Post-Election Distress?: Mindfulness Practices to Cultivate Coping, Self-Encouragement, and Self-Compassion

  • Sunday, January 29, 2017
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Queen Anne Location


Registration is closed

Upset after the election? You are not alone. We can each cultivate new skills to handle a range of difficult feelings. Beyond just coping with our emotions, we can also build new strengths during this trying time. 

Kavana partner Dr. Rachel Turow, a clinical psychologist, will lead a 2-hour workshop focused on coping skills, self-compassion, and resilience for members of the Kavana community who are experiencing post-election stress/trauma. Rachel will describe many common reactions (such as depression, anxiety, avoidance, dissociation, intrusive thoughts, nightmares, and anger) along with specific skills for managing each one. She will also provide opportunities to practice brief, guided mindfulness and self-compassion exercises, along with time for questions. The workshop is suitable for anyone with any level of distress or interest, rather than only those with "serious" or diagnosed conditions. We can each benefit from new approaches to challenging feelings as we work to help ourselves and to tikkun olam.  

Rachel will be serving in an educational capacity for this workshop, rather than as a psychotherapist. Sharing your personal experiences is welcome, but is not expected or required.

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