Open Your Heart to You - Loving-Kindness course
 

What would your life look and feel like if you truly loved, respected, and honored yourself?

Loving- Kindness is a simple yet powerful practice that can help you dissolve guilt, low-self esteem, and self-contempt and connect with deep self-worth in their place. The practice shows you how to love yourself in a healthy way and will soften your heart so kindness towards others naturally flows forth.

If you struggle with self-esteem, self-doubt, or self-confidence—all of which have become epidemic issues in our times, even for successful people—a lack of self-love could be the underlying issue. And learning to love yourself could be the single medicine that heals all.

Like most people though, you may bristle at the thought of self-love and reject it out of hand as unnecessary, self-centered, or soppy. Why?  Because women are conditioned to think of others, from early on in life, and men are conditioned to repress their feelings.  Few of us are taught to honor, love, and respect ourselves.

But consider this:

  • Research shows that the practice of Loving-Kindness can increase your ..positive emotions and sense of connection with others, lessen self-criticism, and increase empathy and compassion.
  • On a physical level, loving-kindness has been shown to decrease migraines, chronic pain, and PTSD for a significant number of people.
  • The relaxing effect of Loving-Kindness practice can serve as an antidote to everyday stress as well.

In truth, self-love isn't a luxury.  It's a requirement for a happy and healthy life.  Just like you need sunshine and the right mix of nutrients, you need to honor and love yourself to fully blossom.

"I loved this course and plan to continue practicing for some time to come.  It's so beautifully created and felt like a balm to my heart."  - Lily

Loving-Kindness is a simple yet powerful practice, which can be done in short, quiet sessions and during daily life as well. Even 10-minute sessions have been proven to be beneficial when practiced regularly.


How Will the Course Help You?

Open Your Heart to You

Open Your Heart to You, A Journey of Loving Kindness is a short, self-directed course that will help you:

  • Get in touch with the love that already resides within you.
  • Dissolve guilt, low-self esteem, and self-contempt and connect with deep self-worth in their place.
  • Quiet your inner-critic.
  • Heal deep emotional wounds.
  • Feel more confident.
  • Shine love on your shadow sides.
  • Love yourself in a healthy way without becoming self-obsessed.
  • Soften your heart so love for others naturally flows forth.

The lessons in this course center around three potent Loving-Kindness phrases that have been used effectively since ancient times to evoke love.  When practiced regularly, they engage your unconscious mind and gradually release your visible and invisible blocks to self-kindness

The practice of Loving-Kindness comes from the Buddha, but the method is universal and relevant for anyone who wishes to feel more kindness toward themselves and others.

If you feel hesitant, remember real self-love is not just giving yourself a few treats now and then.  It’s fully hearing, knowing, and accepting yourself completely. No one else can do that for you.

I loved the practice and cried when I felt unconditional love. The 10 minutes went by so fast - I could not believe it when it was over. - Donna


What You’ll Receive

Open Your Heart to You

You’ll receive 5 in-depth e-mail lessons, spread over 10 days so you’ll have time to reflect, practice, and integrate, and a concluding email with resources and ideas for how to continue.

Along with the lessons, you’ll receive 3 downloadable Loving-Kindness meditations in audio format and 3 written meditation guides that correspond to the audios.

At the end of the course, you'll receive a PDF e-book of all the lessons and written meditation guides.

The lessons, audios, and written guides which will show you how to:

  • Practice loving-kindness for yourself, step-by-step.
  • Lean into and transform whatever emotions arise in the process.
  • Send love to your shadow sides.
  • Practice Loving-Kindness in daily life.
  • Gradually extend your love to include others.

You're also invited to participate in my cozy Loving-Kindness Circle on Facebook, where you can share your experience, receive support, and ask questions.

During the course, you’ll need about 30-minutes a day to read each lesson, contemplate the prompts, and practice the loving-kindness phrases. After the course, you can continue to practice in short sessions of 10-15 minutes a day or longer if you wish.

Because this is a self-directed course you can start at any time. Although you’ll receive the lessons over a 10-day period, you can go at your own pace.

Loving-Kindness is a deep, powerful journey within—a journey through which you can heal yourself and help heal the world.

You deserve your own love.  There’s no one in this world more or less deserving of love than you.  When you learn to love yourself you’ll feel happier, more confident, and more complete. The invisible line between you and others will dissolve, and you’ll naturally feel kindness towards others.

I felt I had wrapped myself in a blanket safe and warm on my first meditation following your guidance. - Pola

You deserve your own love.  There’s no one in this world more or less deserving of love than you.  When you learn to love yourself you’ll feel happier, more confident, and more complete. The invisible line between you and others will dissolve, and you’ll naturally feel kindness towards others.

The new Open Your Heart to You course will open in May or June 2018.  Click below to sign up here to be notified when the course is ready.

"Loving-Kindness practice centers me and it sets the tone for the rest of the day." - Diana


Your Guide: Sandra Pawula

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Hello!  I’m Sandra Pawula, writer, mindfulness teacher, and the creator of Always Well Within.

I’ve practiced mindfulness, meditation, and loving-kindness for more than 20 years and have taught these  practices online for the past 10 years. I originally learned these practices from my Tibetan Buddhist teachers.  Later, I participated in a 3-year training program in mindfulness, meditation, and practice of compassion like Loving-Kindness at the Institute of Wisdom and Compassion.

I’ve also worked professionally as a non-profit director, fundraising consultant, and freelance writer.

I reveled in the feeling of unconditional love. It really helped me through my day. I kept thinking about it.  Masha

Have a question? I’d be delighted to help. Get in touch with me through this contact form.

Important Note:  I’m not a doctor or mental health professional.  This course is not intended as a replacement for psychotherapy.