The Psychology of the Awakened Heart
Compassion, Love, and Joy—The Mindfulness Psychology of Well-Being
An eight-session course on the Mindful psychology of well-being commencing on 29th April
Normal course fee = €115 Save over 30% – only €85 if you pre-book & pay online before 29 April!
(offer ends at midnight on 28th April – http://www.opal.ie/awakened_heart.html)
Whatever our situation and circumstances are, the key to happiness and harmony in our life is the way that we live it. The Mindfulness meditation practices that you will be introduced to and practice on this course are beautiful, time-tested ways to awaken a compassionate, joyful, and loving heart. Mindfulness psychology and research from modern neuroscience both show enormous benefits from using these methods as a regular practice or in conjunction with conventional therapy.
Whether you are a therapist or health professional looking to explore how Mindfulness may benefit your clients, someone who wishes to develop their meditation practice or you are looking at alternative ways to improve your well-being The Psychology of the Awakened Heart, is a course that you should attend. The content is designed to meet the requirements of those new to Mindfulness and experienced practitioners alike.
The course is delivered by OPAL’s founder, Ray Sawyer-James (a Cognitive Psychotherapist and Mindfulness Teacher). Ray invites you to join him on this eight-session course on the Mindfulness psychology of well-being. Each session, Ray will present life-changing practices, wisdom teachings, and healing stories—offering a rich mix of practical and scientific information, as well as experiential exercises based on the timeless principles of Mindfulness psychology.
Embodying both mindfulness practice and psychological insight, the teachings of the awakened heart will show us how to work with ourselves and others to keep the heart open especially in times of suffering, when we often shut down. You will learn:
techniques and practices to befriend and forgive ourselves and others
the personal and clinical benefits of the inner science of joy
how to practice the transformative art of forgiveness
ways to awaken the courage to be happy; and much more.
Join Ray for eight sessions of powerful practices, heartfelt reminders, clear teachings, personal skill-building, and clinical tools, including:
The Four Foundations of healthy living: love, compassion, joy, inner peace (equanimity)
What modern neuroscience has shown to be benefits of these practices—healthier immune function, faster healing, improved brain and cell health
Guidance for cultivating love and respect for yourself and others
Awakening the heart of compassion—an act of courage, vulnerability, and the willingness to see deeply
The practice of forgiveness—letting go of blame, recrimination, and the need to be right
Understanding the mind’s role as story-creating engine—and how this faculty both helps and harms us
The many forms of self-delusion and how we can awaken from them
Guided practices for equanimity, peace, joy, and much more