Resources for Recovering Resilience: Fall 2014 Offerings in Bouncing Back on the West Coast

Please join me if you can, and spread the word if you can, about two very special daylongs on Bouncing Back:

California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, CA
Saturday, November 1, 2014

Brain Care is Self Care

When we tap the innate neuroplasticity of the brain to reduce stress, regain our equilibrium, and restore perspective and resilience, we can avoid compassion fatigue and burnout and recover the rejuvenating creativity and flow of our work.

In this experiential daylong workshop, you will learn empirically validated techniques to calm down the nervous system, take self-compassion breaks, come to clarity and discernment in decision making, heal toxic shame, retire the inner critic, and revive a sense of competency and connection with others. You’ll leave with a self-help toolkit to create new neural flexibility in your brain and a fresh sense of well-being and flourishing.

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Insight LA
Santa Monica, CA
Saturday, November 8, 2014

Shift Happens: Mindfulness and Compassion, Powerful Agents of Brain Change and Spiritual Transformation

Mindfulness and compassion practices are among the most powerful agents of brain change known to modern science. We can learn to wisely use Buddhist contemplative practices and tools from modern relational psychology to harness the innate neuroplasticity of the brain to reduce the impacts of stress and trauma, deepen our self-compassion and self-awareness, learn new and creative ways to navigate the twists and turns of life with more calm, courage, and flexibility, and deepen the wise effort that leads to inner peace, equanimity, and well-being.