Research shows self-compassion to be a powerful way to achieve emotional well-being and contentment in our lives. It can provide an island of calm, a refuge from the stormy seas of endless positive and negative self-judgments. By tapping into our inner wellsprings of kindness, acknowledging the shared nature of our imperfect human condition, we can start to feel more secure, accepted, and alive. ~ Kristin Neff
Dr. Michael LaValle and I are offering an 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion course on Monday nights beginning September 11, 2017. Course activities include meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. The goal is for participants to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life. MSC is a training program that emphasizes strengthening the capacity to be aware (mindfulness) and building emotional resources (self-compassion). Positive change occurs as we develop the capacity to be with ourselves in a kinder, more compassionate way. Come join us! It's easier than you think!
And if you'd be interested in a Thursday morning class beginning on September 21st, let me know!
All of you who know me, and know my story, know the toll my Army deployment and subsequent career as a cross-trained police officer and firefighter took on my mental, physical and emotional health. My journey of healing and self-discovery is what led me to become a certified meditation and mindfulness instructor.
I was a little over half way through an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course, led by Dr. Michael LaValle in Dallas, TX when I had the startling realization that "Cops need to know about this &%@#!" Mindfulness and my newfound daily meditation practice were transforming me from the inside out. I didn't really know what an "intention" was at that time, but I remember having a deep knowing and a budding sense of purpose, hopeful I could find a way to share these tools with my brothers and sisters in blue and with my fellow smoke eaters!
So here I am...humble and grateful to be a part of this amazing team...teaching cops to meditate!
How Chronic Stress Affects Your Brain
Chronic stress can take a huge toll on our physical and mental wellbeing. The impact can be devastating. If you've been putting off doing something about the chronic stress in your life, I have a prescription for you. Watch this 4-minute video and call me in the morning! Hint: This has something to do with learning to meditate!
My Soul is simply me.