Working with Difficult Emotions

Using Buddhist Meditation

with Melanie Ryan, LCSWR

Saturday, May 19th 


Registration: $40

Register online or call: (914) 864-0462 

Our minds and bodies are full of thoughts and emotions. True contentment doesn't come from avoiding our feelings. With meditation we can find a way to create some space, allowing ourselves to feel and experience our emotions without becoming hooked and taken away by them. We learn to be responsive instead of reactive. Meditation is a tool to meet intense emotions with some friendliness, curiosity, and gentleness. 


In this workshop, you will: 

• Identify and work directly with types of suffering that arises daily

• Explore meditation techniques that help identify the quality, nature and experience of emotions so we can meet them with a new skills set and perspective 

• Experience emotions in an entirely new way that is spacious and manageable


Melanie Ryan, LCSWR is a Buddhist Meditation Teacher in the Shambhala tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, lineage of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. She has taught meditation for over 10 years to individuals, teens, business professionals, therapists and educators. Melanie is Owner and Founder of The Center for Health and Healing in Mt. Kisco, NY where she teaches and has a contemplative psychotherapy and shamanic healing private practice.

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