What? Me, worry? End guilt

By From page B1 | August 15, 2014

Life Enriching Communication is offering a workshop, “Overcoming Guilt, Transforming Shame: The Power of Compassion,” to El Dorado County. The workshop will be held at Federated Church on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The workshop will help participants work through guilt by compassionately embracing it and transforming it. There will be a number of activities that will assist individuals in getting to the root of guilt and shame.

“Whenever we experience guilt it is usually because there is a value of ours that is not being lived out in our lives,” said Eddie Zacapa, who will be facilitating the workshop. “When we can compassionately embrace this value we transform guilt into something that motivates us to live out what is most important to us. It is radical when this occurs.”

The workshop will also go over the negative tapes we play in our head that lead to shame and will give participants practical strategies to deal with them. The workshop will also address false guilt and self-forgiveness.

The workshop will incorporate the teaching of Compassionate Communication, also known as Nonviolent Communication (NVC). Marshall Rosenberg founded NVC approximately 40 years ago. It has been used around the world to mediate conflicts, nurture relationships, and promote peace.

Life Enriching Communication is dedicated to supporting individuals, families and organizations in learning nonviolent communication and supporting individuals and communities in living compassionate lives.

The workshop will be held at Federated Church on 1031 Thompson Way in Placerville. For more information or to attend, contact Zacapa at 916-409-0879 or e-mail [email protected] The cost is based on a sliding scale and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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