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Speaking Our Truth in Turbulent Times with Amanda Peacock, LICSW

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Smith Campus Center (Mt. Auburn), Harvard University

75 Mt Auburn Street

2nd floor

Cambridge, MA 02138

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Speaking Our Truth in Turbulent Times

with Amanda Peacock, LICSW

We live in a time where long silent truths are being shared and understood in new ways. We are met daily with impacts of secrets held unshared and truths finally told. Drawing on the Buddhist teachings of Right Speech, from Desmond Tutu’s writings on the Truth and Reconciliation work in South Africa and elsewhere, and our own observations with our clients, we will consider the relevance, practicality and necessity of skillful means in the truth telling of our times.

You will have an opportunity to consider the challenge of holding compassion and equanimity while speaking your truth or hearing the truth of another. We’ll consider how speaking the truth lives in our own lives and the lives of our clients and we’ll explore mindfulness practices that can be helpful before, during and after the process of speaking (or hearing) what is difficult and true.

At the end of this event, participants will be able to:

1. Identify challenges to ourselves and others inherent in speaking our truth in turbulent times.

2. Describe the main components of truth and reconciliation processes and their relevance to speaking one’s difficult truth.

3. Explain the concept of right speech from the teachings of the Buddha.

4. Discuss whether the practice of right speech is practical, relevant or necessary when speaking our truth.

5. Identify useful mindfulness practices before, during and after speaking our difficult truths.

Amanda Peacock is a clinical social worker, life coach and spiritual counselor whose life’s work is to facilitate healing of trauma and relationships. Her experience supports the view that most trauma is, at its heart, relational trauma. For this reason, she is dedicated to healing relational wounds and unburdening clients’ connections with themselves and others, helping them return to a more authentic, open-hearted way of living. Amanda incorporates mindfulness, Internal Family Systems, and nature- and energy-based practices in her work with individuals and couples. Certified in Internal Family Systems therapy and as a life coach, Amanda is also a certificate holder from the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy’s class of 2008. She has studied nature-based and energetic practices since 2014 and has been committed to Buddhist practice since 1993. She has led meditation groups and other workshops in the Boston area since 2007. Amanda meets with clients in person in Watertown, MA and provides coaching via video conferencing for people in many locations.

Continuing Education:

Continuing Education (CE) credits available for psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and nurses. Please see details at http://meditationandpsychotherapy.org/lecture-series.

Fees:

Suggested donation for general attendance is $15. CE credits are available for a fee of $30. Please click the Green 'Tickets' button to register.

Directions:

The Smith Campus Center (formerly Holyoke Center) is a large building occupying the block bounded by Massachusetts Avenue, Dunster Street, Holyoke Street, and Mount Auburn Street. The center's street address is 75 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. The lecture will be held in the Mt. Auburn Room.

Please note that The Smith Campus Center is currently under construction. Use the entrance on Dunster Street (across from Mike’s Pastry) to access the building. You will need to sign in with an ID at the security desk. We will alert them to the event.

Click here for general directions to Harvard University. If using public transit, take the Red Line to the Harvard stop; or take any number of buses that come to Harvard Square.

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Parking is limited around Harvard Square. There are metered parking spaces available around the square, though they are usually quite full. Click here for listings of parking garages in Harvard Square.

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Mindfulness and Compassion Lecture Series

This program is part of the Mindfulness and Compassion Lecture Series, offered through collaboration by the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, and the David S Rosenthal Center for Wellness and Health Promotion, Harvard University Health Services. In this monthly series, gather with friends and colleagues in an informal setting to explore the intersection of mindfulness, compassion, and clinical practice. The presenters are notable leaders and speakers in the field who bring with them a wide variety of research and clinical experience. Each presentation will be followed by Q&A and discussion. Everyone is invited to attend.

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75 Mt Auburn Street

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Cambridge, MA 02138

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