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When We’re Triggered
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A Workshop with David Richo


Saturday, December 7, 2019
10:00 am to 3:00 pm


Registration: $75
Please bring a bag lunch from home


Join us when David Richo returns to Mercy Center for a new workshop based on his upcoming book:

"Triggers: How We Can Stop Reacting and Start Healing".





A trigger is any word, person, event, or experience that touches off an immediate emotional reaction, especially sadness/depression, anger/aggression, fear/panic, or humiliation/shame. We are all triggered at times by what people say or do, especially in relationships. Triggers have a history. Some are reminders of a pet peeve or an irritation from the recent past. Some are examples of post-traumatic stress going all the way back to childhood wounds.


Our goal is not to root out all our triggers but to find a trailhead from them into the psychological and spiritual work that has been so long awaiting us. We have spiritual practices, especially ones from Buddhism such as mindfulness and loving-kindness. This workshop helps us find out what triggers are, when they come from, and how to handle them so that reactions turn into healing responses.

David Richo





David Richo, Ph.D., M.F.T. is a psychotherapist, teacher, workshop leader, and writer who works in Santa Barbara and San Francisco, California. He combines Jungian, poetic, and mythic perspectives in his work with the intention of integrating the psychological and the spiritual. His books and workshops include attention to Buddhist practices. David is the acclaimed author of "Everything Ablaze: Meditating on the Mystical Vision of Teilhard de Chardin", and "The Power of Grace: Recognizing Unexpected Gifts on the Path".


David's new book, "Triggers: How We Can Stop Reacting and Start Healing", is scheduled for publication on December 10, 2019.


For further information about David Richo's books and teachings, visit his website.





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