Cognitive Balance and Emotions : Sun 28 April
SUNDAY 28 April – 12 to 3pm
When you are in the grips of an emotion there is a period of time where everything you perceive only serves to support that emotion. When caught in the waves of anger for example, someone can shower you with praise or kindness and it only upsets you more.
This period is called the ‘selective filtering period’ and training to recognise it involves becoming familiar with a fascinating series of practices called ‘The Four Applications of Mindfulness’. In this session we will practice these techniques and relate it back to our emotional experience so that we can relate in a healthier way to our emotional lives.
This session forms part of the CEB course – which draws from the wisdom of contemplative meditation practices and emotional research.
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.