- Emotional Intelligence – Workshop
August 14, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Date: Sunday, August 14 – 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: The Well-Baby Center | 12316 Venice Blvd, LA (map).
Series Fee: Sliding Scale $15-$30 – No one turned away for lack of funds.
Instructor: Jason Ryterband
In the age of technology and logic, pharmaceuticals and quick-fixes, it’s all too easy to believe that we can think our way out of life’s problems. But underneath the thinking mind is a system far more fundamental and far more powerful. The seat of emotions: the limbic brain.
This feeling system is continuously governing what we can and cannot do. We move through life bounded within the walls of this invisible emotional container, and its limits are largely fixed from childhood.
The rigidity of this system explains why challenging relationship patterns tend to repeat over and over again, cravings and addictions are incredibly difficult to beat, incessant repetitive thinking often seems unmanageable, and anger or anxiety can be a constant, unwanted companion.
How in your life are you caught in unwanted patterns?
What are you unable or unwilling to feel?
Where is there a mismatch between what you want and what you do?
Mindfulness is a uniquely powerful intervention.
Join us for a workshop exploring the rich world of emotional intelligence through the lens of mindfulness.
- You will gain an understanding of how your relationship to emotions (or lack thereof) is limiting your freedom.
- You will expand your capacity to choose by relating to your emotions in new and more skillful ways.
- You will learn simple tools that actually work to unwind unwanted patterns of thinking and behavior.
In the long run, if you stick with it, you will find greater ease in relationships, a deeper capacity for empathy, and ever more comfort in the ebb and flow of life.
The workshop will include individual guided meditations, relational mindfulness exercises, and time for group discussion. All levels of experience are welcome. An audio recording of the workshop will also be made available to all participants.
If you sign up remotely, you will receive an audio recording of our session, text based resources, and copies of all guided meditations. I am happy to hear from you following the course, to answer any questions that arise.