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Joyful Holidays Seminar

  • Columbia Gorge Community College, HR Campus (map)

Empower yourself for joyful holidays with Ellen Donoghue, PhD!  Check out this new class...

Let the stress of holidays be gone! Holidays are joyous times to share with loved ones, friends, and communities.  And yet for many of us, holidays trigger tension and anxiety, creating background stress that negatively impacts our natural tendency to feel gratitude, generosity, and joy.  For some, stress or anxiety may arise when we reconnect with loved one.  For others who have experienced loss or change, the absence of loved ones may arouse sensations of disconnect and loneliness.  This seminar offers teachings and practices that help us cultivate positive sensations as we approach the upcoming holidays.  Learn why it is easy to get triggered as we “rev up” for holiday events and activities.  Explore how when we become more mindful of our reactive tendencies we learn that we have the power to choose how we react to anything. Yes, anything, from your reaction to the person who almost slammed into your car while snatching the parking space you were approaching to the relative whose very presence launches you back to unhealthy patterns and difficult sensations you thought you had outgrown.  Learn simple practices done in the everyday flow of life to bring you back to calm, love, and heartfelt joy for the holidays!

Monday, November 5th, 6-8:30pm, HR Campus. $39. Registration required. 

To register, please visit or call CGCC student services at (541) 506-6011




Earlier Event: October 18
Cultivating Self-Compassion
Later Event: November 14
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