10am to 4pm, Saturday, May 22, 2010
In the McFarlin Chapel at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 2 Westford Street, Chelmsford
Self-compassion is the ground of emotional healing. It involves generating kindness and respect toward ourselves as imperfect humans, and learning to be present with the inevitable struggles of life with greater ease. This workshop will provide simple tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way whenever we suffer, fail, or feel inadequate. We all want to avoid pain, but letting it in—and responding compassionately to our own imperfections without judgment or self-blame—are essential steps toward living happier, more fulfilling lives.
Christopher Germer, PhD, is Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School, and a faculty member of the Institute for Meditation & Psychotherapy. He co-directs the annual Harvard Medical School conference on meditation and psychotherapy, and speaks internationally on clinical applications of mindfulness and self-compassion. Dr. Germer is the author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion and co-editor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy.
This event is appropriate for beginners and experienced meditators alike. Participants should bring their own lunch and meditation cushions or benches as desired; chairs will be available. The workshop will take place in the Chapel from 10am to 4pm, followed by tea in the Alliance Parlor.
The workshop is freely offered, however donations to support the teacher and church are welcome.
To RSVP or for more information please contact Brenda Rogers: firstname.lastname@example.org