Special Events

Shift Happens: Learning to Bounce Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, even Disaster, a workshop with Linda Graham

We are no longer taking registrations for this class/event.
Nov 12 (Sat)
10:00am - 4:00pm
Santa Monica

Dealing effectively with the challenges and crises of life is the core of our resilience and well-being.

Developing flexible and adaptive strategies for coping with everyday disappointments and extraordinary disasters is the heart of any transformative process.

Modern neuroscience illuminates how the brain encodes its strategies for coping in the first place and has shown mindfulness and compassion practices to be two of the most powerful agents of brain change, thus behavior change, known to science.

A wise use of Buddhist contemplative practices and tools from modern relational psychology can help practitioners let go of unwholesome coping strategies and cultivate new, more wholesome ones, leading to more clarity, response flexibility and resilience, and less greed, hatred, delusion and suffering.

In this daylong, participants will learn to reverse the impact of stress and trauma, come out of anxiety, depression, addictions, grief, loneliness, guilt and shame, and rewire the inner critic.

Participants learn to deepen their self-compassion and empathy, connect to inner resources and to the relationships that are healthy and nourishing, and through, mindful awareness and reflection, discern options and make wise choices that lead to thriving and well-being.

CEUs are available for MFT, LCSW, LPCC, and related licenses for 4.5 credit hours. There is a $35 charge for CEUs and students must follow ALL protocol to receive credit which includes signing in/signing out, filling out course evaluations, etc.

Linda Graham, LMFT is an experienced psychotherapist and meditation teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area who integrates modern neuroscience, mindfulness practices and relational psychology in her nationwide trainings and workshops.

She is the author of the award-winning Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being and posts monthly e-newsletters on Healing and Awakening into Aliveness and Wholeness, which are archived at www.lindagraham-mft.net.

Location Details:
InsightLA Olympic
1430 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Please note: Parking is metered every day from 9AM - 6PM, except on Sunday.
*This site is equipped with a chair lift for persons with limited mobility.
Contact teacher:
Contact by email (expect responses Monday - Friday, only)

Sliding scale from $35 to $150 per person.

Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This helps us make sure those who pay less can attend.

Whatever you pay above the lowest end of the sliding scale is a tax-deductible donation to InsightLA.

Please note: There are many ways to attend InsightLA classes and events. If you are unable to pay the suggested registration price, please contact us by emailing programs@insightla.org.

Enrollment Limit:
80 | There are still openings for this program.
Items to Bring:
Contact Information:
programs@insightla.org or 310-450-1821
We are no longer taking registrations for this class/event.