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MEMBERS ONLY: Cultivating Sustainable Compassion
June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
As we find ourselves living in world changed by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is natural to feel anxiety, fear, and loss. This is simply part of being human. Additionally, as women, we are often not only navigating our own difficulties but serving as a refuge and comfort for others, especially those we love. As we face these challenges, it is easy to experience overwhelm and burnout.
However, there is good news. Recent research shows that compassion can become a superhero power, giving us the courage, clarity, and strength to be with suffering and respond skillfully. In fact, our capacity for compassion is not only a natural instinct, but a skill which can be deliberately trained and strengthened like a muscle. Studies also show that having compassion for ourselves and others can be protective and restorative.
This workshop will explore cultivating sustainable compassion. Participants will:
- Learn a little bit about the science of compassion
- Try out a brief compassion meditation
- Participate in a compassion-focused exercise
- Receive a list of resources to learn more about cultivating compassion
Laura Banks is a Certified Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) Instructor, dual-certified by Compassion Institute and Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE). While raising a family around the world, she has witnessed how meeting the challenges of life with compassion can greatly reduce suffering and transform the very things people thought would break them into the most resilient and beautiful parts of who they are. This powerful combination of training and personal experience shape Laura’s commitment to strengthen her own and others’ capacity to thrive and find meaning throughout life, especially through the cultivation of compassion.