Accessing & Living from the Self: Meditation, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy
Webinar Series with Richard Schwartz and Loch
Free Intro. Session Wednesday, Feb. 28, 11am ET
5 Sessions: Wednesdays March 7, 14, 21 and Thursdays March 29 & April 5 @ 11:00 am ET
Please join Loch Kelly and Richard Schwartz for this Webinar Series. This webinar may also be downloaded and listened to later (once sessions are complete).Register Here
The goal in most meditation traditions from around the world is to awaken from the small separate self and into what has been called our True Nature, ground of Being, unity consciousness, Heart Mind or larger Self. In the IFS therapy model, this Self is the centerpiece and undamaged font that is the source of healing. Accessing this, no-self Self, and welcoming all our parts, is the ultimate medicine. The Self is not: a part of you, your ego or observing ego, a hypnotic or altered state, an image or your imagination, an archetype or separate soul, a guide or inner voice, subtle energy or a core state, your compassionate adult or the person your age today, nor a meditator or mindful witness.
Through his writing and teaching Loch Kelly has become an internationally known leader in helping people directly access Self in the midst of their daily lives. Richard Schwartz is expert at helping people bring the healing qualities of Self to their troubling inner voices, and parts of us that feel vulnerable, inadequate, and overwhelmed.
In this webinar, Dick and Loch will include 5 Zoom teaching sessions with experiential exercises each week and Q&A from participants. We will explore the remarkable possibility that Self is already here and is both who we are and what is being sought when parts of us feel alienated, fearful or in pain. We will explore how these parts of the psyche unburden when approached from the Self, with its natural respect, patience, and compassion.
These two leaders will not only teach and demonstrate their respective approaches to accessing Self but will also explore the connections between approaches and how to integrate them. Participants will leave with new tools for understanding and accessing their own Self-leadership and with the sense of having been part of a historic meeting.
The Five Sessions which includes experiential exercises, meditations and participant questions are titled:
Session 1: Framework for IFS, Self Leadership & Meditation
Session 2: The Qualities of the Self
Session 3: Accessing and Allowing More of Self
Session 4: Living Self in Your Daily Life
Session 5: Effortless Self
In this unique 5-week webinar participants will have the opportunity to:
- Learn about the Internal Family Systems model of psychotherapy and gain skills that make self-exploration engaging and deeply satisfying
- Go beyond basic mindfulness to discover your awake embodied Open-hearted Awareness
- Shift out of from an ego-center and into your essential Self which has compassion toward all your inner parts and others
- Recent neuroscience insights that support compassionate awakening, creativity and connection
- Unique contemporary versions of ancient meditation practices to live from compassionate, engaged Self-leadership
- Ways of liberating difficult emotions and repressed, shadow parts, by discovering your compassionate Heart Mind and living from Self
Loch Kelly, M.Div., LCSW is author of Shift into Freedom: The Science and Practice of Open-Hearted Awareness which was named “Top 10 Best Books of the Year” by Spirituality & Health. He is an educator, contemplative psychotherapist and recognized leader in the field of meditation and consciousness. Loch is the founder of the non-profit Open-Hearted Awareness Institute. He is a graduate of Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary, where he received a fellowship to study Insight Meditation, Advaita, and Tibetan Buddhism in Sri Lanka, India, and Nepal. He collaborates with neuroscientists at Yale, UPenn and NYU to study how awareness training can enhance compassion and wellbeing. Loch Kelly has recently released an audio called Effortless Mindfulness Now.Register Here