Emotional Agility

You’re invited toward an authentic, full solemness that includes body, mind, and heart. This two hour conversation explores the growth toward emotional literacy and maturity. Emotions tend to captivate when instead emotions are teachers. Discover how to emote with wisdom and tenderness. When “happiness” eludes us—as eventually it always will—we have an opportunity to examine our programmed responses and to choose a different path. Contemplation can heal our habitual reactions to reality, rewiring both our conscious and unconscious patterns.

Emotional agility is also a missing link in achieving optimal recovery. It helps us reach a place in our lives where we truly feel emotionally whole. Some aspects of emotional sobriety include keeping our emotional center of gravity within, learning to hold on to ourselves without letting other people’s limited perceptions of us or our addiction define us or impact our behavior, pressuring ourselves to change, and seeing struggle as beneficial and grief as necessary.

Emotional agility is less about the quality of the feeling (“good” or “bad”) and more about the general ability to feel one’s feelings. Being restored to sanity isn’t about getting the brass ring—or cash and prizes—or being “happy, joyous, and free” all the time, but it is about being in the present moment, whatever it happens to look like. What are you experiencing right now? And how about now? Can you be present to all of your feelings without any one of them defining you?

Join us in this four hour conversation. Learn spiritual practices that help ground you in your emotions and lead you to emotional agility.

Here are a few resources to start with:
The Welcoming Prayer
The Work
Emotion Language