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Meeting Challenging Emotions Mindfully

Thursday, August 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Professional Development

We are incredibly sensitive creatures and very affected by our environment and the people around us. And because we can’t control all aspects of our external circumstances, we experience a whole range of daily challenging emotions such as fear, frustration, sadness, confusion, worry, doubt, helplessness, loneliness, etc. It’s natural to not want to have unpleasant feelings. Most of us have actually become pretty adept at developing avoidance coping mechanisms such as denial, distraction, checking out or going straight into fix-it-mode to eradicate the stressor. While this might offer temporary relief, what originally generated the emotions goes unseen and unaddressed if we don’t allow emotions to complete their expression. As a result, these challenging feelings will resurface over and over again.

Join us in this webinar to deepen your understanding of the importance of having challenging emotions and how they ultimately serve our well being. Come learn about the science behind emotions and how to use mindfulness to build your capacity for being with difficult feelings.

In this session, we will:
• become aware of the rich variety of emotions that make up experience
• understand the mechanism of how feelings arise and the effects that they have on the body and mind
• learn about the true value of challenging emotions and what we miss out on when we avoid them
• experiment with different meditation techniques to offer supportive conditions to stay long enough in difficult emotions to discover the root need that is calling for attention

Presenter: Aiko Michot is certified by Mindful Schools and trained in Nonviolent Communication through BayNVC. She has attended over 120 days of Vipassana meditation retreats as both a participant and mentor. Her background in Biology, Pedagogy and Buddhist philosophy allow for a unique secular mindfulness offering where participants can investigate how to bring more awareness into their work, personal and relational lives. Today, along with teaching at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Aiko works within the education sector training teachers in how to bring mindfulness into the classroom setting. She also leads professional development workshops and mindfulness classes within the California Library System.
For more information on Aiko’s work please visit www.rememberingtruenature.com or contact Aiko@rememberingtruenature.com

The recording and handouts will be available on Niche Academy after the live event as well as our library of over 700 recorded sessions. To access Niche, go to:https://my.nicheacademy.com/floridalibrarywebinars

Register here via Zoom for the live event or through the link below.



Thursday, August 15
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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