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Moving Forward with Compassion
Thursday, December 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
None of us could have imagined this past year plus of pandemic and more, but here we are. Given what we have been through, it is natural to feel a mix of emotions from exhaustion to hope and so much more. This is simply part of being human.
But so is compassion – our ability to be aware of suffering and to respond with care and concern. Neuroscience shows that compassion is both an innate quality and a capacity we can deliberately train. As we cultivate compassion for ourselves and others, we are better able to respond to, integrate, and grow from life’s challenges. Compassion training can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and enhance our connection with others. It builds our capacity to engage with our own and others’ difficult experiences from a place of understanding and respect.
This interactive workshop will explore how compassion can help us continue to move forward with courage as individuals, families, colleagues, and communities.
Presented by :: Laura Banks, Certified Compassion Cultivation Training Instructor
Laura Banks is honored to be a Certified Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) Instructor, dual-certified by Compassion Institute and Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE). While raising a family around the world, she has witnessed how meeting the challenges of life with compassion can greatly reduce suffering and transform the very things people thought would break them into the most resilient and beautiful parts of who they are. This powerful combination of training and personal experience shape Laura’s commitment to strengthen her own and others’ capacity to thrive, especially through the cultivation of compassion. You can learn more about Laura and her work at www.lauralbanks.com.