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Kintsugi & Self-CompassionWorkshop: Turning Your Wounds Into Wisdom

  • Gathered & Grounded 533 West Howard Avenue Decatur, GA, 30030 United States (map)


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 



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.