Using the science of compassion to soothe our overstimulated, threat driven minds
Sunday, Sept 9 / 1-4pm
Location: Yoga Soup, 28 parker Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
A workshop for community members and professionals in Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT)
Current neuroscience and contemplative practices agree that our expereince of compassion is central to living a happy, effective and flexible life. However, our brain archiatecture and modern stressors continutously over –stimulate our threat and drive systems.
Join Dr. Diana Hill, licensed clinical psychologist in a workshop designed to foster the courage, kindness and wisdom needed to commit to caring for ourselves and others. Compassionate Mind Training is an approach developed by Dr. Paul Gilbert, Ph.D. of the Compassionate Mind Foundation. The mission of Compassionate Mind Training is “to pursue the alleviation of human suffering through psychological science and engaged action.”
Drawing from evolution sciecne, affective neuroscicne, and acient practices we will explore our tricky brains and cultivate practices to increase the flow of compassion (recieivng compassion, giving compassion, and self-compassion).
Learning Objectives: In this workshop Dr. Hill will experientially teach underlying principles and processes of cultivating a compassionate self.
1. Your brain’s emotion regulation system (Threat, Drive and Safeness)
2. Soothing Rhythm Breathing to calm the nervous system
3. Cultivating a Compassionate Self
4. Using the Compassoinate Self to heal the Inner Critic
5. Using the Compassionate Self to receive and give compassion to others