Simple strategies for harmony & depth in all your relationships
Do you get triggered in your relationships? Confused by strong emotions you don’t always understand or caught in habitual behaviours that somehow end up creating even more disconnection or conflict?
And how bad is it when you try to tell your partner (or your friends, family members or colleagues) what you are feeling, but then they react, and you end up feeling pissed off, disconnected or alone?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be able to communicate freely, clearly expressing your needs, and having greater harmony and depth in all your relationships? Imagine if you could learn simple tools to deepen your self-awareness, resolve conflict and get your needs met!
Facilitated by Dr Richard Chambers, a clinical psychologist and leading expert in mindfulness, and Elisa Caro, an internationally-recognised expert in tantra and conscious relationships, MINDFUL CONNECTION will help you have a better with yourself and others.
What you will get
You will learn how to bring mindfulness to all of your relationships so you can:
- Let go of habitual behaviours and reactions that are creating conflict and disconnection
- Communicate with others in ways that create harmony and get you what you need
- Use conflict and emotional reactions to expand your self-awareness (rather than getting trapped in them)
Our MINDFUL CONNECTION workshop draws upon the latest research and neuroscience, and blends mindfulness, tantra, Nonviolent Communication and Emotion-Focused Therapy. It includes a dynamic mix of practical exercises, role-plays, meditations and embodiment exercises to give you the confidence to apply these strategies in everyday life.
You will walk away with:
- Greater self-awareness.
- A deeper understanding of psychological processes and relationship dynamics, including how conflict is caused and how to overcome it.
- Effective, practical tools for conflict resolution that you will feel confident applying.
- A simple but powerful 5-step process you can apply anytime you are triggered that will increase harmony and connection. This is a process we developed in our own relationship and coaching/therapy, which we apply as much as we can.
- An MP3 of the 5-step process to aid your practice and application.
Who is it for?
This workshop is for everyone who wants more harmony and connection in their relationship with themselves and others. It is suitable for singles, couples, and people of all genders and sexual orientations.
When, where and how much?
Sunday 18 August 9:30am to 6pm
(Feel free to come a bit earlier for a cuppa and to meet the other awesome participants).
General admission: $180
Bring a friend $330
Elisa is an internationally-recognised tantra teacher and mindful sexuality and intimacy coach. Although she didn’t realise it at the time, her parents taught her self-awareness and self-love practices throughout her life, and she has come to embody these in everything that she does. After a brief interlude as a civil engineer, she began teaching tantra and mindful relating around the world and has helped countless people have better relationships with themselves and others.
Richard is a clinical psychologist and leading expert in mindfulness. He is the author of 3 books and countless journal and popular media articles, a developer of the Smiling Mind app, and is leading an initiative to embed mindfulness in the curriculum for students at Monash University. Over the past 20 years, Richard has practised mindfulness meditation and done extensive training in tantra and psychological techniques, using these to improve his relationships with others, and teaching what works to his clients.
Find more information about Richard at www.drrichardchambers.com
We apply what we learn and teach in our own relationship, constantly revising and growing together. We still definitely get stuck sometimes, but we always use this as an opportunity to look more deeply into ourselves and how we relate to others. Somehow we have bridged the divide between the worlds of tantra and clinical psychology – no easy task, to be honest – and now have a shared understanding of what brings us greater intimacy and harmony, and what gets in the way of that. We are passionate about teaching others what we have discovered so they can have more fulfilling relationships.
What should I bring?
You should come with a notebook & pen (so you can write down your insights and the practices). Bring a water bottle because conscious relating can be thirsty work. And dress comfortably.
I am single. Can I come without a partner?
Absolutely! Our workshop will help you create deeper, more harmonious connections not only with partners but with yourself, your friends, family and colleagues.
Can I come WITH my partner?
Yes, definitely. You are free to work together in the exercises (which can be very powerful) OR you can work with other participants to practise the skills, and then apply them together afterwards.
I’m new to this, are beginners welcome?
Yes, we will cover a range of topics and exercises that will meet the needs of people at all levels of experience with conscious relating.