- September 10, 2020
- 7:00 pm
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We all tell ourselves stories about who we are. Many of these stories are self-critical and disempowering. Through the practice of self-compassion, we can rewrite these stories and become more authentic and powerful versions of ourselves—transforming not only our own lives but also the lives of those around us.
For author Marianne Ingheim the practice of self-compassion changed her life in ways big and small, helping her unlearn harsh self-criticism, survive multiple tragedies, and live more authentically. In the wake of a breast cancer diagnosis and her husband’s suicide, she discovered the power of self-compassionate storytelling and found belonging within herself. In doing so, she learned how to manage anxiety and stress, how to be authentic in relationships, how to let go of comparison, and be truly creative. In Marianne's latest book Out of Love: Finding Your Way Back to Self-Compassion, she shares her own story and provides guidance for all of us to find self-compassion.
Join Kendra Diaz-Ford CIIS Integral and Transpersonal Psychology program director for an inspiring conversation with Marianne on how to unlearn the self-critical patterns holding us hostage—and help us begin to live happier, more courageous lives.
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Marianne Ingheim is a Danish-Norwegian American writer and PhD student in Transformative Studies at California Institute of Integral Studies. She is the author of the award-winning book Out of Love: Finding Your Way Back to Self-Compassion, published by She Writes Press, May 2020. In her book, she describes how the practice of self-compassion transformed her life and helped her to cope with cancer and suicide loss. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and stepson. For more information, please visit: www.marianneingheim.com.
Kendra Diaz-Ford is Program Director and Assistant Professor in the Integral and Transpersonal Psychology program. As a scholar-practitioner, she comes from years of professional experience deeply rooted in the field of mental health, which included casework, housing advocacy, and social activism. During her graduate studies, she focused her research on the intersections of transpersonal psychology and women's spirituality, and became increasingly interested in women's stories, and the transformative process of self-authoring. These interests inspired her to co-launch the V-Day movement within the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology community, which included movie screenings, fundraising events, and a three-year production of "The Vagina Monologues." Kendra now focuses on her work as a transformative educator and transpersonal researcher where she is committed to supporting scholarly excellence and guiding learners to connect deeply into their innate wisdom and individual gifts to grow, personally, spirituality, and professionally. She is co-author of the book chapter entitled, "Feminist and Cultural Contributions in Transpersonal Psychology" in The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology. Scholarly and research interests include the effects of mind-body medicine on well-being; spiritualized feminism as transformative activism; self-authoring spirituality; embodied ways of knowing; intersections of transpersonal psychology and women's spiritual development; women's stories; critical thinking in psychology; grounded theory; and qualitative research methods as transformative ways of knowing.