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We humans have an innate, deep need for connection with each other. It can feel great when we connect but if not, it can lead to loneliness.  Inauthenticity and emotional availability are just a few of the ways people behave that can reflect their challenges in this area.  The reality is it can be hard to connect with others because it’s scary to open up and be real and vulnerable.  

There are many reasons why this a challenge, often stemming from family of origin issues but the important thing is to recognize this as a problem and commit to doing something about it.  Doing so will not only can improve your emotional health but your relationships.

That’s why I’m inviting you to join Dr. Rick Hanson and Dr. Daniel Ellenberg for The Courage to Connect : a live online workshop that will help you be more self-accepting and confident, express yourself more fully, get more of what you need from others, and have more satisfying friendships and intimate relationships. 

Join them on March 26 and 27th to learn how to:

  • Develop greater self-compassion

  • Release old habits of defensiveness and contraction

  • Learn the skills that foster courageous conversations

  • Explore the sweet spot that combines strength and vulnerability

I’m partnering with the creators of this workshop to offer my readers a significant discount for their program.  If you sign up now with coupon code TOOLBOX50, you can save a total of $100 off the regular price, and if you can’t join them live you can get lifetime access to the recordings and materials.

Whether you’d like to have a deeper connection with your partner, feel more confident in a business meeting, mend a relationship, or resolve a conflict, this experiential workshop will give you the tools you need.

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