SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Freedom with Our Inner Critics: A Zen and Mindfulness Approach

Saturday, February 28, 201, 9 am - 5 pm

San Francisco Zen Center,
300 Page Street
San Francisco, CA, 94102

Do you notice inner critics that judge you harshly?

Do you believe that inner critics keep you from finding contentment?

Is it possible for inner critics to calm down?

Many of us do our best to keep inner critics away, or we try to get rid of them, just to find that this simply does not work. No matter what we do, they keep trying to get our attention. Maybe, they have another message that we need to pay attention to.

With the use of mindfulness and Zen meditation, participants will be offered ways to stop, recognize, and listen as we practice new ways to relate to recurring thoughts and emotional patterns of critical self-judgment. We may find that these harsh voices are pointing to our innermost desires for safety, love and wholeness. We will practice relating to inner critic voices, cultivating our natural ability to listen in a field of calmness and compassion.

Deeply listening to self-critics and learning to engage with them with friendly creativity will start the transformational process of developing self-acceptance and self-compassion. This process leads to a kinder, more compassionate attitude toward ourselves.

This workshop meets the CE criteria for several health-care professional designations and is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators.

Cost: $100