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January 5th to January 10th, 2014 — The Art of Empathy at Kripalu

November 18, 2013

The Art of Empathy Retreat
Learning How to Balance Connection, Self-Awareness, and Healthy Intimacy

Empathy is possibly your most essential skill, yet many of us trip over it because we weren’t taught how it works. In this week-long program at the delightful Kripalu retreat center in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, you’ll join empathy pioneer Karla McLaren in an experiential exploration of The Art of Empathy.

No matter where you start — whether you’re highly empathic or whether you’re having difficulty accessing your empathy — you’ll learn how to work with empathy in grounded and accessible ways.

This retreat has already happened! If you’d like to join another retreat, Karla will be teaching at Hollyhock from June 6th to June 11th, 2014. Learn more here.

In this week-long program, you’ll explore:

  • The Six Essential Aspects of Empathy and how to work with each one
  • A unique empathic approach to emotions and social intelligence that will make your empathy much easier to understand
  • Five Empathic Mindfulness Skills to help you live more comfortably, empathically, and authentically
  • Specific empathic communication skills to nurture healthy empathy in your relationships at home, and work, and in your community
  • Numerous self-soothing skills to help you access your empathy in challenging situations
  • Ideas and practices to help you create healthy empathic environments at home and at work — for yourself, your children, your family, and your co-workers

If your empathy is too intense, you’ll learn how to manage it more comfortably, and if empathy is confusing for you, you’ll learn how to understand it more clearly.

No matter where you start, you’ll learn how to balance connection and intimacy with self-awareness, and you’ll learn how to develop healthy empathy!

Continuing Education Units available
Social Workers are eligible to receive 23.5 Continuing Education Credit hours

Cost and registration details

Tuition is $350 for the week-long Art of Empathy program (Sunday, January 5th through Friday, January 10th, 2014), plus your choice of food and lodging options.

About the Kripalu Center

Kripalu is a wonderful retreat center famous for the gentle form of yoga that shares its name. Each day of your stay, you’ll spend time in the Art of Empathy workshop, plus you’ll have options for yoga, stretching, dance, or massage and bodywork — it’s a relaxed and comfortable way to learn.

Kripalu is also famous for its delicious and healthy menus, with options for every dietary need. If you’d like to try a healthier lifestyle or get your eating and exercise back on track, Kripalu is an excellent destination. It’s really a 3-for-1; you get a relaxing vacation, a delicious health retreat, and an Art of Empathy workshop all in one!

This retreat has already happened! If you’d like to join another retreat, Karla will be teaching at Hollyhock from June 6th to June 11th, 2014. Learn more here.

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