Are you hard on yourself, using harshness, self-criticism, self-doubt, guilt, and shame as “self-motivation”?
Do you find yourself stuck in particular painful emotions–anger/
Are you having a deep inner conflict about love/relationship, work/purpose, place/home?
Would you love to be a powerful source of compassion, peace, and justice, in your relationships, community, and world?
SELF-COMPASSION IS REVOLUTIONARY
All the research shows that the more self-compassion we have, the more physically and emotionally resilient we are.
Self-compassion makes us infinitely stronger, yet most cultural messages tell us it’s weak, or self-indulgent, or pathetic to be gentle, loving, and caring with ourselves.
We’re trained to ignore the emotions and physical signals our bodies are sending us, or medicate them away. We see the signals to our most authentic needs as problems to get rid of, instead of signals to come toward and respond to.
OUR SELF-COMPASSION IS ESSENTIAL FOR OUR KIDS
We’re encouraged to prioritize the needs of others and ignore some of our essential needs, without knowing that when our children see us do that, it teaches them to ignore their own needs. Babies and young children only develop the neural pathways of self-compassion and secure attachment when their primary care givers are resonant and attuned to the child *and* themselves.
We are much easier to control if we’re busy believing we’re wrong or bad or failing or flawed, holding ourselves back and apologizing for our feelings and refraining from pursuing our life’s true purpose.
WHAT WE’LL PRACTICE TOGETHER
In this class, I teach you how to warmly and affectionately respond to your feelings and needs, listen to your body’s messages, genuinely wish yourself well, and translate your self-judgments (and judgments of others) into life-serving messages–freeing you to move toward deeper intimacy, truer harmony, and aligned meaning, purpose, and contribution to the world.
These practices are nothing short of life-changing. Here’s a quote from one woman who took this training last fall: “Angela’s group brought me more insight and results than I have achieved from ten years of individual talk therapy. I am more excited and hopeful for this world than I have been for many years.” ~ Mary
JOIN US FOR THIS ONE-TIME-ONLY EVENT
Angela Watrous lives in Oakland, California, where she offers private counseling sessions to her clients in person and worldwide over Skype. She’s bringing her Creating Resilient Self-Compassion workshop to Paris this May. Join her for this special one-time-only offering! You’ll leave with awareness and skills you’ll have with you for the rest of your life.
PayPal payment to angela@restorativeempathy.
Register before May 1: 40-70€ (sliding scale)
Register between May 2-May 14: 50-80€ (sliding scale)
(Sliding scale invites you to into generosity practice, while also attempting to make the workshop accessible to as many people as possible. Please consider giving the highest amount you can offer, with trust that any amount you offer in that range will be joyfully received. If even the lowest end of the scale would prevent you from being able to attend, please email me and we can find a mutually beneficial alternative arrangement.)
Within 24 hours of registering, you’ll receive a personalized confirmation email with the address of the beautiful Montmartre apartment where we’ll be gathering for this event, near Metro Abbesses (line 12 ) or Metro Blanche (line 2), and Bus #30, 54, 67, 74, 80, 95.
Please invite your friends and loved ones! Together, we can bring compassion and peace to the world, one person at a time.
You’re welcome to email me with any questions. The fastest, most reliable way to reach me is at firstname.lastname@example.org.