What's Buddha Got To Do With Self-Care?

Saturday, November 07, 2015 | 9:30am - 12:30pm

Swedenborgian Church,
2107 Lyon Street near Jackson Street
San Francisco CA 94115

A Presentation of the San Francisco Psychological Association CARE Committee with Dr. David Bullard, Zesho Susan O'Connell, and Nora Burnett.

Zesho Susan O'Connell and Dr. David Bullard will discuss and dialogue about aspects of self-care from these wisdom traditions, including introduction to notions of self and not-self (absolute self versus relational self), secure attachment and non-attachment, self-soothing and co-regulation, dependent origination, wisdom and compassion.  These will be augmented with experiential exercises and brief meditations.  Participants will also share their own favorite Buddhism-flavored therapeutic and self-care stories and practices.

We will be joined by Nora Burnett, who will lead participants in a session of chair yoga and other exercises that can help those of us who sit a lot (in our office or in meditation!).  Included will be some helpful yogic thoughts and humor.  (You will not need yoga clothing, but wearing comfortable clothing - always a good idea! - is suggested and participation is voluntary).

Fun, humor, community and enlightenment guaranteed.

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