Love is beautiful, wonderful, and challenging! It takes many skills to love well and be happy. Without those skills, we can make lots of painful mistakes. Gaining wisdom skills sooner rather than later can significantly enhance relationships and wellbeing and prevent a lot of suffering. In this one-day course we will identify and practice the wisdom skills that have scientifically been found to enhance love, relationships, and wellbeing. Skills such as mindfulness, emotional intelligence, empathy, compassion, gratitude, ego transcendence, and openness to experience have been empirically established as critical to having positive relationships.
Other skills such as forgiveness and humor will also be discussed and applied. This workshop will enable individuals to learn and apply practical and effective wisdom related techniques to their relationships. Multimedia, videos, and humor will be included to make for an entertaining
Dr Robins will also speak at the evening Satsang, expanding the topic to focus on humility. Satsang begins at 6:00pm with silent meditation.
Shani Robins, PhD
Shani Robins, PhD pioneered the field of Wisdom Therapy TM in 1998. He is a licensed Psychologist (PSY18795) by the California Board of Psychology and is the founder and director of the Wisdom Therapy Institute since 2000. He is an instructor at Stanford University Medical School’s Health Improvement and BeWell Programs and the Director of Clinical Training at Sofia University (Institute of Trans-personal Psychology). Dr. Robins received his B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy from UCLA in 1989, his M.A. and PhD in Cognitive Experimental Psychology from U.C. Santa Barbara in 1996, completed a 2-year National Institute of Mental Health Postdoc at U.C. Irvine in 1999 and a PhD re-specialization in Clinical Psychology in 2002. He has published and has given numerous clinical workshops, invited talks, scientific conference presentations, and corporate consultations nationally and internationally on Wisdom Therapy TM and its relationship to cognition, emotions, stress reduction, relationships, workplace effectiveness, coping, emotional intelligence, performance, and organizational consulting.