Embodied Movements of Compassion (free) LIVE virtual “unchallenge”
March 5 - March 10
Embodied Movements of Compassion: Harnessing anger, outrage, fear, disgust and turning toward compassion, hosted by Deirdre Fay.
MAR 6-10 LIVE virtual (free) series!
On Zoom each day at 1pm ET for about an hour.
Like so many of us, Deirdre felt the impulse to “do something” with the feelings arising in response to Putin’s invasion of the Ukraine. She quickly set up this (free) global “UnChallenge”: Embodied Movements of Compassion. The 5-day practice is designed to acknowledge the threat that comes when a person is feeling bullied, taken advantage of, or enraged, utilizing that energy and turning instead toward compassion. Come shift those “red zone” feelings into compassionate action.
We’ll do this by exploring and embodying compassionate qualities:
· Harnessing the inner protest – the anger, outrage, fear, disgust as a normal body response which can motivate us to compassion
· Embodying Strength through Self-Compassion
· Exploring body based ways to move from “Control & Hold” to “Care & Share”
· Russell Kolts‘ song tribute to the Ukrainian people helps us hold intensity in our bodies
· Karuna from MindOasis will join us and highlight how the world is rising up with passionate courage, gathering in a global wave of compassion for the underdog being bullied
· Generating compassionate community
I will offer a practice that moves us from outrage to personal courage and into compassion.
Please join us! We will all benefit from the shared wisdom on compassion, recorded or live. It’s a free series, with options for people to donate to Ukrainian Red Cross or the compassion charity of their choice. If you know others who would find this helpful, please encourage them to register.
Deirdre Fay, MSW
Ms Fay has decades of experience exploring the intersection of trauma, attachment, yoga and meditation, and teaches “a radically positive approach to healing trauma.” Deirdre founded the Becoming Safely Embodied skills, the basis for this book, a manual of the same name, and is the author of Attachment-Based Yoga & Meditation for Trauma Recovery and co-author of Attachment Disturbances for Adults, as well as the co-author of chapters in Neurobiological Treatments of Traumatic Dissociation.
Becoming Safely Embodied – get the book & the wonderful bonuses!
Download Deirdre’s free Safe Guide to Healing Trauma & Attachment
Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT 500, YACEP, C-IAYT, is the founder of LifeForce Yoga® and a pioneer in the field of yoga and mental health. She is the author of Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books) and Yoga Skills for Therapists (W.W. Norton) and numerous magazine articles and book chapters. Amy is trained in Internal Family Systems, Level 2, and collaborates with IFS-certified therapists to offer integrated programs of IFS and LifeForce Yoga. She has been a consultant for research on the impact of Yoga on mood, and the evidence-based Yoga protocols for depression and anxiety she developed are used in therapeutic settings internationally and are featured on award-winning audio-visual products for mood management.
Amy’s latest offering, Yoga for Your Mood Deck: 52 Ways to Shift Depression and Anxiety, by Sounds True/Macmillan is available now! Her award-winning novel Temple Dancer, set in India in the 1940’s and in current day USA, is available everywhere, including Audible.