Strength from Within at Spanish House

Led by Poonam Desai 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
April 11th, 2018
When we think about being compassionate, we often forget ourselves in the equation! Though we are quick to share a kind word with a friend, it is easiest for us to be harsh and critical toward ourselves. Compassion is the beautiful practice of pairing empathy with action. However, if we are not filling our own cup through kind words and honoring different aspects of ourselves- good and bad, we do ourselves a great disservice. In this workshop, we will cultivate true strength from within by exploring the roots of these negative attitudes toward the self, understanding the science and benefits of self-compassion, and practicing internal kindness.
Poonam Desai is a Certified Instructor of Mindfulness through Mindful Schools, with more than 300 hours of training completed. She has maintained a personal practice for over 10 years and has completed six 10-day meditation retreats in addition to several other shorter retreats. Dr. Desai is a licensed psychologist and a licensed specialist in school psychology in the state of Texas. She has worked in the fields of education and mental health for the past nine years, with a particular area of interest in mindfulness and social-emotional learning. She is currently a mental health trainer and psychologist at Momentous Institute. She believes mindfulness and compassion are the two things that will change the world, but also that the first revolution is always internal. 
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