Befriending Your Emotions

Befriending Your Emotions with Scott Hendrickson and Maxine Norris –  Oct 21-22, 2017

1:15 to 3:15 pm
Ahwatukee studio

Full Weekend: $49 before Oct 15; $69 after Oct 15

What should I do with my emotions? Stuff them? Express them? Wear them Inside Out?

Emotions have been looked at as enemies and signs of worldly attachment by many different spiritual paths. The challenge, rather than subduing negative emotion, is to learn to tolerate these difficult energies and use them for personal, spiritual and social transformation!

In this highly participative workshop, we will explore our emotional landscape, both the terrains we welcome and resist, and develop practices for emotional navigation, including recognizing, accepting and acting from emotional energies. This workshop supports the practice of ahimsa, non-violence, by addressing the violence we inflict on our emotional selves, and on others, by our self-talk, suppression, or unconscious reactions.

Though it is encouraged to take both workshops together, workshop days may also be attended individually.

Meet Your Emotional Self: Saturday, Oct. 21st

  • What are emotions.
  • The job of emotions.
  • The felt body and mindful experience.
  • The experience of emotion – vulnerability.
  • Emotional phobia: attacking vs accepting the emotional self.

Befriending Emotions: Sunday, Oct. 22nd

  • Sitting with emotion.
  • Looking deeply into emotion.
  • Understanding emotional triggers and being triggered.
  • Emotional communication.
  • Your personal strategy for an emotional situation.

Purchase the full weekend workshop online

Saturday only – $29 before Oct 15; $39 after Oct 15

Purchase Saturday only online

Sunday only – $29 before Oct 15; $39 after Oct 15

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Maxine Norris, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and has been in private practice in Tempe since 1990 where she works with adults, couples and groups. Although primarily grounded in Gestalt Theory, her therapeutic work is flavored by other mindfulness-based theorists as well as the teachings of the Vietnamese monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, the American Buddhist nun, Pema Chodron, the practice of conscious
breathing and yoga.

Scott Hendrickson, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist working with individuals and couples in private practice since 1982. For over 25 years he was a faculty member with the Gestalt Institute of Phoenix participating in the training of hundreds of therapists. He was an invited presenter for the Arizona Psychological Association on Mindfulness practices and is regularly invited to present at ASU and for the Arizona Psychology Consortium. His work is influenced by his association