In this 6 hour retreat-style workshop we’ll explore what it means to have a “Strong back and a soft front” in other words what might it look like to go through the world with an open heart and strong clear boundaries?
Vulnerability researcher, Social Worker and best selling author Brene Brown says, “The most compassionate people I know have the clearest boundaries.”
With Compassionate Awareness (mindfulness) in the forefront of our day together, we’ll practice the well researched exercises from the Mindful Self-Compassion program developed by Kristin Neff PhD and Chris Germer PhD. We’ll see how connecting with self kindness, and common humanity helps us stay true to our deepest values, and we’ll explore ways to work with strong emotions with wisdom and compassion, seeing how our feelings can actually work for us with consciousness and purpose.
The day will include guided meditations and experiential- interactive exercises, short talks and mindful movement.
Please bring your lunch.
Instructor: Beth Mulligan, Guiding Teacher at Insight Community of the Desert
Beth Mulligan, PA-C is a certified Mindful Self Compassion Teacher and international teacher trainer. She was in the first group to be invited to MSC teacher training, and has been teaching MSC with great passion and enthusiasm ever since, at the UC Irvine Center for Integrative Medicine and Insight LA as well as providing workshops for professional caregivers. Beth is also a certified MBSR teacher and teacher trainer, and adjunct faculty for the UMASS Center for Mindfulness. She has been teaching MBSR for over a decade to diverse populations; from the critically ill, to non-profit organizations, the underserved, educators, and corporate leaders. Beth has a background in primary care medicine as a Board Certified Physician Assistant and has practiced medicine for over 25 years. She is a senior student of Roshi Charles Tenshin Fletcher at Yokoji Zen Center where she has lived in residence, and is the Guiding Dharma teacher at Insight Community of the Desert.