Online: The Joy of Letting Go – Finding Freedom from Habitual Patterns

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Online: The Joy of Letting Go – Finding Freedom from Habitual Patterns
with Robin Boudette
Sunday, August 30th, 2020 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm ET

Anxiety? Procrastination? Stress Eating? Do you feel stuck in patterns that keep you from living your life?

In the chaos of our everyday lives, we often run on auto-pilot finding ourselves caught in unhealthy habit patterns. In our attempts to help ourselves, we might watch too much news, plan for every possible situation, reach for our favorite comfort food or engage in other unhealthy behaviors, unwittingly feeding our anxiety and making things worse. We often focus on how our habits offer brief relief and dismiss how they also perpetuate our suffering and separate us from our deepest intentions.

Fortunately, mindfulness provides practices and skills that can help us change unhealthy habits and live in greater harmony with life. But how? The Buddha taught that disenchantment is key. In this experiential program, we will use mindfulness practices, small group contemplations and self-reflections to illuminate habit loops and explore how we can tap into the direct experience of disenchantment. The taste of disenchantment opens the space to let go, without effort. We can use the mind’s propensity to form habits to strengthen wholesome states, and wise action and transform the roots of suffering.

Recommended reading: This model is based on the work of psychiatrist and neuroscientist, Judson Brewer, MD, PhD. To learn more, see “The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love – Why We Get Hooked and Wow We Can Break Bad Habits.


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Robin Boudette

Robin Boudette, PhD., clinical psychologist and mindfulness instructor, has practiced yoga and meditation for nearly 20 years. She graduated from the Community Dharma Leader Training Program in 2017. She is a certified MBSR instructor and currently works with Judson Brewer, MD PhD offering evidenced-based mindfulness interventions for habit change. She also facilitates online courses, workshops and retreats around the country. She is especially committed to the practice of life release and is engaged in animal rescue.

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