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Life Force and the Spirituality of Human Needs

Audio •  1 hour 6 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
1 hour 6 minutes

Your needs and your values are your Life Force: the river that flows through your spirit and your life, giving life and light to your being. Explore this river with Robert, and map out routes that support your growth. Gain a deeper understadning and acceptance of the spirituality and beauty of needs and values.


Transforming Painful Patterns

Practice Exercise •  7 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
7 pages

Why is it so difficult to change our patterns even when we want to, even when we experience shame or despair about them? Arnina Kashtan offers some of the common pitfalls and concrete steps to overcome them in the future.


How To Deal With Ourselves When We Are Less Than Perfect

Practice Exercise •  30 minutes
All Skill Levels
Practice Exercise
30 minutes

How we treat ourselves when we fall short of our own ideals, desires and hopes can profoundly affect the quality of our lives. Learn how to identify your triggers and reactions, to mourn falling short, and to practice self-connection and self-empathy. 


Exercise In Self Compassion

Practice Exercise •  1- 3 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
1- 3 minutes

With this exercise you'll choose an experience you had with someone where your needs were not met. You'll work with the related feelings, judgements, values, and feeling the fullness of the need even though it was not met, plus any sadness that may arise.


Integrating Our Relationship To Gratitude And Mourning

Practice Exercise •  3 -5 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
3 -5 minutes

Integrating a full living involves grief/mourning and gratitude. Here we'll more deeply integrate inner and outer dimensions of gratitude and grief. In any experience there's the outer aspect, an event that occurs in life. And there's the inner response to the outer event. When we judge the outer positively or negatively we're in tension or resistance to our experience. Here we'll explore a more integrated mode of experiencing.


Applying Mindful Compassionate Dialogue To Violence In Ukraine

Practice Exercise •  12 -17 mins
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
12 -17 mins

How to maintain conscious connection and compassion as you grapple with the tragic violence in Ukraine? Here we'll look at dissolving enemy images we have, inviting mourning, maintaining self connection that benefits our global community, creating ideas for action, acknowledging the power of what we envision, and engaging in an exercise for applying consciousness and skills to an imaginary scenario.


Alarm Feelings: Anger, Guilt, Shame and Shut Down

Practice Exercise •  4 - 6 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
4 - 6 minutes

Anger, guilt, shame, and shutdown are often based on reactivity and “should” thinking. They narrow and distort perceptions, which can bring more suffering. So instead, feel them without resistance, nor acting on them. Bring clarity by naming your observables and thoughts, plus your underlying vulnerable feelings, needs and self-responsibility. Then mourn what needs were, or are, unmet. Only then choose what actions to meet needs.


Mourning Our Losses

Trainer Tip •  1 - 2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes

Trainer Tip: Mourning enables us to heal the pain and gain clarity about how to meet our needs in the present moment.


Mourning Our Disappointments

Trainer Tip •  1 - 2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes

Trainer Tip: Taking time to mourn our regrets and unmet needs can lead to a deeper self-connection and feelings of peace.


Mourning and Celebration: Two Sides of Gratitude

Trainer Tip •  1 - 2 minutes
Introductory Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes

Mourning, grief and celebration is a way to connect with what we love and want to honor.  In this trainer tip we learn that these three things can become a way for us to understand our emotions regarding our losses and appreciations.


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