SHAPING WHAT'S TROUBLING YOU INTO WHAT'S POSSIBLE

Four week programme Thursday evenings 6.00pm (UK time) starting July 28th 2022


THIS PROGRAMME HAS BEEN CANCELLED

WHAT IS NEEDS BASED EMPATHY?

The lost art of needs based emotional intelligence.  Our innate right-brained empathic skill that supports us to tend to your emotional suffering and to re-wire us back into loving self-connection. Relieving emotional suffering by connecting to your needs.  This needs 'intelligence' is accessed through bringing empathic awareness to the content of the painful reactivity you experience through your thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations in relation to other people and to life's events. Knowing what you need is a 'felt' process, not a intellectual process. 

When this pain is approached with empathy and understanding for all you have been through, and within the relational context of culture and society, this then supports you to empathically interrupt your habitual patterns of self-abandonment and people pleasing and instead to have a sense that you matter, the realisation of your life matters, and your needs and feelings matter.  From this awareness you can then establish new habits and strategies and create new neural pathways that support you to build a daily life that has you, your longings, wellbeing and safety central to it. 

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAMME?

The purpose of this programme is to explore and practice the skills of conscious awareness of your thoughts and feelings in order to bring relief to recurring experiences of emotional and mental suffering by tending to the needs that are speaking to you through those experiences.  It will bring you an empathic framework to meet the truth of how life impacts you on a daily basis and to bring more choice in how you respond. It will show you how to support your needs so that your nervous system can relax by knowing that 'you've got this'. In my experience these difficult emotional experiences will keep on recurring until they have a sense that they are heard and that we are willing to respond to our needs to maintain our wellbeing and survival. 

WHO IS THE PROGRAMME DESIGNED FOR?

This programme is designed for you if you would like to:

 

  • Meet life's challenges from a place of the warmth of empathic self-connection and understanding and acceptance

  • If you would generally like to live on a slower more choiceful self-connected ground

  • Would like to change your current cyclical strategies of numbing, over-riding and self-abandonment of your emotional experience

  • Relax more into life and be creative

  • Stop the habitual strategy of putting yourself last and people pleasing in attempt to be able to relax and feel safe

  • Begin to believe that your needs matter too and  to find the words/actions to stand up for and protect yourself and  your wellbeing

  • Prioritise where you focus your attention and how you manage your energy levels

  • To experience a sense of belonging during the programme through hearing from others within the shared reality of what it is to be human in these times



WHAT DOES THE PROGRAMME COVER?

  • The nature of our needs and the purpose of connecting to them

  • Why empathy is essential to this connection and to easing emotional suffering and mental anguish

  • Understanding the cultural and social context of emotional suffering and how that connects to why we have lost sight of our needs and any sense that we matter

  • The purpose of feeling your feelings and hearing your thoughts and noticing bodily sensations (somatic experience)

  • The purpose of your understanding and paying attention to your 'inner critic' and difficult emotions

  • Articulating these painful emotions and thoughts in a way that softens their impact on you and others around you

  • Understanding why not only do your needs matter but that understanding them and relating to them is essential for life change and growth


WHAT SKILLS  WILL I LEARN AND PRACICE?

  • The skill of empathic self-connection and listening to your needs

  • The skill of empathic heart centred communication

  • The skill of listening to and consciously accompanying your nervous system when it is in fight/flight or freeze

  • The skill of authentic communication in order to express what matters to you

  • The skill of 'teaching people how to 'treat you'

  • The skill of boundary setting in order to take care of your nervous system and wellbeing

  • The skill of focusing - through knowing what is important to you and prioritising that

  • The skill of translating the inner and outer thoughts and language of judgement and blame into empathic understanding both for yourself and others


WHEN IS IT?

Four Thursday Evenings: 

28th July, 4th August, 11th August, 18th August 2022 6.00pm - 8.00pm UK (BST) time


WHAT'S THE COST?

The cost of this foundation programme is £99.00

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