This class is for those who are single or already in relationship and will combine psychology with mindfulness meditation. We will be gear the day toward the goal of learning why we are attracted to certain people and bringing to light patterns from past relationships. The idea is to become more conscious about ourselves in order to have healthy and fulfilling relationships in the future. It is common to shy away from a potential partner or relationship that might be healthy out of fear or being used to old unconscious patterns. We will work to help people focus on how being conscious of your psychology and spirituality can deepen and strengthen your relating. We will combine experiential and didactic learning to give you a full set of tools to change unhealthy patterns and beliefs. We will also include mindfulness meditation to get a little deeper into why your patterns and beliefs are there and to help you shift them! The class is free, but we will be receiving donations for the Blue Lotus Temple.
Celeste Ballard, LCPC, LMT is a local Woodstock counselor who combines the best of Cognitive Therapies with Mindfulness and Body- Centered Therapies to create more happiness and peace in one’s life. She is the owner of The Chicago Center for Holistic Counseling and has 3 years of clinical training in Buddhist based psychology. She works with the philosophy that events impact us physically, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually. She has been a Therapist for 20 years and has had a meditation practice for over 14 years. www.chicagoholisticcounseling.com