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Regenerative Connections™ Series (Workshop 3): Widening the Circle of Caring

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

Tara Bennett-Goleman and Daniel Goleman Present Widening the Circle of Caring

November 16 & 17 (tw0-day workshop)

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

Just as we fertilize plants in a garden, we can nurture qualities of awareness and compassion to both enrich our own being and also to benefit others. As findings from social neuroscience tell us, emotions are contagious. Regenerating inner qualities like warmheartedness, understanding and calmness can have a soothing influence on those around us.

Seeing your emotional patterns at work and bringing them into awareness allows us to be sensitive to recognizing these vulnerabilities in others. These patterns operate at the collective level as well. As we clear emotional and cognitive obscurations we increasingly connect with the minds natural qualities and a genuine sense of interconnection. We will continue to explore how reparative Eastern and Western psychological perspectives and practices can nurture regenerative connections of all kinds. 

We’ll share real life cases in point. We’ll hear from our collaborator Aaron Wolf about transformation with groups who disagree but come together to manage a river system. We’ll also share how young changemakers create a sense of trust and belonging -regenerating their connection with each other – while being in service to others. We’ll also hear about our friend and mentor, the late Dr. Ariyaratne of Sri Lanka, a model of selfless service who founded Sarvodaya, an altruistic grassroots community development movement that helps neighbors work together for common goals.

As Dr. Ari said, “We cannot solve one problem independently; everything is interconnected…for this we need to heal the mind, to transform our thinking”. We will explore regenerative solutions and how we each can contribute our unique ability to act on interests like the environment,  social concerns, and simple acts of caring in our everyday lives.

In Workshop 3 You Will Learn To:

 Build a toolbox of skill ways to being clear, non-reactive communication to your relationships

 Explore how to engage in difficult conversations, including ways we ourselves can work more collaboratively

 Use recognition of emotional patterns to relate from a clear space rather than a reactive one

 Communicate more skillfully and authentically, rather than through the distorted filters of our emotional habits

 Work through differences from a place of connection.

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


November 16
10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
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