Emotional Self Defense, November 15

September 29, 2018

Self Defense at the Library

This fall, the Portsmouth Public Library offers a monthly series on Self Defense.

Emotional Self-Defense
Building Resilience through Mindfulness
Being OK When Everything Around You is Not OK
Thursday November 15 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM

In this two-hour workshop, you will learn the simple practice of mindfulness that can build the skills of self-awareness, empathy and compassion, which forms the foundation of resilience. This practice is not about getting rid of our thoughts, any more than life is about getting rid of all our challenges. It is about working with our thoughts skillfully, seeing them for what they are and being able to use them to respond to our life with choices that support our happiness and well-being, even under difficult conditions.

The workshop will include sitting and walking practice, guided meditation, experiential activities and discussion. No experience necessary. Everyone is welcome. Space is limited – please call 766-1720 to register!

Some topics we will address:

•    Being with what’s difficult without getting swallowed up
•    Putting things in perspective
•    See the difference between avoidable and unavoidable stress
•    Accepting, adapting, and appreciating change

This workshop will be taught by Liz Korabek-Emerson, a certified mindfulness teacher, transformational workshop leader and creative coach dedicated to helping people become more resilient in their workplaces, homes and communities. Korabek-Emerson has designed mindfulness programs for individuals and organizations, including the Portsmouth Hospital, Beacon Hospice, Liberty Mutual and the Riverwoods Retirement Community. She leads weekly drop-in groups at the Portsmouth Hospital and Gateway Taiji Studio, and has been a volunteer facilitator for the library’s Weekly Meditation program. Find out more at korabektraining.com.

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Self Defense with person on a mountain