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Everyday Resilience: Cultivating Compassionate Thinking

April 19, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Thoughts have the magnificent capacity to help us imagine, problem-solve, communicate, and connect. However, our thoughts also have the potential to derail us with worries, ruminations, unhelpful narratives, and misconceptions. The ability to work skillfully with your own thinking patterns can make a big difference in how you make choices. In this session you will learn a framework to see thoughts as patterns to better cultivate a sense of agency around them. Learn to step back from thoughts rather than getting caught up in them. 

Compassion is a response that binds us together, making it possible for us to overcome hardships together. In this session, you will gain the insight of self-compassion. Learn to transform how you treat yourself in the face of uncertainty, fear and difficult challenges, so you can be your own inner ally and bounce back with more resilience. With time, self-compassion may just become your go-to recovery strategy. As you treat yourself more compassionately, it can also have a profound ripple effect on those around you, including stakeholders at home and at work. 

Register below to join us on Apr 19th 5:30 – 7:00pm in the LEC Nicholas Innovation Commons (room #105).

About this course:

Resilience is our innate ability to move through and adapt to challenges in a healthy way. This series will explore how the neuroscience and principles and practices of mindfulness and self-compassion can serve as accessible tools to cultivate sustainable well-being and deepen a sense of purpose in your daily life and work. Investing your time in series will support you in learning to lead from a place of intention, using your attention to navigate difficulties and embrace joy. 

Participants are welcome to sign up for an individual session or the full series, and need only to attend the morning or evening sessions. Participation at each of the three sessions is encouraged but not necessary. 

The Lubar Entrepreneurship Center is pleased to partner with Susan Lubar and Growing Minds on this project.  

Growing Minds has been a pioneer in Southeastern Wisconsin in the area of mental and emotional health as a teachable skill for overall well-being. Founded with the hypothesis that with two minutes every day, educators, students and others, can learn to manage their nervous system, and then set intentions for who they want to be or grow into. Expanding beyond the moment, the compound value of this daily practice could keep well-being at the forefront of one’s mind and naturally grow calmer and more purposeful teams of people. To meet this end, Growing Minds uses short, research-based practices that train the mind to be more grounded and less reactive. These skills build the foundation for more compassionate relationships where individuals have greater opportunities to thrive, no matter their circumstances. 


April 19, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center Atrium
2100 E. Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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