The key to emotional wellness is not feeling happy all the time. Instead, it’s about knowing how to take care of ourselves when big emotions come up. And these days, there’s no shortage of things triggering some of our deepest fears and concerns.
In this workshop, we’ll explore how to:
- Calm the nervous system using yoga and mindfulness practices
- Tend to your vulnerable parts with loving-kindness
- Metabolize big feelings with the Internal Family Systems approach to compassionate witnessing
Find ease even when things aren’t easy
About the Methods
While we tend to associate yoga with physical health, the wider system of yoga was designed to ease disharmony in the mind and reduce stress. Modern research has verified that the full array of yoga practices
not only reduces emotional stress but also contributes to physical health and well-being. We’ll explore gentle movement, breathwork, and mindfulness meditation to ease physical and emotional tension.
Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a therapeutic process founded on the principle that our personality is comprised of myriad sub-personalities, or Parts, that help us to manage and engage in our lives. IFS Parts Work is a process of engaging with these different parts to uncover their motivations and fears while helping them to take on less restrictive beliefs and behaviors. In this way, we can learn to creatively engage in our lives with courage and compassion.
About Jennifer O’Sullivan:
Jennifer O’Sullivan, a certified IFS Practitioner, who empowers individuals through shame-free embodied practices, drawing from yoga, Buddhist mindfulness, and the Internal Family Systems model. With almost two decades of experience, she facilitates transformative journeys, helping clients gain clarity, foster self-compassion, and align with their values.