"We invite you to come with curiosity into this living community of spiritual women, listening deeply as they share their personal stories of how their spiritual journeys have shaped and honed them as leaders.... We do not offer answers to all the complex questions facing us as a human family, but we invite you to join us as we surrender to the mystery of being open, present and engaged together in these uncertain times." ~ from the Introduction to the book
This group of women will meet online every 2 weeks to discuss chapters in the book. We'll use discussion prompts and the comments section of the course to connect around the material, and learn from each others experience and perspective of the essays in this collection.
Kristy is founder and CEO of HeartWorks Training (www.heartworks.training), offering online and in-person mindfulness and self-compassion courses. She is also the Coordinator for Live Online Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) for the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, an online learning consultant for the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy (www.meditationandpsychotherapy.org) and worked with Susan Kaiser-Greenland to develop her online mindfulness-oriented InnerKids Professional Development Program (www.susankaisergreenland.com). She previously worked as manager at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies (www.bcbsdharma.org) in Massachusetts.
Kristy holds a Bachelor of Social Work and is a Certified MSC teacher and a Live Online MSC Teacher Trainer. She teaches and offers lectures and workshops on mindfulness and self-compassion in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Her work is grounded in Mindful Self-Compassion, Internal Family Systems, Brené Brown's shame resilience work, feminine archetypes and Buddhist philosophy. She is originally from South Australia, and currently lives with her American husband in St Louis, Missouri.
Her motto: "I learn so that I can teach and I teach so that I can learn!"