In this workshop, we will explore the neurobiology of emotions (affect); what they are, how they present physically and mentally, and how we can work with them,
Emotions are instantaneous and normal human responses that want our attention so that we can act, and they can move through us. Yet many of us are taught that certain emotions are negative and shouldn’t be experienced or acknowledged. By ignoring them or repressing them, we suffer in our relationships, disconnect from our own bodies, and can ultimately make ourselves sick.
The workshop will involve some experiential mindfulness practices and a lecture.
Loretta Curtin is a mindfulness educator, yoga teacher and social entrepreneur. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Melbourne (Australia), and has completed specialised training in yoga therapy and mindfulness for chronic pain, trauma sensitive yoga, yoga and neuroscience, restorative yoga, yoga and the polyvagal theory, Integrated Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT), and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). She has worked in the not-for-profit, education & training, and corporate sectors in a variety of roles, and is the co-founder of one of Australia's most visible Social Enterprises, Good Cycles. Loretta's mindfulness practice is the foundation for her courage, compassion, creativity and commitment to social change.
Find out more www.lorettacurtin.com