Thanks for all of your form emails and messages relating to my new month-to-month on-line course Befriending Your self in Troublesome Instances. I needed to take a couple of minutes to inform you a bit extra in regards to the group and why I’ve determined to supply it.
As a lot of you realize, I’ve been instructing retreats and seeing folks in psychotherapy over time, bringing collectively each meditative and depth psychological approaches to transformation and therapeutic.
After a few years as a faithful non secular seeker, I started to see how my practices weren’t capable of get on the root of quite a lot of my emotional and developmental wounding, particularly within the extra “messy” areas of intimate relationships, household, work and profession, physique and sexuality, and undesirable, “darker” areas of the spectrum corresponding to uncertainty, heartbreak, loneliness, anxiousness, and concern.
Issues started to vary for me once I began to combine different modes of observe, together with a sensitivity to shadow, somatic psychotherapy, relational work, and embodied psychological inquiry.
The truth in our busy, trendy, finance-driven world is that not everybody can spend time on retreat or in long-term psychotherapy, or should not ready for no matter purpose to attach with a supportive, non-dogmatic, but provocative and provoking group of like-minded fellow vacationers.
Over the previous couple of years, I’ve acquired quite a lot of inquiries about tips on how to work nearer collectively, as my remedy observe was all the time booked and I might solely handle to current two or three public packages annually. I knew there should be another manner, one which was reasonably priced and simply accessible inside the context of our extraordinary lives.
It was additionally essential to me that the providing included views, teachings, viewpoints, and practices from non secular, meditative, and contemplative traditions, in addition to these from depth and somatic psychologies, together with work with the physique, shadow, feelings, intimate relationships, and trauma.
A brand new technique to work with me on-line
In envisioning how this would possibly work, in talking with my expensive buddy Jeff Foster, a brand new thought began to emerge. During the last seven or eight years, Jeff and I’ve been having a dialog surrounding a shared imaginative and prescient to rehumanize spirituality and to supply a recent, alive, spontaneous, artistic, even creative method to the non secular and therapeutic journey. It was from this dialogue – and in addition by means of tending to our personal ache, trauma, despair, and tough relational experiences – that the Befriending Your self in Troublesome Instances ongoing on-line course emerged.
What Jeff and I want to do is to share with you what we’ve found, month by month, a instructing oriented in deepening consciousness, perception, readability, and clear seeing, however maybe extra importantly within the outrageousness, wildness, and creativity of the human coronary heart… actually, greater than something, it’s a instructing of affection. However what that “love” is we should every uncover for ourselves within the fireplace of our personal direct expertise.
Serving to every of us to light up this in our personal lives is absolutely the intention behind Befriending Your self in Troublesome Instances. Not for Jeff or I to inform you what that’s for you– for that’s past our pay grade – however to information and help you so that you simply may need a direct assembly and integration with that love that you simply already are, however might have forgotten alongside the best way.
With this new on-line format, we’re capable of share this work and this journey with you wherever you’re, at a time that’s handy for you, from the consolation of your personal residence. No must journey internationally to return to one in every of our retreats or join one in every of our seldomly-available non-public classes or undertake the monetary funding in both of those choices. We are going to come to you, energetically and with our hearts, every month, drop into your front room with you for a couple of hours and open collectively into the good thriller.
What’s going to you obtain as a part of the course?
As a member of Befriending Your self in Troublesome Instances, you’ll obtain entry to a rising library of instructing movies – on a wide-variety of subjects corresponding to meditation and awakening, therapeutic from disgrace and unworthiness, the facility of our brokenness and vulnerability, working with tough feelings, navigating occasions of loss and transition, working with the shadow, cultivating self-compassion and self-love, and remembering what’s most essential in your life.
Moreover, Jeff and I’ll every create movies each month responding to your questions, from each psychological and non secular views.
Every month, Jeff and I’ll every supply a dwell meditation, which can permit us to return collectively and combine the teachings we’ve been working with, to attach with each other, and with that discipline of affection that holds us all. Whether or not you’re capable of make these classes dwell or not, you possibly can watch a replay of the meditations and take part at your comfort, at a time and in a spot that works for you.
Lastly, there’s a help/ dialogue group the place you possibly can join with mates and fellow vacationers world wide who’re additionally exploring these teachings and practices, and who’re dedicated to their very own distinctive paths of therapeutic and transformation. Jeff and I’ll be part of the group periodically with new writing and sharing from our expertise.
We’ve tried to maintain the month-to-month membership reasonably priced, together with the creation of an annual choice that gives a fairly vital financial savings.
I hope this e-mail helps clarify slightly extra about what the course and membership is and I actually respect you taking the time to learn this letter. I might like to see you on-line and step into this work extra deeply collectively.
When you’re eager about listening to extra or signing up, please go to www.befriendingyourself.com. The primary dwell meditation for the group will likely be on June 13th, with Jeff. I will be providing the second meditation on June 27.
And, for any purpose you select to not be part of the course, I’ll nonetheless be posting my writing and sharing on Fb, Instagram, and thru my weblog – and we are able to keep in contact that manner.
Thanks once more on your time and on your dedication to the trail of transformation, therapeutic, and love, nevertheless that appears for you.
P.S. If you want to entry the replay of mine and Jeff’s current webinar on Befriending Your self in Troublesome Instances, it will likely be accessible for a couple of extra weeks at http://www.befriendingyourself.com/replay.