For most of us, treating others with compassion comes naturally. When we see someone suffering or in distress, our heart instinctively goes out to them. But what about when we are the ones suffering or in distress? How do we typically respond to our own pain? If you are like most people, that gentleness you display towards others is replaced with self-criticism and judgment. This, in turn, adds a second layer of pain.
In this gathering, you will learn:
- What it means to be Self-Compassionate
- What Blocks Self Compassion
- Tools to Cultivate Self Compassion
With awareness and practice, we can learn to treat ourselves with the same compassion we extend to others.
Next Event: Thursday, February 21, 2019.
Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/embracing-self-compassion-tickets-55317163124
Introduction to Mindfulness
The buzz around mindfulness is well deserved! People who practice it consistently know themselves better, connect more deeply with others, have less anxiety and depression, respond to life’s challenges more gracefully, and appreciate the gifts of presence. Mindfulness refines our quality of “being” as we tread through our experience of “doing.”
Shayna draws from her 14 years of dedicated Zen practice and regular meditation retreats to guide your learning. She will introduce you to the basic concepts and foundational practices of mindfulness and use guided meditations for experiential learning. No prior mindfulness or meditation experience necessary
Join Shayna on October 25, in Carlsbad, for the next Mindfulness Event
All Day Embracing the Middle Workshop
This intensive workshop is for you if you are in midlife, wanting greater self-awareness, open to questioning long-held beliefs and behaviors, and ready to courageously take steps toward a more fulfilling next stage of your life.
“Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we are supposed to be and embracing who we are.” Brene Brown
The next workshop will be held on December 2, 2018
Self Care and Compassion
Self Care Happens ON and BENEATH the Skin
Ruthi Swartzberg, Aesthetician and Owner of Oasis Day Spa and Shayna are teaming up to expertly and gently guide you to:
- Cultivate Compassionate Self Talk to Reduce Negativity
- Nurture You Skin to Enhance Self Confidence
- Apply Lovingkindness to Heal Your Body and Mind
- Understand What Your Skin Needs to Thrive
The evening will be held at the La Jolla Crossroads Clubhouse on November 15, 2018, from 5:30-7:30 pm.
This event is complimentary though registration of required for planning purposes.
We hope you join us for an evening of nurturing your skin and spirit.
To register, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/self-care-and-self-compassion-an-evening-of-nurturing-your-skin-and-spirit-tickets-50677476697
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. This is NOT what this evening is about. It’s about healing our own resentment in order to enable us to move on. Read More
“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” Lewis B. Smedes
Join us on September 24, 2018 for the Embracing Forgiveness From the Middle gathering!
Four Week Series
The holidays tend to be less about personal growth and more about waistline growth. January, however, is a different story. Most of us have a list of resolutions we start thinking about in December and typically forget about by February. Part of the reason they disappear so quickly is due to longstanding limiting beliefs or behaviors behind them. Making your New Year’s resolutions come to fruition is much easier when we uncover their behind-the-scene limitations with the support and contagious courage of a group.
In this 4-week series, we use both psychological and mindfulness tools to explore different aspects of our unique limiting beliefs and behaviors, with instructions on how to continue the process between gatherings. The gatherings also provide a safe, supportive space to ask questions and share experiences, learning edges, and challenges. It’s a perfect, motivating, and likely unique approach to a New Year. (Limited to 10 people).Note: The Gatherings are all on Thursdays with the exception of the second week, which meets on a Wednesday instead.
Embracing Our Bodies From the Middle
Body-rejecting beliefs such as “My thighs are too big,” “My boobs are too saggy” and, of course, “I’m fat!” often play like non-stop recordings in our head. What would it mean and feel like to actually accept and love our bodies in their entirety? Read More
“The boundary to what we can accept is the boundary to our freedom.” (author unknown)