What is CEB?
Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) is an evidence based training aimed at helping participants develop emotional regulation by:
- Understanding how emotions function and develop
- Influencing the progression of an emotion, in order to shape the form it takes
- Learning and training in mindfulness and attentional skills
- Identifying purpose, and meaningful goals in our life
- Reducing destructive emotions and cultivating constructive emotions
- Developing and practicing compassionate and balanced connection with others
CEB draws on the wisdom of contemplative meditation practices and emotional research to develop emotion skills to help people to better understand their emotional life, and thereby increase constructive and decrease destructive emotional engagements.
Course Structure and Dates
This course is offered as 11 Sunday sessions, once a month between 12-3pm.
Doing the Full CEB Course: To complete the full course (42 hours), you must complete all 11 sessions, do a minimum 1 hours homework per session consisting of meditations, readings and reflections. Meditations may be done through guided audio and/ or attend at least 9 ‘yoga for emotions’ classes.
Doing a Subset of the CEB Course: It is possible to attend individual Sunday sessions, however, you will be required to attend or listen to part of a recording of the first session as a prerequisite for joining subsequent sessions for context.
All 11 Sessions: $350
Individual Sessions: $45
Each session consist of presentations, discussion and practice
The Cultivating Emotional Balance Training emerged from the Destructive Emotions dialogue between behavioural scientists and the Dalai Lama, Buddhist monks, and scholars at the Mind and Life Institute in Dharamsala, India, in March of 2000. At the culmination of this meeting the Dalai Lama requested that the important ideas raised in these sessions, specifically how to manage the everyday obstacles of our destructive emotions, be turned into an accessible secular training.
Cultivating Emotional Balance: last Sunday of the month 12-3pm @ 67 Hubert St Vic Park
Dates and topic:
27 Jan – A model for mental well being
24 Feb – Deconstructing emotions and meditation
31 Mar – Understanding anger and cultivating compassion
28 Apr – Building awareness of emotions and analysing the world around us
26 May – Feeling and releasing emotions, the body, speech and mind in its natural state
30 Jun – Sitting with and accepting sadness, being joyful in a turbulent world
28 Jul – Deliberately cultivating a joyful heart, refining attention
25 Aug – Calming fear and anxiety, balancing the heart
29 Sep – Developing internal and external equanimity, enjoyable emotions
27 Oct – Understanding disgust and contempt
24 Nov – Creating the cause for happiness, examining the inner and outer world, how to continue cultivating emotional balance