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February 13, 2021

Virtual Retreat: The Science & Practice Of Mapping Emotions w/ Eve & Paul Ekman and Ryan Redman

Virtual Retreat: The Science & Practice Of Mapping Emotions with Eve Ekman, Ryan Redman and Special Appearance by Paul Ekman

Join CEB Instructors Eve Ekman, Ryan Redman, and a special appearance by founding teacher Paul Ekman for an opportunity to reflect on the emotions of an eventful past year in this half day training hosted by the Garrison Institute.

The half-day training will include guided meditations to cultivate retrospective compassion for ourselves over this last year of ‘rich’ emotional episodes. We will also delve into the foundational science of emotions, including harvesting insights about our patterns of feeling and how we encode high-intensity emotions into our perception and world view. We will create a collective opportunity for transforming the magnificent emotional challenges of the past year into the rich insights we can gain from understanding the roots and impacts of our emotions. The day is structured into two parts, part A  – from 12 noon ET to 2:30 p.m. ET – is the collaborative emotional awareness workshop and then part B – from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET – is the guided meditation practice.

This virtual retreat will be conducted through Zoom on Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. ET to 5:30 p.m. The virtual retreat link will be emailed to participants within twenty-four hours of your registration. Please email us at events@garrisoninstitute.org with questions.

Dr. Eve Ekman, is a Senior Fellow at the University of California Berkeley Greater Good Science Center, Director of Cultivating Emotional Balance Training Program and volunteer clinical faculty at the UCSF Department of Pediatrics. Ekman draws from an interdisciplinary set of skills and knowledge from her professional work and personal practice in clinical social work, integrative medicine, emotional awareness, contemplative science, and meditation.

Ryan Redman, MA has been teaching meditation for the past 20 years. Ryan is a co-founder and the Executive Director of the Flourish Foundation, a social-profit dedicated to inspiring systemic change through heartmind cultivation promoting personal well-being, benevolent social action, and environmental stewardship. Ryan has created and facilitated a number of workshops and retreats for healthcare providers, educators, and mental health professionals domestically and abroad. In addition to working at the Flourish Foundation, Ryan leads teacher trainings in North America for Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) and co-founded Cultivting Emotional Balance Inc. with Dr. Eve Ekman and Lani Potts. Ryan has served a pivotal role in developing curriculum for both CEB teachers and students internationally. Through his work at Flourish and CEB, Ryan continues to pursue his passion of creating and facilitating programs that inspire social change and community development through ethics and values, meditation, and experiential inquiry. Ryan is actively involved in local community service as a Rotarian and a Hospice volunteer. Along with his love for teaching and philanthropy, Ryan is a devoted husband and father of two growing boys. With his family he enjoys gardening, backpacking, hiking, unicycling, Nordic skiing, soccer and surfing.

For more information on Ryan’s Work visit www.flourishfoundation.org and http://www.cultivatingemotionalbalance.org

Dr. Paul Ekman, Professor Emeritus in Psychology at UCSF, is the co-discoverer of micro expressions and a pioneer in facial expression, deception, and emotion research. He has authored fourteen books and more than 100 published articles, holds several honorary doctoral degrees, and was named in Time’s 2009 list of “100 Most Influential People in the World. Dr. Ekman’s current work emerges from his close relationship with the Dalai Lama and has resulted in a focus on emotional awareness and global compassion. You can learn more about Dr. Ekman’s work here.

Your support matters. Our vision for a more just, compassionate world has never felt more urgent. While we cannot share physical space together, we remain committed to a shared practice of social and spiritual care. We are thankful for the support to create a virtual sanctuary during this time. If you feel called to support our work, we welcome your tax-deductible contribution towards our efforts.

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