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Cultivating Emotional Balance

November 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST

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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 28, 2017

A Four Week Class Series with Eve Ekman.

Our emotions can lead us to our greatest joys and most painful sorrows. In their most creative capacity, they are guides pointing us towards who we truly are and what is most meaningful in our lives. At their most destructive, we are caught by them: lost in the grip of anger, sadness, fear, or overwhelm. This suffering is something we have all felt, but we can create more space, choice, and ease in the face of it.

The Cultivating Emotional Balance, CEB, training was sparked during a meeting between behavioral scientists, a neuroscientist, a monk, a philospher, and the Dalai Lama in 2000, as a new approach to understanding our emotional lives. Combining contemporary scientific research, mindfulness, and Brahma Vihara (lovingkindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity) practices, this class series will give participants new tools for working with emotion.

CEB is 42 hours, in this mini CEB course over four weeks, participants will use mindfulness practice, small group dialogue, and personal reflection to:

• Understand how emotions work, and how they can work for and not against us;
• Recognize and work with emotional triggers;
• Deepen awareness, stable attention, and relaxation;
• Increase compassion for the self and others;
• Cultivate genuine happiness and mental balance.

All are welcome. This class is open to all levels of meditation experience.

Cost: $80 for class series or $70 if paid before first class, plus dana (donation) to support the teacher. Scholarships are available. No one turned away for lack of funds.


$100 Plus Monthly Supporters attend for no cost. TO RSVP AS A MONTHLY SUPPORTER, CLICK HERE.
Please CLICK HERE for more info on our Monthly Supporter program.




Eve Ekman is currently a clinical instructor UCSF’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and does research on emotion, empathy and burnout. 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.


November 7, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Eve Ekman


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