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Embodying Empathy — An April Workshop in Berkeley!

February 25, 2013

A day-long intensive with Nick Walker and Karla McLaren

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Saturday, April 6th, 2013 in Berkeley

Empathy is everywhere in the news, in books, and in our conversations about each other and our world — and empathy is possibly the most important social skill you possess. However, empathy can be very fragile.

It is common to get triggered and lose the capacity to empathize in the presence of conflict, difference, anger, fear, anxiety, and defensiveness. You may attack or withdraw, or you may become unable to think or feel your way to a more workable response.

The solution: Learn to fully embody your empathy so that it becomes a safe and reliable stance that you can return to in times of trouble.

Empathy as an embodied practice

Photo of Nick Walker and studentIn Embodying Empathy, somatic psychologist and aikido sensei Nick Walker and empath Karla McLaren will help you access your empathy tangibly so that you can work through your triggers and use all of your emotions as the essential resources they are.

This one-day experiential workshop will help you befriend and strengthen your natural empathic abilities and access your emotional awareness with support and ease.

You’ll learn to stay grounded and empowered in difficult interactions, speak your truth and set boundaries compassionately, bridge differences, identify and work with emotions in yourself and others, understand how emotions interrelate (and how they sometimes don’t), and bring empathy to even your most challenging relationships.

Photo of Karla McLarenWe really look forward to seeing you at Embodying Empathy! Thank you for bringing your empathy and your emotional awareness to a waiting world.

When: Saturday, April 6th, 2013, from 10am to 5pm (please arrive by 9:45am).

Where: Studio Twelve, at 2525 Eighth Street (between Dwight & Parker) in Berkeley, California.

Registration: $85 per person; $75 for students and seniors.

Please use the PayPal button below to register. Advance online registration is required.


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Please contact us if you have any questions.

Studio Twelve is part of the Sawtooth Studio building in West Berkeley. Come in the door numbered 2525, and Studio Twelve will be on your left. There’s good on-street parking, plus a parking lot across the street from the studio.

There are several good restaurants within easy walking distance of the studio. You’re also welcome to bring a lunch and eat it in the studio during our lunch break.

Wear comfortable clothes for moving, and layers for changeable weather. Cushions and some back supports will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own. Please arrive by 9:45am.

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