CBCT® Compassion Training is Finally Here! *CEU's Available and issued from Emory University
Aug
15
to Oct 10

CBCT® Compassion Training is Finally Here! *CEU's Available and issued from Emory University

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From Aug. 15th, 2018-Oct. 10th, 2018 (* No Class the Week of Wed. Sept. 26th) See class schedule below.

** ATTENTION MHPs, Social Workers, Psychologists, Nurses, Medical and Mental Health Care Professional, Chaplains, Educators and others in need of Continued Education...

**20 CORE CEU CREDITS for MHPS are available and will be issued from Emory University--all others, please check with your licensing board to see how the CEU's will translate to you--most all boards give credit, but may apply as Contact Hours i.e. 1 Contact Hour = 10 hours of class. 

Location: SAMA Food For Balance 56 E. Andrews Dr NW, Atlanta 30305

Register Today for the Special Early Bird Pricing: $150.00

After June 1st: $200.00

Dates and schedule of class:

Aug. 15th 12:00-1:00pm Introduction

Aug. 22nd 12:00-1:00pm Module I and Nurturing Moment

Aug. 29th 12:00-1:00pm Module II

Sept. 5th 12:00-1:00pm Module III

Sept. 9th 11:00am-3:00pm Retreat I (*Mandatory for all participants receiving CE Credits) (**Optional for all other participants) ***Please note in check out when scheduling. 

Sept. 12th 12:00-1:00pm Module III

Sept. 19th 12:00-1:00pm Module IV

Sept. 26th NO CLASS

Oct. 3rd 12:00-1:00pm Module V

Oct. 10th 12:00-1:00pm Module VI

Oct. 14th 11:00am-3:00pm Retreat II (*Mandatory for all participants receiving CE Credits) (**Optional for all other participants)

Join me and Penny Clements (a seasoned practitioner of CBCT®) every Wednesday in this incredible teaching of meditative compassion training. It will be happening at the beautiful and delicious {SAMA} Food For Balance in Atlanta. Take a lunch break with your friends and head on over to {SAMA} for yummy and nutritious food, and an 8-week LUNCH & LEARN EXPERIENCE YOU WILL NOT FORET! Come to be Educated---Leave Inspired!

Expand Your Ability to Practice Compassion for Self and Others. In this 8 week CBCT® course you will learn Cognitively-Based Compassion Training. CBCT® is a method for cultivating greater well-being through the use of reflective meditation practices. Developed at Emory University by Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD, CBCT® fosters resiliency, improves relationships, and simply expands this universal human value in self and others. For peer-reviewed scientific research click here.

20 CE Credits are available. Two 4-hour mini retreats are available to all, but will be required for those wanting CE Credits. The mini retreats will be held at SAMA from 11a-3p on Sunday, Sept. 9th and 11a-3p on Sunday, Oct. 14th. 

* The two mini retreats are mandatory for those wanting CE Credits, and optional for all other participants. At registration check-out you can let us know what you decide. I hope for all to attend the additional retreats as they will allow you to dig a little deeper.  

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Class meets every Wednesday from 12:00pm-1:00pm Aug. 15th-Oct. 10th. We will not be meeting the week of Sept. 26th due to Fall Break. Mandatory attendance at the two mini retreats on Sept. 9th and Oct. 14th is required to receive CE CREDIT. The retreats are optional for all other participants. 

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"CBCT® is a cognitively-based compassion training that deliberately and systematically works to cultivate compassion. Through progressive exercises (beginning with the development of attentional stability and progressing through various analytical meditations), one gains insight into how one's attitudes and behaviors support or hinder compassionate response. The practice of CBCT intensifies the desire to help others, allowing compassion to become more natural and spontaneous in one's everyday life. It also helps increase personal resiliency by grounding one in realistic expectations of self and others."

CBCT® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training) is a method for cultivating greater well-being through the use of reflective practices.  Developed at Emory University in 2004 by Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD, CBCT is based on centuries-old techniques from the Indo-Tibetan tradition.  Negi drew from the lojong tradition, a set of meditative practices designed to bring about ‘thought transformation,’ to create this contemporary and secular method.

"Analytical mental exercises are used to progressively foster compassion through a process that begins with the stabilization of attention and awareness of mental activity.   With increased calmness of mind, the practitioner can cultivate a greater sense of closeness and connectedness with others, strengthening compassionate concern while avoiding related distress from empathic fatigue.

CBCT® offers tools to expand compassion toward wider and wider circles.  The practices support the growth of a number of mental states and behaviors valued across cultures, such as kindness, gratitude, generosity, and warm-heartedness.  The fundamental premise is that compassion is a trait that can be developed and expanded. This view is supported by contemporary science as well as by most spiritual traditions."

CBCT® includes mindfulness and then expands on it in a grand way to provide one with pragmatic skills to enhance ones relationships in your actual life. This is a great course to take to enhance and improve spousal relationships, work relationships, familial or systemic relationships and developing your unique self and over-all sense of happiness and well-being.

 

THE SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF COMPASSION

Interest in contemplative practice has burgeoned in recent years as scientists in diverse fields point out the significant role that other-centered behaviors appear to play in health and wellbeing. Primatologist Frans de Waal, for example, posits that the common perception of human nature as a self-centered drive for individual survival is largely distorted, if not altogether wrong. Rather, he suggests, the roots of empathy, compassion, and morality run deep in human evolutionary history. 

When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. But when we focus on others, our world expands. Our own problems drift to the periphery of the mind and so seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection - or compassionate action.- Dr. Daniel Goleman

Further, work in social neuroscience has shown that the perception of social isolation is a risk factor for poor cognitive performance and can lead to an increase in depressive thoughts. Taken together, this research suggests that practices that enhance our sense of connectivity with others—such as CBCT®—may have a positive impact on our physical and mental health. Emerging data from a variety of on-going studies is supporting this supposition.  

 

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No Drama Mama--Mindfulness for Mothers *8 CORE CE Credits for MHPs
Sep
21
8:30 AM08:30

No Drama Mama--Mindfulness for Mothers *8 CORE CE Credits for MHPs

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Investment: $199

Location: Santosha 896 Davis Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30327

Space is limited to first 12 participants! Secure your spot today!

 

 

 

This transformational workshop builds calm, confidence, kindness and connection. This intensive one-day workshop instills mindfulness stress reduction and compassion based strategies to help teach mothers how to navigate anxiety, depression, stress and feeling overwhelmed. Stabilizing secure attachment skills within our clients and the ones they care for. 

What is Included:

¤ Take Away Skills for Your Meditation Practice

¤ Practical Ways to Use Meditation in Your Everyday Life

¤ Soul Replenishing Breathing and Meditation Techniques

¤ An Inspiring Group of Powerful, Strong & Resilient Women

¤ Private Facebook Group to Stay Connected and Share Resources

¤ Lifetime Membership and Discounted Admission to Annual No Drama Mama Village Retreats and Events

What You Will Learn:

• How to Start a Meditation Practice (And The Tricks To Keeping It Up)

• What is Self-Care (It’s Not What You Think) and How Does Science Prove That It Is Mandatory In Our Life?

• The Science of Compassion

• Mind Traps & How to Work With Our Internal Dialogue & Scripts

• Perfectionism Is For The Birds, How To Give It Up Gracefully

• Our Transformation Into Resiliency and Vulnerability

• What To Do When Everything Falls Apart/How to Rupture & Repair

• How To Meet Our Children (And Other Relationships) From a Place of Strength & Calm

What People Are Saying About This Class:

“I really enjoyed the class. I have always been curious and intrigued by mindfulness. I wanted to learn more about it and how I could incorporate it into my daily life. Jen did a great job of teaching me the history, practices and ways to be more mindful. Her class notebook is amazing and provides a wealth of knowledge that I can always look back on anytime. The class made me realize how stressful life can be, but being more mindful helps bring a peace amongst the craziness! I would definitely recommend this class to friends. It was an awesome experience and kudos to Jen....she is the best!!”
“I enjoyed every single minute that I sat through the course. I loved the environment of respect and safety that was created. It felt like a sacred space. The time spent together definately flew by for me, I think there’s enough material to either add another session to the course or make each one of sessions a bit longer. Sometimes it felt a little rushed. I can’t wait to go through the material that was given to us during the summer. I’m hoping to find more references in the folder and be able to look into them closely and calmly for more growth and knowledge. I’m looking forward to more courses from you. I have found that they are one of the best gifts I can give to myself ;) Thank you! Have a lovely summer!”
“Parenting is not easy to say the least. We all struggle at times to find moments of peace. I took this insightful class “No Mama Drama” hosted by my friend Jennifer Chase Finch. She is amazingly knowledgeable about sharing techniques on how to be mindful and find peace in the crazy things life throws your way. ”
“Awesome!”
“To all my mama friends in the Atlanta area, I highly recommend that you check out, and try to find the time on your schedules to take a very insightful workshop called “No Drama Mama”, offered by the very wise and knowledgable Jennifer Chase Finch I took the workshop in the spring and loved every minute of it. Jennifer creates a space filled with respect and safety -that felt almost sacred to me- where we moms could talk about our most challenging experiences as parents and how to move through those challenges without beating ourselves up and creating dignity and less suffering for everyone. The workshop was a wonderful gift of self-care I gave to myself and the teachings I received have become more entrenched in my daily life.”

 

 

 

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Mindfulness for Middle Schoolers--8-week course **BEFORE SCHOOL
Oct
1
to Nov 26

Mindfulness for Middle Schoolers--8-week course **BEFORE SCHOOL

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Investment: $200

8-week Course

Mondays 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Starting October 1st, 2018 to Nov. 26th **No Class Nov. 19th

Location: Be Here Now Mindfulness, LLC at ParkAire Consultants

4939 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA 30068

Limited to spots to first 12 that register!

Secure your spot today!

 

Announcing the first ever BEFORE SCHOOL Mindfulness for Middle Schoolers!

Kids are busy! The last thing anyone needs is one more thing to do.....especially after school or on weekends. After numerous people reached out to me to help them with their teen/pre-teen with mindfulness skills, I have decided to craft a before school course. Kids need mindfulness now more than ever. Taking a class before school will help them reduce anxiety and stress and set their minds in a calm space before their day begins. This program has been shown to help reduce test anxiety, stress, depression; and increase performance, focus and attention. 

 

Mindfulness for Middle Schoolers is a 8-week course that uses the .b, curriculum from The Mindfulness in Schools Project. Pronounced (dot-be) which stands for 'stop and be' is a simple practice at the heart of this course for ages 12-18. Each .b lesson is expertly crafted for teaching distinct mindfulness skills. The .b materials are colorful, engaging and designed to engage even the most skeptical of young minds. 

.b aims to help young people:

  • To experience greater well-being (e.g. feel happier, calmer, more fulfilled)
  • To fulfil their potential and pursue their own goals e.g. be more creative, more relaxed, academically, personally
  • To improve their concentration and focus, in classes, in exams and tests, on the sports field, when playing games, when paying attention and listening to others
  • To work with difficult mental states such as depressive, ruminative and anxious thoughts and low moods
  • To cope with the everyday stresses and strains of adolescent life such as exams, relationships, sleep problems, family issues

To learn more about .b and Mindfulness in Schools you can go to: https://mindfulnessinschools.org

 

 

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Introduction to Mindfulness --Individual One-to-One Online Course
Dec
1
to Nov 30

Introduction to Mindfulness --Individual One-to-One Online Course

This class is currently being offered online as an individual one-to-one session. (2 hours)

Investment: $100.00

Please contact us directly at 678-428-2730 or e-mail us here to schedule. 

No matter what your experience in mindfulness meditation is, this is a great class to start a meditation practice, and a great refresher to tenured meditators. This is a two hour long individualized course. You will learn what mindfulness is (and what it is NOT), discover meditation practices for working with your thoughts and calming yourself down, and managing your stress and emotions. Start where you are. Developing a meditation practice is the beginning of self-mastery. Offered Only Online

Skills learned in this class:

• relaxation through body awareness and related practices

• breathing and breath awareness to release tension and stress

• mindfulness techniques to promote a calmer mind and emotional literacy

• cognitive strategies to reduce compulsive and ruminating worry and anxiety

 

To check availability and schedule please contact us here or call 678-428-2730

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Bring Mindfulness to Your School, Work, Mom's Group etc. Schedule a FREE Educational Talk
Dec
1
to Aug 1

Bring Mindfulness to Your School, Work, Mom's Group etc. Schedule a FREE Educational Talk

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Bring Mindfulness to Your School, Work, Mom's Group, Soccer Team, Garden Club etc...Inform other Parents and Educators about Mindfulness and Compassion Training with a FREE Educational Talk

1 hour

If you are interested in bringing a mindfulness program to your school, place of work, or wherever you would like to gather with a group of friends, please contact Be Here Now to schedule a free public speaking engagement. Be Here Now offers many courses to adults, an 8-week Cognitively-Based Compassion Training Course, an 8-week program for children and parents ages 5 and up; as well as a 10-week curriculum for teens. You can learn more about the .b Mindfulness in Schools Project 10-week curriculum for teens here. You can learn more about Compassion Training (CBCT) hereIf you would like to inform your staff or parents about mindfulness and compassion training, please contact me to schedule a FREE educational talk. 

 

For more information or to schedule please e-mail us here or call 678-428-2730

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Individual Mindfulness & Compassion Mentoring
Dec
1
to Nov 30

Individual Mindfulness & Compassion Mentoring

For more information or to schedule please e-mail us here or call 678-428-2730

I am now booking private, one-to-one training sessions. This is not psychotherapy, this is mindfulness and compassion training. Sessions are geared to cultivate and develop life skills that are essential to a sustained sense of well-being. We work collaboratively to enhance your meditative practice and assess what is out of balance in your life, define your core values and we take inventory of your life skills to determine in what areas you need to develop in order to implement your plan using meditation as your tool. Individual sessions can help with:

* Anxiety/depression * Stress * Relationship Issues * Psychospiritual Development * Reduction of Physical or Emotional Distress * Elevation of Physical or Emotional Fulfillment * Deeper Insight * Positive Behavioral Change * A Spirit of Love and Self-Compassion Toward Self and Others

Individual Sessions are 1 hour                                                                                   Fee: $150.00                                                                                                                                      

Please email here or call 678-428-2730 to schedule. 

Location Marietta, GA. If you do not reside in the Atlanta area, other arrangements can be made available on-line. 

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Kintsugi: Turning Your Wounds Into Wisdom/Yoga Retreat
Jan
12
10:00 AM10:00

Kintsugi: Turning Your Wounds Into Wisdom/Yoga Retreat

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This exclusive event will be January 12th, 2019 10:00am to 6:00pm at the beautiful Santosha Yoga Studio in Sandy Springs!

We are limiting spots to the first 12 that register!

Registration will open soon, but if you have interest and would like to be placed on the wait list, please reach out to me here: 

Santosha

896 Davis Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30327

Amanda, owner and founder of Santosha is partnering with me to offer a rare event of Kintsugi, mindfulness and somatic healing with yoga, to give you a whole body experience of self-compassion, forgiveness, and healing our inner brokenness. 

Kintsugi is an ancient Japanese art of mending and repairing the broken pieces of objects with gold. The flaw is seen as a unique piece of the object's history, which adds to its beauty, strength and wisdom. 

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Inward Bound for Kids ages 5-10 Mindfulness & Compassion
Jul
25
1:00 PM13:00

Inward Bound for Kids ages 5-10 Mindfulness & Compassion

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Please Schedule Ahead This is not a drop in program.

$50 scheduled rate

Multiple dates and times are available. Please see schedule on sign up page here. 

Thursday, June 28th 9a-12p SOLD OUT

Thursday, June 28th 1p-4p SOLD OUT

Still have some availability for Tuesday, June 26th 9a-12p; and Wednesday, June 27th 9a-12p; July dates are available. Please register early to hold your spot, space is limited. 

All events will be held at: Gathered & Grounded-- 533 W. Howard Ave. Decatur, Ga 30030

Kids will learn basic mindfulness and compassion skills. When we invite more compassion into our lives it's good for all starting at a young age. It allows kids to learn more about themselves and how they react to their realities. Exploring stillness and kindness in playful and engaging exercises that your kid will love. 

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Compassion 2 hour workshop at Gathered and Grounded
Jul
10
6:30 PM18:30

Compassion 2 hour workshop at Gathered and Grounded

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Investment: $20

This workshop will be offered this summer at three different dates and times:

May 16th, 2018 7:00p-9:00p SOLD OUT

June 7th, 2018 10:00a-12:00a SOLD OUT

July 10th, 2018 6:30p-8:30p

We hope you can join us for at least one of these dates/times.

All events will be held at the new Gathered & Grounded in Decatur 533 W. Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

 

Compassion is needed now more than ever. I think many of us feel this way. We are now aware more than ever of global suffering and that can feel overwhelming. We are more connected than we ever have been, but not in a compassionate way which leaves us feeling socially disconnected with rising rates of loneliness and anxiety. We desperately need the courage and the energy and the hope that compassion can provide. 

 

 

For the sake of compassion itself, come see how you can learn to help. Consciously choose compassion and register today for this 2 hour class. Go to: www.gatheredandgrounded.com

 

In this experiential class we will focus on:

 

* Compassion is always a possibility, but it can also be sometimes really hard to access. What blocks it?

* A neuro-scientific overview of what is happening in our bodies and brains when we train   in compassion

* What gets in the way of compassion and how to dissolve those barriers

* Explore the many dimensions of compassion and how it can directly benefit us and impact our loved ones immediately

* Why compassion is so powerful

* Learn contemplative meditation techniques to allow our body and brain to access compassion more readily

 

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Will Compassion Be Missing From the Story of Your Life? A FREE one-hour talk.
Jul
10
9:00 AM09:00

Will Compassion Be Missing From the Story of Your Life? A FREE one-hour talk.

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Tuesday, July 10th 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Whole Foods/East Cobb: Will Compassion Be Missing from the Story of Your Life?

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO COMPASSION?

Last year we witnessed, 

A young man killing a young woman by using his car to run down a crowd protesting against bigotry and injustice.

A pastor shutting his church doors and turning away people needing shelter after the destruction of Hurricane Harvey.

Do we still believe in compassion, basic goodness, optimism, over all care, health and well-being of our communities? Does this leave you wondering like me, what in the world has happened to compassion?

DO YOU WANT TO CONTINUE DOWN THIS PATH AND GO DOWN LIKE THAT? OR WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP AND MAKE LASTING CHANGE IN THE STATE OF OUR WORLD?

Compassion training is a skill that needs to be practiced, understood, and applied. It is actually a very complex mental state and our "un-trained" brains can hijack the compassionate process at any moment. 

CBCT® Cognitive Behavioral Compassion Training can help us rediscover our purpose in life. Do you want to leave a legacy that never once leaves a doubt about how compassionate you were?

CBCT® will help you do just that. CBCT® is a structured sequence of meditation exercises designed to strengthen mental stability, deepen awareness and understanding of thoughts and emotions, and support the growth of our inherent capacity to care for others. The aim of the practice is to generate and sustain a robust, inclusive, and warm-hearted responsiveness, while protecting ourselves from the side effects of empathic distress, burn-out, fatigue, secondary trauma and shut-down immobility responses. It restores dynamic equilibrium where we can train in relaxed alertness. From this place of stability and a brain that is in-check, we can extend compassion not only to ourselves but to all others, especially those whom we love and care for. 

So the question for you is…

WILL COMPASSION BE MISSING FROM THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE?

One of these days you and I will no longer be here. When we are gone people are going to talk about us. What do you want them to be able to say about you?

How will you ensure they will say, amongst other things, that you were compassionate? That you did your complete best and all that you could to love your neighbors, open your heart and be kind. 

That is what I will be discussing in this FREE one-hour talk.

 Be our hope for humanity.

SPACE IS LIMITED SO PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SEAT HERE. 

 

 

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What is Mindfulness? Growing Mindful FREE 1-hour Talk
Jul
2
9:00 AM09:00

What is Mindfulness? Growing Mindful FREE 1-hour Talk

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Investment: FREE

Event date and time: Monday, July 2nd at 9:00a.m. to 10:00a.m.

Where: Whole Foods/East Cobb 1311 Johnson Ferry Rd. Marietta, GA 30068

Limited spaces so please REGISTER HERE TO HOLD YOUR SPOT.  

 

Whether you've never tried mindfulness or you have a daily practice, come hear licensed psycho-therapist and certified mindfulness instructor, Jennifer Finch, talk on mindfulness and its researched based benefits for you and your loved ones. You do not need to be a parent to attend. Jennifer will be addressing why she believes whole-heartedly that mindfulness instruction should be mandatory for our kids today, and how it can easily be integrated into our daily lives. Join us for this one- hour talk of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, increased focus, body awareness and inner care. Jennifer's work is based on scientifically proven methods that are very effective in helping with many stress-related issues. 

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Beginning Mindfulness for Kids (ages 5-10)
Jun
4
to Jun 25

Beginning Mindfulness for Kids (ages 5-10)

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Session One: June 4-6 9:00a to 12:00p

Session Two: June 18-20 9:00a to 12:00p

Investment: $150

Location: East Cobb/Marietta 850 Indian Hills Pkwy, Marietta, GA 20068

This course offers simple, playful ways to introduce kids to the basics of mindfulness.  Mindfulness is nothing other than present-moment awareness, an open and friendly willingness to understand what is going on in and around you.  When children learn to be mindfully present, they’ll have the tools they need to deal with stress, sleep better at night, improve concentration, increase self-confidence, creativity, and compassion.  And above all, they learn to be kind, to themselves and others.  They become familiar with their inner-world, without having to make any immediate judgments about what they (or others) think, feel or experience.  They learn to deal with calm and turmoil when these emotions present themselves.  An “un-stressed” mind learns better, finds different solutions for the same problems, reacts less impulsively from automatic pilot, and can handle difficult emotions throughout a lifetime.

         Studies have demonstrated that children who have done, or are doing mindfulness, deal    differently with stressful situations and are better able to empathize with others.  They make different choices in conflict situations: more conscious and from a place of calm. Mindfulness   is good for children’s developing brains.  So why not support this wholeheartedly?  Put your child at the forefront of a rapidly growing movement to give mindfulness a permanent    place in the 21st century school curriculum.  It’s something every child deserves.

If you are interested go to CLASSES to learn more or register your child for a class or summer camp.

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Kintsugi & Self-CompassionWorkshop: Turning Your Wounds Into Wisdom
May
10
6:30 PM18:30

Kintsugi & Self-CompassionWorkshop: Turning Your Wounds Into Wisdom

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Investment:

Early Bird and VIP Registration: $65

After April 28th, 2018: $80

Location: Gathered & Grounded 533 W. Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

What if you could go on a 3 hour retreat with a psychologist who would spend three hours offering you tools to unlock the unlimited potential inside of you. Pushing past the stuckness and the reactionary habitual patterns, freeing the insight of your creativity and cultivating the felt sense of inner peace and purpose. This workshop and @beherenowwithjen has got you covered.

Space is limited to the first 18 people to sign up! This is a one of a kind intimate mindfulness workshop that you will not want to miss! REGISTRATION EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT CLOSES NEXT WEEK! Register today at www.beherenowmindfulness.com 

 

 

We all get broken in one way or another in this life. It's an unavoidable part of living. In this workshop we will explore mindful ways of repairing our broken pieces with gold using the centuries-old Japanese art of Kintsugi.

When a bowl, teapot or precious vase falls and breaks into a thousand pieces, we throw them away angrily and regretfully. Yet there is an alternative, a Japanese practice that highlights and enhances the breaks thus adding value to the broken object. It’s called kintsugi (金継ぎ). Literally it means: golden (“kin”) and repair (“tsugi”).

By repairing broken ceramics it’s possible to give a new lease of life to pottery that becomes even more refined thanks to its “scars”. The Japanese art of kintsugi teaches that broken, flawed objects are not something to hide but to display with pride. The scars become what to exhibit, making us stronger and more beautiful than before. 

With this contemplative art, we can learn a healing way of making the tears and the pain become the source of joy and growth. We cannot choose when or how adversity and trials will come, but we can choose how to use them to get our life in line with a larger purpose for which we were meant to live out. 

With this technique it’s possible to create true and always different works of art, each with its own story and beauty, thanks to the unique cracks formed when the object breaks, as if they were wounds that leave different marks on each of us.

Mindfulness and making art with our hands are tools that used in combination can befriend and bring healing to difficult emotions. Through artful creation of putting the broken pieces back together to make something even more beautiful all while accessing the inner still place of peacefulness that is always there, will create stability, resiliency, confidence and strength in your forward vision for yourself.

Please join me in this workshop so that together, we can find out how to turn brokenness into a living miracle of inner healing, by placing it in our own capable hands with renewed strength, clarity and wisdom. 

Workshop includes light snacks and all materials. You may bring your own additional food and/or drink if you choose.                                                                                                                               Click here to schedule.

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Awakening Compassion Day Retreat
Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

Awakening Compassion Day Retreat

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To teach love and compassion, we need to BE love and compassion. How do we do this? 

Investment: $180.00

To Register, please go to this link at Santosha Yoga Studio's scheduling page. Be sure to click on the bold date on the calendar once you click the link. It will take you to the completion of the registration. 

Retreat for a Day with Jennifer Finch, M.A.,LPC, NBCC, and Amanda Trevelino, C-IAYT, RYT500 for a nurturing exploration of self love using somatic psychology, neuroscience and yoga. We'll discover what makes compassion powerful—and how you can cultivate it in your life. We will introduce you to a comprehensive framework that integrates our bodies through accessible yoga led by Amanda, and our minds through analytical meditation shaped by current research, social-emotional learning, mindfulness, and eastern influenced psychology. This approach aims to support you in whole body/mind self care and give you a rejuvenated sense of ownership of self to enter into the transformative season of spring. 

Jennifer is a licensed psycho-therapist and a Certified Meditation, Mindfulness & Compassion Instructor with a mind for science and a heart for positive change. She is passionate about bridging universal wisdom of meditation and mindfulness with today's research, neuroscience and psychology to share the art of thriving with those seeking it. Amanda leads experiences to embody self-discovery.

$180 includes light vegetarian lunch. During this eight hour experience, all mats props, water and tea service will be provided. You have an option to spend your lunch hour at nearby hiking trails, or picnic by the pool.

For more about Jenn see: www.beherenowmindfullness.com.
For more about Amanda see: www.santosha-studio.com

 

To Register, please go to this link at Santosha Yoga Studio's scheduling page.

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Mindful Photography
Apr
2
to Jun 2

Mindful Photography

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Mindful Photography workshops are intensive and experiential. In this 2 hour class, you will learn how to intuitively use your camera and enhance the fun ability to see, capture, inspire, and embody the natural beauty that exists and surrounds us everyday. You will begin to notice what was previously unnoticed. Through the use of mindfulness techniques you will enhance an awakened sense of connection to the world's beauty and discover the unseen; noticing the cracks in the sidewalks where the flowers grow. Open to your creative side and use your camera as a powerful vehicle for self discovery. See the effortless beauty around you and use your camera  as an extended expression of your eye, mind and heart.

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