Compassion and Mindfulness, the next step:
Setting strong, compassionate boundaries
Drop-in begins November 15
Wednesdays, 11 am to 12:30 pm Pacific Time
“If a herd of cattle is stampeding toward you, it’s not the time for self-acceptance, it’s time for action.” — Dr. Kristin Neff
Self-compassion is often thought of as cultivating tenderness, loving-kindness, a warm-hearted inner ally that is always there when we need it. But sometimes the friend we need is one who can say "No!". An inner ally who can set a clear and fierce boundary, who can say "Enough!".
We can cultivate this part of ourselves that can meet this moment with the kind of energy and power that is called for in so many situations.
For many of us, setting these clear, compassionate boundaries, is the hardest work there is. Many of us are used to acquiescing, collapsing, thinking we are being flexible and equanimous when actually, we are being confronted with how difficult it is to set limits. This kind of compassion, what Kristin Neff calls "mama bear compassion" will be the focus of our drop-in classes.
We will cultivate our center, inner strength, our courage, our resilience, and the possibility of turning toward justice.
This workshop is experiential. We will use meditation, qigong, writing and reflecting. We will work in large and small groups formats.
Cost: FREE sponsored by the Alta Bates Comprehensive Cancer Center
For more information call or email Maura at 510 652-0560 or email@example.com
Space is limited to 12