One definition of compassion is “sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it.” (Mirriam-Webster Dictionary)
We can also apply compassion to ourselves, when we step into a witness state and perceive ourselves from a loving, sympathetic state.
As we continue to negotiate life in a field of pandemic, how are you feeling towards yourself and others? It is so easy for us to be judgmental, critical, angry, or otherwise non-accepting of how we are coping or how others are acting. This is always true but is, like many aspects of ourselves, potentially magnified by the stress of these challenging changing times.
Do you long to be gentler with yourself?
Could you be more accepting of the behaviour you or others engage in?
How loving do you feel these days?
What is your sense of being able to just be present with whatever you feel or perceive?
How sympathetic are you with the suffering of those you meet or learn about? Or of your own suffering?
Do you feel empowered to alleviate suffering? Or do you, like many these days, feel helpless, like you don’t know what to do or how on earth you could help?
In the mindful movement practice of Continuum, we practice being present with whatever aspects of ourselves emerge. We listen with respectful curiosity to how our bodies hold our history and can move beyond it. We practice slowing down, listening deeply, orienting to subtle fluid motion within our breath and tissues. In the process, our hearts open and we can deepen into compassionate being.
This 3-hour Continuum webinar class is guides us in nurturing our natural compassionate nature. Just as water doesn’t judge the rocks it encounters in a stream, so we learn to move with what is, allowing a gentle dissolving to soften our habits and patterns. We can emerge feeling relaxed, refreshed, more present and with a compassionate heart.
This class airs on Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 4 – 7 p.m. GMT (11 a.m. – 2 p.m. EST, 8 – 11 a.m. PST, 17:00 – 20:00 CET). The £35 cost is in GBP paid via PayPal. £25 early bird price available until June 10th is about $32 USD, $42 CAD, 29 euros.
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Cherionna Menzam-Sills is a prenatal and birth therapist, movement therapist and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist. Drawing on 40 years experience, her background includes an M.A. in Somatic Psychology (Dance/Movement Therapy) and a Ph.D. in Pre- and Perinatal Psychology, as well as Occupational Therapy, Massage Therapy, intensive study of BMC and Body-Mind Psychotherapy with Susan Aposhyan and 10 years intensive study with prenatal and birth psychotherapy pioneers, William Emerson and Ray Castellino. She worked intensively with founder of Continuum, Emilie Conrad for the last decade of her life. Emilie authorized her to teach Continuum in 2007. Her work is further informed by years of intensive Vipassana meditation practice and other mindfulness practices.