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Regenerative Connections™ Series (Workshop 2): Patterns that Connect and Disconnect

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Tara Bennett-Goleman and Daniel Goleman Present Patterns that Connect and Disconnect

September 28 & 29 (tw0-day workshop)

We invite you to join us as we explore ways ancient wisdom and modern psychology regenerates connections of all kinds.

Our emotional habits can connect us or keep us at a distance from ourselves and others. When these habits activate we react to symbolic threats as though they were real – e.g., the fear of abandonment triggers exaggerated fearfulness and thoughts of losing someone. Even if they may not make rational sense, these patterns have an emotional reality; understanding them can yield insights in our own and others’ vulnerabilities and help us respond with empathy, understanding, and caring.

When we believe their skewed messages these habits can shape how we think, feel, act and relate. We can become aware of these learned emotional habits and their expression, such as clinging or avoidance. When they act as invisible lenses, they distort our view rather than letting us see ourselves and each other as we genuinely are.

Reparative interventions from ancient wisdom traditions and modern psychology can allow for insight and connection rather than confusion and reactivity.

Regenerative qualities, including insight, equanimity and a warm and caring heart, can lead us to an inner calm and wiser perspective, even as we sense the signals of these emotional habits. We can embrace underlying unsettling feelings with care, kindness, and a non-judgmental awareness that can help to free our minds and hearts.

In addition to modern and ancient psychologies we will draw on findings from neuroscience, in a combination of lecture, discussion and experiences.

These include mapping these learned emotional habits and ways to sense their activation, calm our reactivity, and repatterning for healthier responses.

In Workshop 2 We Will Learn To:

 Widen the gap between emotional impulse and action, to make wiser choices

 Transform emotional patterns that separate into ones that connect

 Increase clarity and empathic understanding

 Allow for transformative insights into our habits of mind and heart.

Learn more and register HERE.


Workshop Series Schedule

The Arts, Science and Practice of Meditation
June 29, 2024

Patterns that Connect and Disconnect
September 28 and 29

Widening the Circle of Caring
November 16 and 17


September 28
10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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