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Tending Relationships with a Mindful Heart (Bellingham Workshop) - Sunday afternoon

  • 18 Aug 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Bellingham YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N Forest St., Bellingham WA 98225
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You may register just yourself or yourself and a partner.
Note that registration payment is per individual.
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Mindful Relationships Workshop


      Neuroscience has proven what people intuitively know — human beings need connection: we’re neurologically wired for it and psychologically dependent on it to thrive. This innate need and capacity requires early, consistent experiences with attuned and secure parents in order to develop. Research tells us, however, that 45% of all adults in the U.S. have not experienced the kind of parenting that provides the foundation for the neurological patterning of lifelong feelings of safety, security, and well-being, the underpinnings of healthy adult relationships.    

    BUT THERE IS GOOD NEWS. Recent neuroscience has also discovered that we can build new neural pathways, ones which lead to stable, meaningful, and happy relationships.  The skills which reflect this re-patterning are the same characteristics of people who experienced healthy, attuned childhood relationships and are present in people who practice mindfulness. These skills include:

  • Management of the body’s reactions
  • Regulation of fear reactivity
  • Emotional resilience
  • Response flexibility
  • Insight (self knowing)
  • Empathy and attunement - within self and with others
  • Perspective shift from “me” to “we”

Course Details

In this class, we explore these fundamentals of how to improve relationships with others - at home or at work - through mindful awareness and an open heart:

  • What it means to have a Mindful Heart
  • Getting to the root of relationship patterns such as blame, defensiveness, avoiding conflict, and shutting down 
  • Letting go of unhelpful narratives about ourselves, our partner, and our relationships
  • 6 mindfulness practices that nourish and sustain relationships
  • Practical benefits of mindfulness in relationships

Also Included:

  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practice
  • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
  • Group dialogue and small group exercises
  • Guided audio files for home practice
  • A handout with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness


Instructors: Richard and Teresa Johnson

Cost: $30 - $60 Sliding Scale Tuition. Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

Registration:
   
REGISTER ONLINE or register by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.


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