Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mindfulness. Self-Compassion Course.

Cricket, Christy and I are having so much fun teaching our Self-Compassion & Mindfulness Course. A teaser from Kristin Neff's book - So, why is self-compassion a more effective motivator than self-criticism? Because its driving force is love not fear. Love allows us to feel confident and secure (in part by pumping up our oxytocin), while fear makes us feel insecure and jittery (sending our amygdala into overdrive and flooding our systems with cortisol).

Cricket has such a loving heart. It reminds me of another quote in our Dr. Neff's book: When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it's bottomless, that it doesn't have any resolution, that this heart is huge, vast, and limitless. You begin to discover how much warmth and gentleness is there, as well as how much space. Pema Chodron, Start Where you Are
Our next course will begin Thursday, October 6th, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM at Resilient Solutions, Inc. in Bountiful.  Call Becky at 801.259.3883 or Christy at 801.243.4959 for more information. 

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