Appropriate for those with or without partners.
Relationships can be a source of great joy and awakening in which the most difficult challenges are used for growth and for opening the heart. This may sound like a fantasy, yet experience in our own marriage, as well as experience with hundreds of couples we have worked with, shows us that conscious, loving relations are possible.
These relationships are a profound opportunity to take the genuine spiritual journey of letting go of the conditioned self and of opening to the vast heart of compassion.
However, partnerships of this quality do not occur by accident. A few essential principles and skills can transform relationships into spiritual practice. In this workshop, we'll share these essential tools through group discussion, experiential exercises and guided meditations. These tools are valuable for partnerships, for family relationships and for friendships; workable on your own or for use in therapeutic settings.
Debra Chamberlin-Taylor and George Taylor have been together since 1979. They are relationship counselors and long-time meditators. They co-facilitate the Courage to Love relationship groups and retreats. Debra has 26 years of experience as a retreat and group facilitator, co-founded Inside/Outside Vision Quests, and teaches meditation nationally. George is a national leader in the Men's Community Movement and author of Talking with Our Brothers. His spiritual practice combines meditation, creativity, activism in deep ecology and humor.
Teachings are appropriate for individuals as well as health care professionals. Continuing Education (CE) credit available. See below for more information.
Learning Objectives for participating health care professionals
Based on the content of this workshop, participants will:
a) Assess unconscious communication patterns that undermine integrity and reinforce separation.
b) Compile communication skills that deepen compassion and self-awareness.
c) Utilize skills that help to strengthen one's own ability to stay present in the moment, and listen more deeply.
d) Be able to demonstrate a conflict resolution model, which will help them explore the reasons they get into repetitive conflicts.
Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited and fixed income) are invited to attend this day for $25.
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Online Registration for this event is available until 12 noon one business day before the event. If you can't attend, see our Cancellation Policy.
Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com or (415) 488-0164 x224.
Scholarships are not available for events listed as “Benefits.”
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Continuing Education (CE) Credit: 6 CE credits available for MFTs, LCSWs, psychologists and nurses from SRMC-SCRC for $45. Prepayment available on website. For more information, see Continuing Education (CE) Credit.