“Easing Grief with Kindness and Compassion”
We feel the future dissolving in our hands.
We’ve lost the ability to be present with those we love.
There’s the insecurity of our own vulnerable health with the virus still circulating.
Friends or family may face death alone, and we are not there.
We were not able to say a good good-bye.
The bottom may be falling out on so many levels.
Christine Longaker, an expert in end-of-life care training with forty years’ experience teaching compassion, guides you in holding anxiety and sorrow with deep kindness. You learn strengths for understanding and transforming stress and confusion. You connect with others authentically by learning to be present and “listen with the heart.” And you learn guided meditations that bring a gentle ease together with a stable, grounded confidence.
Dates: Sept 19, Sept. 26, Oct 3, Oct. 10
Times: 9.30-11.30am Pacific, 12.30 – 2.30pm Eastern, 6.30-8.30pm CET.
Price: This 4-session seminar is offered on a donation basis.
From Adversity to Aliveness: the power of self-compassion to free your heart
We live in difficult times, with a cloud of uncertainty hanging over every aspect of our lives. Besides this, we may have a history of adversity, disconnection, or unresolved wounds. We may suffer from low self-esteem, or believe we are unworthy of love and belonging. Often, we fall prey to habits that lead to harsh self-blame. Our days feel unsettled and sleep is elusive.
With unique applications of compassion, insight and mindfulness, it’s possible to dismantle the sources of negative patterns and false beliefs. In this seminar, you create a new, empowered relationship with your “inner critic”. You learn strengths that help you understand and heal suffering, and exceptional guided meditations designed to help you change the way you feel about yourself and your body. You’re given practical skills for bringing the mindful presence of meditation into communicating and every part of your daily life. You learn a way of listening with the heart that’s nourishing and healing. All of these become your stepping-stones to enhanced resilience, ease and joy.
Available in North America and Europe!
Dates for the online seminar: August 15th, August 29th
Each of the sessions is 9.30am-11.30am Pacific; 12.30 – 2.30pm Eastern, 6.30pm – 8.30pm CET.
What’s the price?
Because many have financial challenges at this time, you can donate what you are able, all at once or on a monthly basis if that’s easier.
How do I register? Write: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday open Guided Meditations:
It’s crystal clear, during this time of the Covid-19 crises, that as threads in the tapestry of humanity, we are all connected and so what each of us does affects the other.
Collectively we are facing huge losses and uncertainty. Loss of income, of work, of freedom, of meaning. And there is a sorrow there, of anticipatory grieving. What if we fall ill, what if someone we love is whisked away from our life without warning?
Let’s be a light for each other.
I’ve been thinking a lot these days of what Clarissa Pinkola Estes wrote after 9/11: “Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times.”
That’s my motivation for offering these online meditations. If you want receive the zoom link for Sunday meditations with Christine Longaker, and receive a free meditation download: “Feeling Worthy of Love”, please sign up to the newsletter here.
“May everyone have a peaceful heart and mind
and grow in responsible and tender kindness during these coming months.
May we know our refuge, and
be a light shining the way for others.”