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Self-empathy: the foundation for all relationships

April 5, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

with Aviva Longinotti
This class will focus on the wonderful, but sometimes challenging practice of self empathy. In difficult times we either blame ourselves, blame others, or some combination of both. When we are stuck in blame, we cannot move towards understanding.
Join in and explore some ideas on how to practice self empathy.
We will talk about the steps of self empathy: 
~ becoming aware of our reactive thoughts: harsh judgments of ourselves or the other person
~ connecting to our feelings
~ connecting to our needs
~ possible curiosity about the other person’s need
We will use role-plays with “hard to hear” messages as a catalyst for self empathy.  If you’d rather not volunteer to do this, no worries. You are welcome to learn by observing.
I look forward to this class,
Aviva Longinotti


April 5, 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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NVC Santa Cruz