Working with Reactivity in Couples and Families: A Buddhist Psychological Approach to Strong Emotions

Emotions are filters for how we experience the significant people in our lives.  When in the grip of a strong emotion, there is a narrowing of attention, which inhibits our capacity to see things clearly.  This is particularly true with the compelling nature of negative emotions.  When we feel injured, threatened, or shamed, we are at risk of using our thoughts, language and action unskillfully.  Drawing on a Buddhist influenced psychological perspective, this workshop will focus on the nature of emotional experience and the way it can cause havoc and harm in relationships.  Particular attention will be paid to the way reactivity can become amplified and multiplied in systemic work.

  • June 2, 2017
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm