Workshop Exploring Emotional Awareness with Maureen Cooper

One day workshop about emotional awareness. This is the means by which we come to understand the nature of emotions and how we can work with them effectively.


  Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018
  Start: 10.00 hrs,
     lunchbreak 12.30 – 13.30 hrs
  End: 17.00 hrs
  Language:  English
  By: Maureen Cooper

  Standard price: € 35,-
  Price for students and minimum income: € 20,-
  Rigpa members: € 15,-


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During the course of any ordinary day, ripples of emotion will run through our minds. All kinds of feelings bubble up and occupy our attention—sometimes we hardly notice them but at other times they can overwhelm us with their intensity. In any moment, our emotions can lift us into euphoria, or plunge us into despair. We can feel as if we have no control and simply need to weather the storm.

Learning to be aware of our emotions can begin to change that feeling of helplessness. By understanding the nature of an emotion, how it is triggered and the ways in which it can take hold we can slowly begin to see what is going on. Applying awareness to emotions shows us that rather than being fixed and solid, they are fluid and changeable. We can learn to dance with their energy, rather than letting them define us.

Emotional awareness is the means by which we come to understand the nature of emotions, and how we can work with them effectively.

This one-day workshop will provide a chance for participants to explore this for themselves through exercises, meditation, and inter-action. As a back-up we will look into some relevant scientific research into the methods we are learning.


About Maureen Cooper

Maureen Cooper is the founding director of Awareness in Action, an organization dedicated to showing people how to combine well-being and excellence in the work environment. Drawing on more than twenty years of experience as a professional educator, senior manager in a non-profit organization, an entrepreneur and as an accomplished practitioner of Buddhist meditation, she leads the in-demand Awareness in Action workshops and training programs all over the United States and Europe.

Her acclaimed book, The Compassionate Mind Guide to Reducing Stress is a groundbreaking effort that brings together the best of modern science and the wisdom of the world’s ancient contemplative traditions into a practical manual for thriving in today’s insanely fast-paced world.

When she’s able to take a break from rigors of the road, Maureen lives stress-free in Amsterdam with her husband.


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