Working with Anxiety in Uncertain Times: A Buddhist and Psychotherapeutic Response
Retreat with Dr. Pilar Jennings
April 9-11, 2021
All sessions will be recorded and available to retreatants for one week following the retreat.
Course Description: As we navigate this time of dramatic change, stirring fear and anxiety in all forms, the healing arts of the Buddha-Dharma and Western psychology offer needed perspectives and healing methods. In this retreat, we’ll explore a Buddhist and psychodynamic understanding of anxiety, its causes and personal symptoms. Together we’ll examine a contemplative response to this powerful form of suffering as a way to cull meaning and offer support to those who experience anxiety and its many ripple effects. With a focus on interpersonal dynamics and collective triggers, we will learn about key relational and developmental experiences that generate feelings and behaviors associated with anxiety. We will also explore how these early dynamics can inform and intensify anxiety during this pandemic.
This retreat is open to meditators of all experience levels and clinicians interested in the clinical applications of Buddhist meditation. Sessions will meet via Zoom.