Workshops & Circles
Living With An Open Heart:
Compassion Cultivation Training
Weekly on Thursdays, Sep 1 - Oct 20 // 11am-1pm PST // Zoom
Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) is an 8-week personal and professional development course designed at Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research & Education. The program includes practical tools and exercises designed to enhance your awareness, compassion, and resilience. CCT will support you to improve your relationships with friends, family, clients, patients, staff, and co-workers. You'll walk away from each CCT class with tools and practices you can immediately put to work. Learn more...
Holding Connection Centered Spaces
Oct 11, 18, and 25, 2022 // 3-6pm PST // Zoom
This workshop is open to all who hold space for others and want to explore this question: What barriers to growth and connection surface when we hold space and how can we address what needs care when they surface?
Recognizing that top-down, rigidly held spaces informed by a culture of white supremacy are the norm, we often become nervous when we deviate from that norm (or when others do) and feel “out of control” inside and outside of our bodies. When our bodies feel threatened, it tends to lean into what is familiar, which is often in alignment with the oppressive patterns of thought and disconnection.
Our invitation here is to pump the brakes and pull off to the side to observe how our bodies express calls for help and invite care where needed in order to have the capacity to hold space in ways that feel more emergent, especially when conflict arises.
Note: this workshop is an opening for ongoing practice. It is meant to springboard us into practice as we continue to hold space in our places of work, activism, and other space of collective connection. Register here...
Friday, Nov 18, 2022 // 4-7pm PST // Zoom
The acute pain of grief has been so real since the start of the pandemic - yet we and our communities are no strangers to loss and sorrow. Grief can be experienced after a loss of anything or anyone foundational and endearing to us. For many, it’s linked to generational wounds that have been pushed deep down in order to survive. As white supremacy and capitalist culture urge us to “move on” from our grief, we’re making space to be seen and witnessed in our pain, and discover the wisdom that emerges when we befriend it. In doing so, we’ll also hold space for the complexity of love, connection, and gratitude that live side by side with loss - and practice radical self-love & community care through it all. Register here...