16 Nov Coping with Loneliness During Times of Isolation
Coping with Loneliness During Times of Isolation with Mushkan
A One-Night Webinar on Moving from Loneliness to Aloneness
December 3, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (Colorado Time), 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. CET (Italy/Germany Time)
This course is offered as part of a package (with discount) with Coping with Stress, Fear and Worry: A Practical Approach to High Stress Times
In a climate of fear and isolation that affects us all, we are all faced with practical challenges of self-isolation in a time of heightened anxiety. Just when we need support and belonging more than ever, social distancing and self-quarantining cut us off from others.
Our history of fear, abandonment, rejection, and neglect bring about a new challenge: pandemic-related isolation inevitably evokes emotions and memories of the past, increasing the sense of painful aloneness. When we struggle with isolation it is important to take in the support we do have, to understand the painful loneliness that arises, find ways to be with it and to move from loneliness to aloneness.
It is a natural human instinct of the body and the heart to want to get close physically, to touch, to hug a friend, to hold our dear ones near, and to feel the physical presence of our community. Not being able to be physically close might bring up a painful feeling of deprivation, and the constant attention to social distancing can create tension and a feeling of paranoia. In those instances it is very easy for wounds of the past to resurface. When emotions and feelings from the past come up, our nervous system cannot distinguish between then and now. We may find ourselves unconsciously regressing to younger states of the self, to a time when we may have felt in danger, abandoned and alone. Even though those feelings belong to the past, they are very real in the present moment, in our lives today.
In this webinar, through sharing and exercises, we will explore the emotions that arise when we feel isolated and lonely and the beliefs that go with those emotions. We will also be experimenting with tools to befriend the experience and find somatic resources that can help in those moments when fear, anxiety, loneliness and helplessness take over.
Loneliness is the absence of the other, aloneness is the presence of your being. – Osho
Our on-line courses have been designed as unique, one-time offerings from our Leaders, and recordings of modules will not be available. Thank you for understanding, and enjoy the course!
Mushkan holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health, and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is trained in Humanistic Psychology, Gestalt, Primal and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body centered approach for the treatment of trauma, developmental and attachment injury.
Mushkan has been involved in the human potential movement since 1998 and has been working with Path Retreats since 2007, both in Europe and in the USA.
Authenticity, clarity, compassion and an unwavering commitment to knowing oneself are fundamental elements in her work and personal journey. She loves supporting others to pursue their potential for personal transformation and growth, and to release themselves from the conditioning, strategies and past hurts that limit their freedom and joy of living.