Becoming Your Best Self – a free 1 day Masterclass on using Buddhist psychology to overcome depression and anxiety.
It will draw on Buddhist psychology which understands unhappiness to be a symptom of disturbing emotions; if we can overcome these destructive emotions and habits, we will naturally become happier. There is no need to be a Buddhist to benefit from these methods – they have a universal application and can be used by anyone, regardless of belief or unbelief!
- How to overcome your limited self-image and develop self-esteem that is authentic, lasting, and stable
- What can hold you back in achieving your innate human potential
- How to become grounded in your own positive qualities
- Practical techniques to overcome anxiety and depression
Structure of 1-day masterclass topics :
Session 1: Happiness & goal setting
What is happiness? Three types: hedonic, eudemonic, optimal flourishing. Goal setting for immediate and long-term happiness, reflecting your own values.
Session 2: Overcoming distractions
What distracts us from our goals? Eight worldly concerns and how to overcome them. How to find your own authentic path.
Session 3: Finding the wisdom within depression and anxiety
Buddhist psychology has practical strategies to overcome these.
Session 4: The habit cycle
Understanding the habit cycle, and using mindfulness to develop positive habits and stop feeding the monster.
End with a meditation practice on stepping into your best self.
The Masterclass will be led by by Miffi Maxmillion, a registered western teacher within the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) – a world-wide network of over 140 Buddhist centres, hospices, publishing houses and projects. Miffi was born in Melbourne, grew up a Buddhist, and has been the Spiritual Program Co-ordinator at Langri Tangpa (http://www.langritangpa.org.au/) Buddhist Centre, Brisbane, for 18 years. She has a background in circus costumes and couture, and says she enjoys “watching far too much TV” to relax.