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Embracing Mutual Vulnerability: An Introduction to Karuna Training with Anie Boudreau & Melissa Moore

September 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm MDT

$45.00 – $65.00

3-part course on Fridays, September 3rd, 10th, & 17th at 2:00 - 3:30pm MT

Anie Boudreau and Melissa Moore will teach this 3-Part Seminar covering:

September 3:

The view of Intrinsic Health and Mutual Healing in addiction Recovery

September 10:

Getting Resourced: tools, practices, and support for Addiction recovery

September 17:

Working with Shame: Curiosity as the pathway back to Loving Kindness

Contemplative Psychology is a path of Mutual Recovery along with vulnerability. Recovery means we can offer ourselves to others in compassionate exchange in an equally beneficial and transparent way.  This type of openness requires a shared understanding of emotions as a path to insight and wisdom. 

This 3-part series introduces Karuna’s methods and applies them to a conversation about addiction.  In Contemplative Psychology, we work with addiction recovery as a process of integrating and getting resourced. We know there is a need for a safe container to address shame with curiosity and love. We will also train in critical ways in recognizing and working with stress responses, both environmentally and individually.  

Our willingness to work together on this 3-part Karuna investigation will be beneficial to all who aspire to touch into the shared space of our human suffering, mutual vulnerability, and wisdom. These methods work well in multiple contexts; therapists, care providers, dulas, bankers, professionals, parents, artists, etc. The program is not just for therapists or Buddhists, and we are all in mutual recovery from the perspective of Contemplative Psychology.  

This training is for anyone interested in leading your life with an open heart and trauma-informed intelligence regarding working with emotions.  

Anie Boudreau has lived with a brain injury after suffering from nearly 30 concussions as a downhill mountain bike racer and snowboarder. It’s been a journey, to say the least, learning how to maneuver through pain every day while living a joyful life.

Anie is a Certified Yoga Therapist, an Advanced-level Addiction Recovery Coach & Trainer, and Certified Contemplative Psychology Educator. She is a specialist in pain science, nervous system regulation, movement for trauma, psychedelic treatment for addiction recovery and the psychology of the mind and how to have difficult conversations. Anie is diligently learning to connect more deeply with the unseen energies and spirit guides who lead & support her on this journey.

Anie has realized that the healing power of sharing her story significantly eases her symptoms. This is the practice of speaking from the heart and the potent and powerful part of the work we do at School of Reverence.

Melissa Moore, PhD, is a co-founder of Karuna Training and is currently the Executive Director of Karuna Training North America. Melissa’s background is in community-based mental health, research, training care providers, and women’s issues. She has a Ph.D. in Psychological Anthropology from California Institute of Integral Studies and a Masters in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University in Boulder, CO. Melissa has taught Buddhism and Contemplative Psychology worldwide for over 25 years. 


September 3
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm MDT
$45.00 – $65.00
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