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  • When: 21 Jul 2022
    Where: Online Event
    Tutors: Ali LambieCaroline Hoffman

    “The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” – William James

    It’s hard to feel appreciated or to appreciate ourselves when we’re caught up in shame – and shame is everywhere – we all experience shame at times and for some it’s an underlying presence that’s readily accessible and never very far away. Shame is also widely recognised as the most difficult of human emotions. By its very nature, what can make shame so challenging is that we would mostly rather do anything than feel shame - so we ‘shrink’, go quiet, criticise ourselves or others, numb ourselves through distraction or escape into unhelpful behaviours.

    In this workshop – through reflections, guided practice and discussion – we’ll bring shame more into the open and become familiar with how it operates. We will also explore how self-compassion may be uniquely placed to help us work with this challenging emotion, freeing us from the grip of shame and allowing us to understand and appreciate ourselves more fully, and in turn be appreciated by others as well.

    The workshop will take place online using Zoom from 7 – 8.30pm UK time. Anyone who has an established mindfulness practice is welcome. 

    This event is offered in collaboration with the Mindfulness Network Community Friends (MNCF) - an initiative to engage the wider mindfulness community and reach new audiences. Led by a Committee of Volunteers, supported by the Mindfulness Network, we work together to run a programme of donation-based events and inspiring content. The Committee ensures that the MNCF can best serve everyone by providing opportunities to practice and learn together. 

    For more information and to register for this event, please visit: https://booking.mindfulness-network.org/course-information/?id=903

    The workshop is free to attend. The Mindfulness Network welcomes any donations via the application form and encourages you to consider a contribution, large or small, which will make a big difference in helping us widen access to mindfulness-based approaches.

    The Mindfulness Network and its volunteers take every care in their preparation of events to make sure they are appropriate for the audience. Please be aware that you are choosing to participate in our freely offered events at your own risk. We invite you to carefully consider your own personal circumstances and experience when joining these events. The Mindfulness Network Terms and Conditions apply (though payment and cancellation policies are not relevant for freely offered Events) and the Mindfulness Network can not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage, suffered during or in relation to the event, however this may be caused.