Befriending Yourself is an online community that explores a contemporary, embodied, trauma-informed approach to spirituality and healing.
The current module, which began in March and will run through June 2021 is on Resting Your Nervous System: Embodying a Trauma-Sensitive Spirituality and Discovering a Felt Sense of Safety. This module is currently closed to new members, however will be made available in a home study version later in 2021. Please sign up to the mailing list to be notified of its availability.
The most recent module, which ran from December 2020 through February 2021, was an exploration of working with the shadow and the lost pieces of the soul. The shadow course – Embracing the Shadow and the Path of Light – is now available as a self-guided home study course which you can learn about here.
Our fall 2020 module, which ran from September through November 2020, focused on shame and transforming the core wound of unworthiness, from neurobiological, psychological, and meditative perspectives.
The structure of Befriending Yourself includes three live online sessions each month, where we gather as a community for meditation and experiential work; live interaction and Q&A; and presentations on the nature an embodied, trauma-sensitive, psychologically-grounded approach to transformation and healing. For those unable to join us live (many are not), you will receive a video replay of each session, audio MP3s, and a downloadable, written transcript.
During the sessions, I cover a variety of topics including working with the shadow, embodiment, and somatic attunement; the essential role of the body in healing; neuroscience, healing trauma, and attachment wounding; resting the nervous system and the felt sense of safety; alchemical work and the integration of difficult emotional experience; the modern-day path of the hero/ine and the wounded healer; the transfomative role of grief on the journey; and a re-humanized approach to spirituality in contemporary times.