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Making Peace with Chronic Illness and Disability

About This Event

CLASS DATES: March 9, 16, 23, 30

CLASS TIMES: 7-8:30pm EST

IDEAL FOR: All Levels

Living with an illness or disability is stressful and rife with emotion. It is not uncommon to feel ashamed, alone, anxious or sad when faced with a diagnosis, new or old. In this course, we will work to view our illness or disability in a new way – as a teacher. In order to make peace with our health, we will explore the many ways it has impacted our lives. Together, we will practice leaning into our diagnoses, learning from the subtle and more obvious challenges they present so that we can meet them with greater compassion and acceptance.

What we will explore:

· How to identify personal stressors and triggers

· The ways our stressors intertwine to impact our daily lives

· How to communicate effectively with family, friends, or caregivers

· Strategies to discover inner-strength, gratitude, and peace

How we will explore this:

· Reflecting on and engaging with common emotions of having an illness/disability

· Reframing our diagnoses and associated emotional responses

· Practicing mindfulness using meditation, body scans, and more

· Writing exercises to ourselves and others

This course will meet live each week live via Zoom and will be recorded for you to re-watch on the private class page. A private Facebook group will also be available for those who wish to join for added support and community during this course.

To join the live, virtual session, a link and specific instructions will be provided and sent to you before the class is scheduled. You can learn more about zoom platform here.

Reviews     To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).

  • 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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