This Friday we invite you to participate in our Mini Friday Meditation workshop on Mindfulness and Relationships, presented by Dr Cassandra Shields.
Dr Shields is a clinical psychologist and certified emotionally focused (EFT) therapist and supervisor (ICEEFT).
Relationships that are experienced as emotionally secure are typified by:
- Accessibility (“Can I turn to you if I need you?”),
- Responsiveness (“Will you be there for me?”), and
- Emotional engagement (“You don’t have to have the answers, but I can see that you are there for me, and care – and that changes everything”).
Thus, emotional presence is key to happy, satisfied, and secure relationships. In contrast, disconnection can turn on threat centres in our brain, and we can experience “primal panic”. In those moments when we feel deprived and abandoned or deprived and rejected we may find ourselves responding in unconscious and automatic ways, which may unintentionally fuel the disconnect.
Mindfulness has been defined as the
- self-regulation of attention to the present moment,
- in a manner that is curious, open and accepting.
Thus, it is not surprising that mindfulness has been associated with improved relationships. As we foster mindfulness, we can become increasingly aware of our own emotional experience, more accepting of our own vulnerability, and more empathy towards our significant other(s).
The presentation will focus on how mindfulness helps support us to identify and communicate emotions, cope with the emotions of our significant other(s), and share these in an open and accepting, compassionate manner, which facilitates relational health and wellbeing.
We welcome you to join us!
9.30am-12.30pm 25th June Livestream or Face to Face $108.
If you wish to attend the retreat online and watch the recording post event, please book in above on the link and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive the livestream recording no later than two weeks after the event.