Fierce Compassion: A Daylong Workshop for Women
June 23 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Join ICD Teacher Beth Mulligan for this 6 hour retreat-style workshop where 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 forus with consciousness and purpose.
The day will include guided meditations and experiential- interactive exercises, short talks and mindful movement. Please bring your lunch.Register
Beth Mulligan 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 former Guiding teacher at Insight Community of the Desert.
Cost: The registration fee for this event is $45. This fee is shared with the teacher, however does not mean the costs of the event or the teachings are fully covered. A dana (voluntary donations) may be made at the event, and we encourage you to offer as much support of generosity as you are able. Please know that our policy is that no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. There is a sliding scale and you may contact the event coordinator if you need a full scholarship.