What if the full sense of our aliveness were only to be found amidst our most challenging times and difficult experiences? In pain and crisis, teaches Pema Chödrön, there lies a hidden doorway to freedom that appears to us only when we're sure that there is no way out. In these intimate audio learning sessions, Pema Chödrön helps us distinguish the triggers or external events that we blame for our suffering from the deeper habitual patterns that feed our anger, fear, or sadness. From this understanding, we learn how to free ourselves from our propensity to suffer through the transformative awareness of impermanence—the dynamic and ever-shifting nature of both joy and suffering, self and selflessness—and the absolute and eternal flow from which all of it arises.
“Why are the people around me so difficult?” “Why do I keep getting in situations like this?” Our shadow side, teaches Robert Augustus Masters, contains the emotions and desires we've disowned, neglected, or hidden from ourselves. If not skillfully worked with, it can easily direct our lives on every level. With Knowing Your Shadow, this acclaimed psychotherapist and author shows us how to illuminate and wisely engage with the endarkened aspects of who we are. Join him to explore in depth the areas where shadow work can most benefit us, including: Discovering and cultivating intimacy with the endarkened aspects of yourself. Identifying and healing your core wounds. Working effectively with anger, fear, shame, guilt, and other difficult emotions. Understanding how your shadow influences those around you, often beyond conscious awareness. Guided practices, meditations, and exercises for developing more authenticity and wholeness in your personal and workplace relationships, your sexuality, and your spiritual path
A Six-Session Training Course for Transforming Your Relationship with Yourself. Why does it feel so natural to be compassionate and kind to those we care about—yet so hard to treat ourselves the same way? Our culture teaches us to use self-criticism for motivation and to build self-esteem by constantly measuring ourselves against everyone else, says Dr. Kristin Neff. We need to re-learn the essential skill of being genuinely nurturing and supportive toward ourselves. With Self-Compassion Step by Step, this groundbreaking researcher reveals the clinically proven power of self-kindness, with practical training for cultivating an enduring and unshakable sense of your fundamental human worthiness.