Thriving through Resilience
Flexibility and buoyancy are key in the dictionary definition of resilience: the ability to return to original form after being bent or stretched; to recover readily from adversity. Most of us can benefit from cultivating resilience as we continue to navigate an extraordinarily challenging period of time.
Please join this interactive workshop to develop your flexible, buoyant resilience. We will explore your natural resilience strengths, along with the practical skills and tools that builds on those qualities. We will engage positive habits and practices you are drawn to – which easily blend into your life. They range from body, mind and emotional nourishment that speak to you, to every day mindfulness. We will also look at what sabotages your resilience, from self-criticism to not doing what you think you should to take care of yourself. You’ll leave this workshop with a resilience checklist that reflects your life, your needs, and builds on your strengths. Registration not yet open.
By participating in this workshop you can expect to:
● Create your personal resilience toolbox.
● Identify your resilience strengths.
● Build your mindfulness muscle as a resilience foundation.
● Name and begin to neutralize your resilience saboteur.
● Develop practical intentions for integrating resilience into your life.
Transforming Depression and Anxiety Practice Group
Three-month session: first and second Mondays, 5 PM-6:30 PM, beginning March 1
Kindness, mindfulness, and therapeutic tools are engaged to shift our relationship with depression, anxiety, and their companions – judgement and self-criticism – in SFZC’s Transforming Depression and Anxiety (TDA), and Finding Ease with Anxiety classes.
This 3-month virtual practice community supports participants of these courses in practicing compassion and using session tools to disrupt reactive mental patterns that threaten to steal our peace of mind-heart and the moment. We will also engage noticing and questioning the old stories we have long believed about ourselves that can literally poison our perceptions of self, others, and reality. Our purpose is to live more fully in the present moment, less affected by reactivity, rumination and worry — one of the most powerful antidotes to lowered and agitated moods. If you have taken TDA or Finding Ease, please try this Practice Group. If you haven’t the next online course begins in July. Please click here for more information and to register.
2021 Trainings and Workshops
Major Donor and other fund raising topics, along with Board development, are among the sessions being planned for 2021. Please sign up to Contact Lisa and you’ll receive an update email, or check back soon for specifics.