From one of the most prominent figures in the field of meditation comes a guidebook for how to use mindfulness to build our inner strength, find balance, and help create a better world
In today's fractured world we're constantly flooded with breaking news that cause anger, grief, and pain. People are feeling more stressed out than ever and in the face of this fear and anxiety they can feel so burnt out and overwhelmed that they end up frozen in their tracks and can't do anything. In Real Change, Sharon Salzberg, a leading expert in Lovingkindness meditation, shares sage advice and indispensable techniques to help free ourselves from these negative feelings and actions. She teaches us that meditation is not a replacement for action, but rather a way to practice generosity with ourselves and summon the courage to break through boundaries, reconnect to a movement that's bigger than ourselves, and have the energy to stay active.
Consulting with veteran activists and social change agents in a variety of fields, Salzberg collects and shares their wisdom and offers the best practical advice to foster transformation in both ourselves and in society. To help tame our inner landscape or chaos, Salzberg offers mindfulness practices that will help readers cultivate a sense of agency and stay engaged in the long-term struggle for social change.
Whether you're resolving conflicts with a crochety neighbor or combating global warming, Real Change will help guide you with the fundamental principles and mindfulness practices that will lead to the clarity and confidence that lets us lift a foot and take our next step into a better world.
Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation and a world-renowned teacher and author. She is the cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and the author of ten books, including the New York Times bestseller Real Happiness. Acclaimed for her down-to-earth teaching style, Sharon offers a secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them instantly accessible.
Kate McGetrick is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and owner of Rise Therapy and Wellness, LLC located in downtown Madison, CT. In addition to running a growing group practice, Kate is an adjunct professor at Southern Connecticut State University and has previously served on the board of the CTAMFT. Kate is passionate about mental health along with personal and relationship growth and healing. Her goal at Rise is to create an environment for the local community to gather, heal, and practice self care.
Rise Therapy and Wellness was founded on the principal that life is filled with obstacles and adversity, and no matter the challenge, there always exists the Rise. It is our intention and purpose to guide our clients on their personal Rise journey. We value the mind, body, spirit connection and the incredible abilities humans have to naturally heal mental and physical pain. Rise offers talk therapy for individuals, couples, families and groups as well as yoga, meditation, and other alternative methods of healing. For more information, visit our website at www.risetherapyandwellness.com