Mindfulness and Self Compassion Day with Glenda O’Sullivan
In this full day workshop on Sunday 31st July, we will be using Compassionate Communication tools along with some mindfulness skills to explore some of the ways we are habitually unkind to ourselves.
We often hold on to shame, guilt, anger and fear in ways that stop the flow of nourishing self compassion. We will be looking at ways to face and feel these feelings and then connect them to our life giving, universal human needs. We can then move forward caring for ourselves in a truly compassionate way.
You do not need a background in mindfulness or compassionate communication to attend this workshop, and if you do have some awareness of these practices, that will be great as well.
The day starts at 9.30am and finishes at 4.30pm. The cost is $95 or $80 for concession. It will be held at my home (339 Palmwoods Montville Road about 4kms from the centre of Palmwoods).
Please ring me for further details or bookings on 0405210251.
Embracing conflict may seem a far fetched idea, because many of us avoid conflict as often as possible. Most of us have never learned the skills to communicate conflicting perspectives in a constructive, cooperative or compassionate way, so we can feel overwhelmed and unsettled in conflict situations. Because conflict can become very uncomfortable and even heated, it often seems safer to side step it, rather than face it.
The problem with avoidance is that bad feelings and different perspectives don’t just go away. They can simmer beneath the surface and can ooze out, even when we are trying to keep them in check. Conflict can also raise its head in a particularly ugly way if we are tired, stressed or overwhelmed.
Since I have been studying NVC (Non Violent Communication) also known as Compassionate Communication, I have been looking at conflict in a different way. I am not quite so scared of it any more. I am beginning to see that conflict gives us all an opportunity to see things from different perspectives and to understand someone else’s needs and concerns.
It is not easy to wade into the waters of disagreement, but with new strategies and skills and insight it is doable. Also there is much to learn about ourselves and others if we do. If you are interested and want to know more please send me an email and we can chat.
The main details for the day are below.
WHERE: “the orchard” 339 Palmwoods Montville Road : about 4 kms from the centre of Palmwoods
WHEN: Sunday February 28th 9.30am–5.00pm
WHO: 18 years plus: no experience in compassionate communication necessary, but if you do have experience, this workshop is still very valuable
COST: $95.00 (or $80.00 Concession)