Minding the Pain Body and Taming the Mind (a free teleclass)

In response to the Sandy Hook Tragedy, I am grateful to introduce a free Mama’s Comfort Camp teleclass with my friend and mentor, Jaya the Trust Coach.

Jaya’s teachings were instrumental in my UnGuilt Trip (that’s what I call my recovery from postpartum depression and anxiety), and in keeping my marriage healthy during the time DH was working towards getting his Tenure at Cornell (they don’t call us faculty widows for nothing, you know).
Jaya is an expert at teaching people how to trust*: themselves, the universe, and the process, especially in hard times.

So I present you with this special teleclass:

Minding the Pain Body and Taming the Mind
(when faced with hard events and harsh emotions)

Big and small events in our lives and the larger realms of politics and culture can shake us up, throw us off, and drop-kick us into pain, anxiety, sorrow, fear, anger, outrage. … When we have children in our care, it’s (even more) important to be able to manage these feelings and still show up in a solid and present way for the mundane tasks and structures that make up and hold together daily life. In this program, we’ll look at how to work with the pain body to stay present to ourselves so that we have presence to extend to others (oxygen mask on the mama first). We’ll also look at how to work with our thoughts when we don’t necessarily have that much time or privacy to think things through. There’ll be plenty of room for Q and A. Please join us as we pull ourselves together in the company of other mamas in the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook elementary school. 

The teleclass recording is available now:

Due to the nature of this being a conference call with most participants calling in using their cellphones, the sound quality is not ideal. I tried cleaning it up using an audio program, it’s better than it was, but still not perfect.

Click this link to download the class recording from DropBox. You don’t need a Dropbox account to download it.
Click this link to listen online using SoundCloud

 

Why a Teleclass?
Jaya is right here in Ithaca, and it is oh-so-tempting to hold a live event together. But we want to make this tool available to Mama’s Comfort Campers everywhere, thus we are choosing to hold this class via conference call.

When:
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 8:30pm EST.
The call will be recorded and the recording will be shared here.

Can’t participate live but have questions for me or Jaya?
Ask your questions in the comments on this page.

Where:
The comfort of your own phone, via a conference call service. (Your regular phone charges may apply.)

How this is going to work:
On Tuesday afternoon I will share the call numbers here on this page.  At the time of the call, 8:30pm Eastern, you will call the number provided, and Jaya and I will be there, waiting for you and the rest of the callers. Jaya and I will be waiting for you.

I’m looking forward to hearing your voices.

You are not required to participate live, just listening is perfectly fine. If none of the callers would like to be coached live, Jaya will coach me. And we’ll work through the questions that would be submitted in advance  in the Mama’s Comfort Camp FB group or in the comments on this page.
A link to the call recording will be available for download on this page later.

Who:
Mama’s Comfort Campers and others. Feel free to share this event with friends and loved ones.  

About group coaching:
In Jaya’s words: When people experience group coaching in any form, they benefit greatly from anyone else’s work because, as Marianne Williamson would put it, “There’s only one of us here.” Byron Katie likes to say, “All stressful thoughts are recycled.”
When I lead a group, I use two methods. I either facilitate individuals, taking care to use statements that feel pertinent to the others present, or I facilitate the group on an agreed-upon universal statement, with all present chiming in with their answers to the inquiry questions. Silent participants are always welcome. All present are encouraged to maximize the benefits of the coaching by answering the questions for themselves whether this happens internally or externally. I love the power of group conversation and the deep sense of connection (to self and to others present) that so often results. I look forward to the experience with the Mamas of the Comfort Camp.

Just so we are clear: Jaya will be teaching most of the class, I’ll probably participate, but she will be at the helm.
She is brilliant, you will love her. I will start offering teleclasses of my own teachings in the new year, but learning from Jaya is a treat I’m thrilled to be serving you with. Sign up to our mailing list (on the sidebar on the right) to get notified of our upcoming classes.

This is a Donations Accepted event.

Those of you who are able to make a donation towards the time, effort, and the body of knowledge that will make this event a healing experience for all, are welcome to send paypal donations to yael@mamascomfortcamp.com.

If this is not the right time for you to make a financial donation, please don’t let that be a barrier for your participation. You are absolutely welcome to participate free of charge, no strings attached, (and please no guilt over this, only love.) 
You can always show your support to Mama’s Comfort Camp in other ways: invite your friends to join us, comment on posts on our website and share our blog posts with your followers and friends. Even these steps are appreciated bu never required. If the call sounds like something that would be helpful for you, please join us.

Jaya coaching helps people find ease and clarity in many areas of life, parenting being just one of them.
I just love this:

All that ever keeps you from clear parenting is a thought. And thoughts can be questioned. Thoughts can be changed.

So I hope you can join us for this call.
With all the love in the world,
Yael + Jaya

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*When we met four years ago, Jaya had a different business name, and she took on the name The Trust Coach after I pointed out that this is her gift. I love love love naming things, like groups, classes and businesses, and I get much joy from knowing that I came up with a name that helps this special teacher find her right people in the world.

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