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Cultivating Emotional Balance

December 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PST

A Daylong Retreat with Eve Ekman

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.

This day long is based in the Cultivating Emotional Balance, CEB, evidenced based training. CEB was developed at the request of the Dalia Lama by western scientists and eastern contemplative scholar during the 2000 Mind and Life meeting on destructive emotions, the curriculum fosters skills for emotional awareness’. The secular curriculum relies heavily on both wisdom traditions: the scientific research of emotions, stress, compassion and empathy and Buddhist approaches to mental balance, meaning, introspection, and genuine happiness

Developing emotional awareness means understanding our triggers ( what makes us emotional) experience ( how it fells) and response ( what we do or don’t when emotional). This awareness creates space between stimulus and reaction—expanding our capacity to be with our suffering, connect with others, and show up for life.

This daylong will begin with silence and contemplation through guided meditations and reflective writing. The afternoon will be an investigation in to how to work with our emotions using contemplative skills and will include mapping our emotion episodes, applying targeted heart practices to our regrettable emotional episodes and delving in to an embodied awareness of our emotions.


$100 Plus Monthly Supporters attend for no cost. TO RSVP AS A MONTHLY SUPPORTER, CLICK HERE.

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Cost: $35-75 sliding scale, plus dana (donation) to support the teacher. Scholarships are available. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Pre registration is closed. Please register at the door.


Eve Ekman PhD is currently a clinical instructor and researcher  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.


December 9, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Eve Ekman


San Francisco Center
2701 Folsom St.
San Francisco,CA94110United States
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