.
Embracing Forgiveness From the Middle
Most people think of Forgiveness as a dramatic moment when one or both people decide to forgive a past transgression and make amends. In the movie version, the scenario includes tears, hugs, and apologies. This is NOT what this evening is about. In fact, it has nothing to do with the other person. This gathering is about practicing with healing our own resentment to the offending person - the resentment that blocks our growth and limits our joy. Forgiveness does not require that we accept or condone the behavior or necessarily interact with the other person again. But, by not forgiving the person, and hanging onto anger and blame, we continue to punish ourselves and remain frozen in time. This gathering is about guiding you to explore forgiveness from a different, more gentle angle, within a supportive space.
Embracing Our Protections From The Middle
Our ego is designed to protect us. It doesn’t like us to feel insecure, out of control, or vulnerable. As a way of protecting ourselves, we develop strategies and go-to behaviors that pop up instantly when we feel emotionally threatened. These instinctual reactions – withdrawal, busyness, blaming, overeating, overworking, etc, – aren’t bad or wrong, but they are almost always a form of protection. They protect us from our vulnerability.
The painful irony is that while these behaviors and reactions are intended to shield us from pain, they also remove our vulnerability. And below that vulnerability is our true selves and power. In this supportive gathering, Shayna will help you uncover your individual protections, what purpose they serve, and help you identify more life affirming behaviors.