Loving and Letting Go: The Pain of Abandonment


Loving and Letting Go

The Pain of Abandonment with Mushkan and Nirodha

Saturdays, May 7, 14 & 21

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (Colorado), 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. CET (Italy/Germany)


Being abandoned hurts. We have all experienced that in life. In the moment, it can feel like one can’t breathe and that life is about to end. And then comes the painful sensations that ripple through our body and fill us with paralyzing panic.

When this happens we can become fearful of ever experiencing abandonment again. We often develop harmful coping strategies to avoid being rejected but that could set us up for failure in relationships.

Particularly in these very intense times during isolation at home, you may be faced with some strong and challenging issues.  In this 3-part course we will explore our coping and often self-sabotaging mechanisms, and find ways to live happier and healthier relationships.


Week One

In this first module we will explore the fear of rejection and abandonment. We will look at how we can shift out of a rejection oriented mindset and take a look at some of the parts that protect us from pain.

Take a moment and ask yourself :

  • How do you experience rejection?
  • Do you have an unconscious expectation that you might be abandoned or rejected?
  • How do you manage and protect yourself from the pain?


Week Two

In this second module, we will explore and learn tools to help us tolerate the inevitable ruptures that happen in every relationship we are in; with friends, family members, and romantic partners. When we allow that fear of abandonment to influence our actions and the way we relate, it can become a self fulfilling prophecy.


Week Three

In the last module, we will experiment with ways to stay regulated when our needs are rejected and recognize the tendency of sacrificing boundaries to avoid being abandoned.  We will experiment with compassionate strategies and inner resources that could be helpful with expanding tolerance to rejection and abandonment.

Loving and Letting Go is the third of five courses on relationships offered by Path Retreats in 2022. Click here to learn more!!


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.


Nirodha first dove into the human potential movement in 1982. He become involved in group process work in 1991 and worked extensively with tantra, Primal, the man/woman relational field, trauma, attachment, and substance abuse.  

Nirodha leads Awakening of Love around the States and facilitates the Path Retreat processes in America.  

He holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, leads his own group workshops nationally, and has a private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico.



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