A Month of Mindful Connection ($36)
class begins february 1
Relationships are beautiful and complex. This course provides a month of mindfulness focused on connection. Bring awareness to interactions with yourself, others, and the world. Identify your needs and strengths. Explore your vulnerabilities. Practice deep listening and skillful speech. Understand and release both fear and blame. Change habitual “dances” with people, devices, and the news. Become more present in your life. Practice in ordinary, doable ways with both a teacher and a community. It’s possible to create meaningful, wholehearted relationships. Small steps have big impact. Register now.
Each week, there are four mini-lessons, which include short teachings, guided meditations, reflections, writing prompts, and everyday practice suggestions. Each lesson is a small, accessible path to connection, understanding, and growth. If you choose to enroll, the teachings are available not just for a month, but all year long. (I host this class on a protected page of my website, to which you have lifetime access.) This is a "live" course, in that it's happening now, but there's no particular time you need to show up. Take in the posts as they come or digest them during the weekend—whatever works best for you.
PROLOGUE: Logistics, getting started, first practice, and investigation of relationships
WEEK 1 (YOU): Opening to vulnerability, identifying needs, and understanding strengths; taking connection space*
WEEK 2 (OTHERS): Releasing fear and blame, deep listening, and skillful speech; taking connection space
WEEK 3 (THE WORLD): News, devices and social media, and solitude; taking connection space
WEEK 4 (DAILY LIFE): Forming new habits, changing a “dance,” and being present; taking connection space
*Each week includes a day of “connection space,” where you practice in new, kind, nourishing ways
Because this course is live—happening now—we practice and share as community. Your connection is personal, done in private and at your own pace, yet there's safe space to share your experience and hear from others. This makes us feel less alone and more brave. We all have yays and difficulties, insights and roadblocks. You move through this course on your own, yet supported by me and the other participants.
Mindful connection is accessible to everyone. It's possible to heal and grow relationships, even in the busyness. It's possible to make conscious choices. It's possible to understand ourselves and others in ways that invite genuine connection. Here's a video invitation from me (it’s less than 2 minutes and describes the class in a personal, heartfelt way):
We often sabotage our own efforts by thinking circumstances must be perfect and changes big, but I suggest a different philosophy: start right where you are and make small steps. If you want more connection, love, and understanding in your life, then you must begin. Commit to yourself for a month and also let things be imperfect, messy, and real. Join the class on your own. Or join with a group of friends, family, or coworkers. Do whatever supports your practice and your willingness to begin. (Please contact me if you have questions.)
Class begins February 1. If you register now, you get immediate access to the Prologue: logistics, getting started, and first practice.