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Lead Your Life: Be Calm, Connected and Effective in the Dynamics of Daily Life

About This Event

Many of us find those moments of peace or even have a regular practice to meditate and reflect. And yet, tossed into the speed of daily life, juggling myriad responsibilities, faced with “difficult people”, we might find we lose that sense of calm, clarity, compassion and courage. We say, “I wasn’t myself”, “It was a knee jerk reaction”, “Something just took over”, “Why did I do it again?”  So, who or what is driving our lives? How do we access and act from our centered, best self amid dynamic stressors, when someone pushes our buttons, when the rubber meets the road? How do we translate contemplative practice and awareness into daily life, so we lead our lives?

This workshop will dive into these questions.  Drawing from emerging brain science and the most impactful psychological constructs, such as Internal Family Systems, we will learn to recognize when we are operating from an optimal state of being and when we are not. We will appreciate what “knocks us off our game”, how our inner system perceives and manages stressors, and how we can learn to choose a constructive response to life challenges.  As we develop this self-awareness and relationship with ourselves, we are positioned to approach our relationships with others in a new, more effective way.  The goal is to leave this workshop with accessible and practical strategies to shift into your best self, connect compassionately, confidently contribute, and bring forth greater possibilities with each interaction and situation in your daily life.

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  • Amanda Noella Daddona   April 29, 2020

      Living Fully with Fear

    The Living Fully with Fear course with Amanda Votto was an incredible experience. I was able to connect with my emotions, dig deep and find what was underneath those emotions, and find comfort within myself and from the shared experiences of the others in the class. I found the practices to be extremely helpful and at times challenging (in a good way). And overall, Amanda did a great job of putting everything into context and explaining how we can relate to fear and tap into a more compassionate part of ourselves. I do wish it had been longer than four weeks. It was a lot of material to cover, and there was a lot to explore and work through. Perhaps Copper Beech might consider extending these online courses to be six or eight week experiences. Even so, I am truly grateful for the opportunity and for all that I gained from this class. Thank you to Amanda and to Copper Beech!

  • Charles Longo   November 12, 2018

      Harvest Dinner Dueling Pianos.

    As always Holy Family/ Copper Beach ALWAYS exceeds my expectations. Do yourself a favor, ATTEND a RETREAT, you will be hooked.

  • Kevin Ryan   November 12, 2018

      Harvest Celebration 2018

    As always, a delightful evening!. Thoughts: 1. May want to publish an agenda in future. Not wise to be fashionably late. Reports were that the event was in full swing at 6:30 PM and 6:45 arrival felt like we were catching up. 2. Would be wise to provide the wifi information so everyone could connect for the text fundraiser. Verizon worked but several people near me said that they could not connect using ATT. The wifi would allow everyone to connect See you next year!!

  • Marilyn Vatteroni   November 11, 2018

      A Great Night Out

    I had a wonderful experience on Saturday night. The food was great, the company wonderful & the dueling pianos fabulous.

  • Louise Cornetta   September 17, 2018

      A Magical Place

    The Copper Beech Institute offers a wide variety of courses, meditations, workshops and is housed on a beautiful peace of property. I enjoy the Wednesday Candlelight Meditation as a group or 30-40 of us meet to share this mindful experience and are led by the incredible Miranda who always gives a talk that seems to hit home. This place is filled with such love and kindness. Go check it out!

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