The Compassionate Witness

The Compassionate Witness: Being Present with Illness and Suffering with Christine Sherwood 12 Hour Continuing Ed Class 

For Registration and Upcoming Dates Contact:
Santa Fe School for Massage, Santa Fe NM

In this 12 hour class we will bring awareness to our comfort levels with illness, suffering and death. We will investigate where our different belief structures of illness arise from (family dynamics, life experiences, voices other than our own, society) and work with these conditioned responses so we can open to a greater understanding of our authentic self, thus creating more space for compassion and forgiveness. Yogic and Ayurveda principles will be utilized to support the processes. Through meditation, writing and interpersonal exercises in a supportive environment, we will explore how to remain present with our own suffering, and allow this honest questioning to teach us how to employ our own personal spiritual beliefs to life’s challenges and by doing so, remain connected to our self and others through joy and understanding.