Holding Fear with Mindfulness and Compassion
Has fear haunted you and kept you from living a full life? Does anxiety influence many of your decisions? Would you like to investigate ways to work with fear? If you answered yes to any of the following questions, this class is for you. Inspired by Tara Brach's Awakening Your Fearless Heart course, we'll use didactic teachings, guided meditations and journaling based on mindfulness and compassion practices. May these help you hold your fears tenderly and transform them into their true wisdom nature.
When: Jan 9 - Feb 13, 2017 (6 consecutive Tuesdays), 6:30-8:30pm
Where: PAMF Palo Alto Center, 2nd Floor, Conference Room North 2
Cost: $100 (for those with financial hardship, please contact the education department for scholarships)
Facilitator: Kaveri Patel, DO
Class Size is limited to 8.
Testimonials (from prior classes):
"I enjoyed hearing everybody's experiences, suggestions. Love the way Kaveri gives a patient hearing, then offers input, suggestions on holding your fear and accepting it. I learned to practice self-compassion."
"I would highly encourage someone struggling with fears to take this class. In 6 weeks, you might not find the be all and end all solution to your fears but that was never the intent of the class to begin with. In is in fact to embrace our humanness and fear is an integral part of it just like any other emotion. The class definitely gave me a tool kit to reach into when the need arises and the more I stay with the practice I will built a reserve that will come to my aid in times of need."
"Making space for and holding the fear compassionately were new concepts for me. I am now trying to practice these and other concepts. I would refer a person to take this class."
"If you're even considering taking this class, please take the leap, jump at it, and sign up. Diving into our fears takes courage and commitment, and most importantly, a supportive group who can encourage and nurture ourselves to clearly see where we may be holding ourselves back. This class with Kaveri helped me shine light on certain areas of my life. I wasn't aware that these parts of me needed more compassion, yet with the nourishment from this class, I was able to find more kindness and gentleness for myself. "