[Event held at Blueberry Gardens, 237 Ashton Rd., Ashton, MD] [Full day (9:30am - 5:00pm) or Half Day (9:30am - 12:30pm) options available] This workshop is designed for those who would like to work toward healing or deepening relationships with partners, family members, friends, and coworkers. In this workshop, we will be applying a variety of mindfulness techniques, meditations, exercises, and Buddhist teachings to help participants to work through relational difficulties and cultivate interconnectedness. Participants may come alone or with someone they would like to work with during the workshop.
(Note: Participants in particularly tenuous relationships may be better served by coming to the workshop alone. Long-established patterns of interaction leading to relationships that are close to being severed are probably not best worked out in a group setting.)
Participants should bring comfortable clothing, layers for adjusting to the temperature and pillows. Chairs, yoga mats and floor seating will be provided. Some scholarship available. To inquire about scholarship, contact Stan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quotes from a previous workshop:
“I was reminded of RAIN, a tool that I think is quite useful. I was able to introduce my partner to meditation in the applied context of some challenging relationship issues we're dealing with. In many ways, this day was more helpful than the couples therapy we've been doing. The difficult conversation practice gave us an opportunity to communicate the journey we'd each been on that day in relation to a recent painful event. I clarified my desires in this relationship and was able to communicate those.”
“I know a lot of the things I need to work on, but it is difficult to face those issues. I found the exercises and strategies presented at the workshop to be very powerful because each of them helped me get to the core, or the essence of what I would like to achieve. Each exercise and strategy had a purpose and was interconnected. I definitely walked away feeling more accomplished and positive. It was great!”
Stan Eisenstein is the founder and principal teacher of the Columbia Insight Meditation Group. He is a full teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and a graduate of the Meditation Teacher Training Institute with lead teacher Tara Brach. He teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8-week courses. Stan is a primary mentor for the Power of Awareness online meditation training program, with teachers Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. He is a recently retired high school physics teacher (at Centennial High School). He has a Masters in Social Work from University of Maryland. To read what some of Stan’s students have to say about him and his courses, go to http://mindfulresources.net/testimonials.html