The Energy of Self-Compassion for Positive Mental Self-Care

  • 6000 Grand Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Presented By: Curo
  • Dates: April 27, 2019
  • Location: Dress for Success Des Moines
  • Phone: (515) 723-1353
  • Start/End Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Price: $32 Early Bird
  • Overview

    How do you treat yourself during your workday when you make mistakes, receive critical feedback, or feel you are not in control of your work at all?

    In moments of intense stress, if we don’t treat ourselves with self-compassion, we can experience high levels of anxiety and exhaustion, negative impacts on our mental and physical health, diminished ability to focus and create good work, and disruption in our positive behavior toward others. During these times, our challenge is to maintain our resilience whenever we suffer, fail or feel inadequate so that we can engage in our work and day-to-day life in the best possible way, and connect with others with care, energy, and compassion.

    In this interactive workshop, trainer and coach Kevin Pokorny will offer rich insights into the power of self-compassion and guide us through activities to help us embrace ourselves and our imperfections for a more positive mental well-being. We will explore ways to be more compassionate, kinder and less judgmental with ourselves so we can build the muscle of resilience that we need to thrive.

    Being self-compassionate requires us to be vulnerable - with ourselves and others. This workshop will invite you to participate in some self-reflection, and at times to share in groups.

    Event Outline:
    1.30 – 1:45 pm – Registration & Networking
    1:45 – 4.30 pm – Guided Interactive Workshop

    About the Facilitator
    Kevin Pokorny of Pokorny Consulting is a master trainer, a coach to small business owners and executive directors of non-profits, and a professional facilitator. Kevin is a graduate of Drake University. He is an active writer with extensive blogs on the subjects of leadership, mindfulness, unconscious bias and sexual harassment, compassion, and team development.