Embodied Attunement Class a 5 week training April 6 - May 4
For caring adults, parents, and helping professionals (therapists, medical professionals, teachers, healers, etc) who want more ease in your work and relationships, less exhaustion, and greater confidence in your ability to know what to do when things get hard.
You care deeply about your relationships with others... You want to provide the best care for your children or the people you work with. But sometimes you feel so exhausted - like you are losing yourself. You get irritable, frustrated… or you feel lost, like you don’t know what to do to help others or yourself.
You’ve tried figuring out what others need and trying to provide that. You’ve tried taking better care of yourself but self care begins to feel like just another task… and you are already overwhelmed! It can feel like the more you give, the more is asked of you.
You really want more playfulness and more enjoyment in your life and relationships.
You try so hard and it doesn’t feel like enough…
You may be trying too hard. You may be helping others in a way that leaves your own needs out. And it can feel like the only other option is to leave their needs out - and that feels selfish. This can be very disheartening.
There is another way. A way in which you can be there for your loved ones and those you work with without losing or sacrificing yourself.
Our bodies and minds are made to connect with each other. This natural process is called Embodied Attunement. This is our most primary need. When we can find this attunement with one another, everything else begins to work itself out: solutions arise on their own, difficulties ease naturally, we feel more ease and enjoyment... We find ourselves knowing just what to do right there in the moment. It feels like magic when it happens…and in a way it is.
But we can’t find this experience through our thinking mind. And it can feel like a crap shoot whether it happens or not. So we often rely on our thinking mind to try to make things better relationally and it doesn’t go well…
The good news is that Embodied Attunement is a skill that can be practiced and developed. We can tap into our social circuitry and experience how attunement happens naturally.
Embodied Attunement has 5 specific qualities that can be practiced:
In this 5 week class we will explore and practice each of these 5 qualities and how they work together to give us the experience of attuned connection. These relational practices will help us find more ease, more enjoyment and more confidence in our ability to respond well, even when things get challenging.
And as part of this training in Embodied Attunement you will receive two private sessions with Melanya to give you personalized practices that are just right for you and what is happening in your life.
Group meetings for 5 weeks, Thursdays, April 6 - May 4, 7-9pm at The Brooklyn Bay in SE Portland
2 private sessions with Melanya
Simple personalized practices to take into your daily life and work
Audio recordings of mindfulness practices used in class
The opportunity to meet and practice with other people interested in embodied attunement
The cost for the 5 week class, including the 2 private sessions: $400 if registered before March 16 $425 after March 16
A $200 deposit will hold your spot in the class. The remainder is due by March 30
Classes and private sessions will be held at The Brooklyn Bay Class size will be small - space is limited