Three Ways to Get Comfortable with Vulnerability Part 2 - Maureen Cooper

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Three Ways to Get Comfortable with Vulnerability: Finding Ease with Uncertainty and Change workshop with Maureen Cooper Part 2

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Three Ways to Get Comfortable with Vulnerability.

When you meet a person for the first time what are the things you look for? We could come up with a whole list but fundamentally, we want to feel that someone is accessible. We hope that they will understand something of where we are coming from.

The root of that accessibility, the ability to see another person clearly, comes from being comfortable with one’s own vulnerability. Yet the truth is that it is the very quality we try to hide in ourselves. Why? Because we are afraid that to be vulnerable is to be weak. If we’re seen as weak how can we make a good impression, or be successful? Who will want to spend time with us, or feel affection for us? So we armour up and hide away the tender part of ourselves that is the very core that people long to connect with.

These three workshops will explore how understanding, connecting with and owning our vulnerability will make us stronger and more resilient.

They will take place each week for three weeks:

11 May 2021: Understanding and Accepting Our Vulnerability

18 May 2021: Finding Ease with Uncertainty and Change

25 May 2021: Seeing the Big Picture

The workshops will be practical, inter-active and participants will leave with tools they can immediately put into action.

  • People can download a copy of the chapter on self-compassion from The Stress Workbook for free on this link

This workshop will be hosted on the Zoom meeting platform where we will use our camera and microphones to interact with each other as a group.

To support practitioners in this time of extraordinary circumstances we are offering access to this group for a self-select fee.

The self-select fee is a radical inclusion policy to open learning for all colleagues. The guide price for this event is £20.00, however, we appreciate that income varies greatly in different locations and circumstances. Please contribute what you can to help us maintain inclusive professional training.

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Maureen Cooper

Maureen is the founding director of Awareness in Action, an organization dedicated supporting people to make sustainable wellbeing part of their lives—through developing clarity, connection and openness.

Drawing on more than thirty years of experience as a professional educator, senior manager in a non-profit organization, an entrepreneur and as an experienced practitioner of Buddhist meditation, she leads Awareness in Action workshops and training programs in the UK and Europe.

Her new book, The Stress Workbook is a groundbreaking effort that brings together the best of modern science and the wisdom of the world’s ancient contemplative traditions into a practical manual for thriving in today’s fast-paced world. Although born in London, UK love took Maureen to Amsterdam, The Netherlands where she lives with her husband.

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