Cultivating Emotional Balance Update

In collaboration with St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation and St. Luke’s Center for Community Health, Flourish provided two introductory Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) workshops for healthcare professionals and the community.   Remarkably both workshops were completely full.  It was very humbling to see how many people in the Wood River Valley are truly committed to cultivating exceptional mental health and
pro-social behaviors.
CEB is a secular and evidence-based educational program developed by Dr. Paul Ekman, a world leader in the science of emotion, and Dr. Alan Wallace, an eminent Buddhist scholar and contemplative. The aim of CEB is to introduce people to the well-being and fulfillment that can arise from the cultivation of emotional skills and mind training techniques. The program integrates psychological and contemplative theories and practices for achieving exceptional mental balance. Its key features include the arousal of meaningful aspirations, the building of attention skills and mindfulness, and the development of emotional awareness, resilience, and regulation. This spring, 9 people engaged in a 42-hour training over the next 5 weeks.

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