E M F M | Seminars
WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY
"Very powerful...This was my favorite workshop...Purifying..."
Department of Social & Health Services | Giving Care, Taking Care Conference for Caregivers Participants
A Self-Compassion Approach to Meeting Difficult Emotions
"I really enjoyed the self-compassion session. In this busy world, it is nice to learn techniques that are related to both my personal and professional life...Thanks for inviting Bartja Wachtel as I needed his presentation!".
University of Washington Ambulatory Care Nursing Conference Participants
Introduction to Self-Compassion
"Many people have negative thoughts (and it is easy to have negative thoughts) about themselves or others. Unfortunately that is the way the world is. This activity helped me to start redirecting my thinking if/when I have negative thoughts. Loved this. Very different and a great resource."
Everett Clinic | Jude Bulman Learning Participants
Introduction to Self-Compassion
SEMINAR, CONSULTATION & SUPPORT GROUP FEES
Non-For Profits & Small Businesses: $400/1 Hour (+)
For Profit Corporations OR 100+ Participants: $500/1 Hour (+)
Non-For Profit Support Groups: $200/ 1 Hour (+)
+ Milage ($0.575/mile) or Airline Costs Outside of King County Washington
For first-time seminars or workshops for non-profit community groups and organizations I am happy to work with the available budget or in the case of support groups, I can sometimes provide my time free of charge for a one-time introduction.
Support groups are FREE to participants and are paid through the organizations sponsoring or partnering with EMFM.
To inquire about seminars or workshops for your organization or community group please contact me through the Contact page.
FEATURED SPEAKER WITH THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS
- ALS Association National, Florida & Evergreen Chapters
- American Parkinson’s Disease Association
- Companis Mission Workers Association
- DSHS Giving Care, Taking Care Conference
- Everett Clinic
- Greenwood Senior Center
- Music Therapy Association of Washington
- Northwest Parkinson's Foundation
- Seattle University School of Nursing
- Sex-Positive Los Angeles
- The Spa Nexus
- University of Washington Nursing Continuing Education
- Virginia Mason Medical Center & Neuroscience Institute
- Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
- Washington State Department of Social & Health Services Aging & Long-Term Support Administration
MINDFUL COMPASSION HOUR WEBINAR
(ON-LINE | FREE)
NW PARKINSON’S FOUNDATION partnership - 2nd Wednesday of Every Month Online - All previous webinars are archived!
DISCOVERING SELF-COMPASSION SEMINAR
Engage the foundational concepts and practice approaches in this 2-4-Hour Mindful Self-Compassion Introduction Seminar, which is the first two sessions of an empirically-supported, 8-week, training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff, PhD and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, PhD, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moment in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.
The three key components of self-compassion are self-kindness, a sense of common humanity and balanced, mindful emotional and body awareness. Kindness opens our hearts to suffering, so we can give ourselves what we need. Common humanity open us to our essential interrelatedness, so that we aren’t alone. Mindfulness opens us up to the present moment, so we can accept our experience with greater ease. Together they comprise a state of warm-hearted presence.
Part one runs about 2 hours and sets an intention to begin moving self-compassion from a concept to a living reality in our lives, understanding the research basis of MSC, having an initial felt-sense of self-compassion, as well as practical tools for evoking self-compassion in daily life…when you need it most.
Part two runs about 2 hours and explores how to warm up meditative awareness with affection and appreciation, bring mindful awareness to present-moment experience, understanding how resistance causes suffering, understand backdraft and how to be with this experience using mindfulness practices, as well as calming the mind by anchoring attention in a single object, from the breath (close in) to natural objects (external).
There is a one hour intro/overview seminar available as well.
WIRING MINDFUL-WELL-BEING SEMINAR
This 1-1.5 hour workshop enthusiastically engages participants in the Contemplative Neuroscience evidence based practices and neurophysiological benefits of present moment awareness, self-compassion, and meaningful well-being.
The seminar also explores the research basis for these practices and their impacts on mental, physical health outcomes and quality of life. Participants will develop awareness and engage brief accessible practices that cultivate emotional contentment, as well as self-kindness in circumstances of ease and stress; creating space and structure for being in the present moment, as well as everyday life; connecting with a sense of common humanity and nurturing relationships; forging meaning and living from the values that are core to each individual; and creating internal resources and momentum for external goals through intention setting.
Beyond tools and techniques, these are life practices; ways of being that entertain the idea 'what if I were to live deeply?' What might change in our humanity by being mindful of emotional and body states, recognizing our common humanity and finding ways to relate and respond to these states that are wise and self-kind.
OTHER SEMINAR TALKS INCLUDE
SUFFERING: THE DEFAULT-MODE NETWORK, RESISTANCE & STRIVING
CULTIVATING MINDFULNESS: CONTEMPLATIVE NEUROSCIENCE
FORGING MEANING: DEEPLY ROOTED - LIVING DEEPLY
GENEROSITY: THE POWER OF LETTING GO
METTA: LOVING-KINDNESS - THE DEEPLY HELD WISH THAT ALL BEINGS BE HAPPY
KARUNA: COMPASSION - THE DEEPLY HELD WISH THAT ALL BEINGS BE FREE FROM SUFFERING
MUDITA: SYMPATHETIC JOY - FINDING HAPPINESS WHEREVER IT MAY BE FOUND
UPEKKHA: PEACEFUL BALANCE - CONTENTMENT WITH WHAT IS
THE RELIEF OF SUFFERING
APPRECIATION OF BEAUTY: THE MINDFUL MEDICINE OF FORREST BATHING
A SELF-COMPASSION APPROACH TO MEETING DIFFICULT EMOTIONS
FORGIVENESS: THE SCIENCE OF LETTING GO
EMBODIED MINDFULNESS: ACCESSING THE WISDOM OF BODY MEMORY