Embodied Emotional Awareness
A Daylong Retreat with Eve Ekman
Saturday, February 25th
We wouldn’t want a life without the pull of our emotions—whether we are experiencing love and joy or grief and sadness, our emotions help us navigate our lives, discern what we need, and relate to others. Yet, overwhelming emotions can leave us feeling triggered, drained, and unable to engage in the fullness of life. When the pull of our emotions becomes too strong, we get caught in reactivity when what we truly long for is safety and connection.
But we can use our emotional life as a tool for transformation. As we gain a richer understanding of the inner-workings of emotion, and come to understand how to drop in to our own experiences with awareness and ease, we create space between stimulus and reaction—expanding our capacity to be with our suffering, connect with others, and show up for life.
In this experiential training you will learn about contemplative and western scientific approaches to understanding emotions. You will be guided through meditation training in non-distraction and an embodied experience of our emotions. There will be discussion and reflective writing throughout the day. Join us, bring your emotions.
Eve Ekman is currently a Post Doctoral Scholar at UCSF’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Ekman’s research interests were inspired by her experience as a medical social worker in the emergency department of San Francisco General Hospital coupled with her training in the applied emotion regulation and mindfulness intervention: Cultivating Emotional Balance, CEB. At the Osher Center for Integrative medicine Eve continues to refine the conceptual framework, research and training in the areas of meaning, empathy and burnout. In addition to research, Eve provides training based in Cultivating Emotional Balance to a wide array of clients in technology, health care, criminal justice, law and education both domestically and internationally. Eve lives in her beloved hometown of San Francisco and enjoys surfing, cooking and getting lost in nature.
Open to all.
Cost: $35-75 sliding scale, plus dana (donation) to support the teacher. Scholarships are available. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Online registration closed. Walk ins welcome.
This daylong retreat will be held at Against the Stream San Francisco
2701 Folsom Street 415.695.2864