The Jung Center

Freedom from Chronic People-Pleasing Through Mindfulness

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

10:00 AM – 04:00 PM


Is it impossible to say "no" to others? Do you try to fit in even if you betray your own values and opinions? Chronic people-pleasing, which can develop from feeling unloved or unlovable as children, often reflects profound suffering. Cut off from the love that is already inside of us, we deny our feelings of resentment, anger, and unworthiness. This leaves us feeling frantic, stressed, and disconnected from ourselves and others.

Research on mindfulness reports reduction in the immediate effects of stress and long-lasting, positive changes for practitioners. Those who practice mindfulness have also experienced significant decreases in anxiety, depression, and a variety of physical symptoms. The training helps people gain self-awareness, access and process emotion, reduce reactivity to thought and urges, and access internal compassion and intuition.

This workshop offers a day of instruction, practice, and discussion, in which participants will learn how to foster the practice of mindfulness meditation and the intentional focus on moment-to-moment experience.

About the Workshop

Micki Fine, MEd, LPC, has been in private psychotherapy practice since 1989. She has taught Mindfulness- Based Stress Reduction since 1994. She earned the credential of Certified Mindfulness Teacher from the University of Massachusetts Medical School where Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn founded the Center for Mindfulness. She is the author of The Need to Please: Mindfulness Skills to Gain Freedom from People Pleasing and Approval Seeking.

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  • Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
    Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Bookstore Closed Friday, -
    Closed Sunday
  • Member Pricing: $90.00 Non-member Pricing: $100.00

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  • Free Parking
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  • Do not park in the lot behind the MFAH building on weekdays before 5 pm. However, the museum does generously allow Jung Center patrons to park in the lot after 5 pm and on the weekend. Paid parking available in front of The Center and on Montrose in front of The Glassell School and the MFAH Administration Building. Parking is always at a premium in the Museum District during business hours, but parallel parking spaces can often be found in front of The Center and on Montrose in front of The Glassell School and the MFAH Administration Building.

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