Peter Bedard– After a near-death experience, Peter Bedard, MA, C.Ht., was faced with the greatest challenge of all: Living a life in severe physical, emotional, and spiritual pain. The former dancer soon discovered that the anger and frustration he felt because of his injuries were not only keeping him in pain, but were waiting to teach him the greatest gifts of his life. Now, a celebrated author and healer, Peter Bedard helps thousands of people globally to live a life of full potential while integrating the lessons of pain into balanced living.
When Happiness is Work
– Do you find yourself suffering from sadness?
– Do you feel helpless at times?
– Are you struggling to do even the most simple things in life?
– Is a feeling of desuetude taking root in your psyche?
– Are you feeling trapped in a negative spiral?
Then this workshop is for you! This simple workshop will help you regain your center and learn the lesson that depression has to teach you. You will learn how harness the lesson of sadness and welcome all it has to teach you.
Depression is at epidemic levels in the United States and a growing problem around the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression affects around 350 million people at any given moment worldwide and its impact has a high social and personal cost. The goal of this workshop is to give you an introduction to a process for healing depression and creating an unshakable inner strength; a strength that comes from deep within you. When you heal within yourself the entire world becomes a better place.
Depression doesn’t have to be a bad thing. It is a normal experience and a part of healing. We forget that and think we have to live in this sliver of emotional possibility called happiness.
Too many of us are struggling to live an unbalanced life only feeling “happy” and “positive” experiences and we deny everything else. We tend to cut off all other emotions that are deemed “unhappy” and we once again forget about the happiness that can be found in pain and the joy that can be discovered in loss. We even punish ourselves for feeling sad or “negative” feelings as if we are bad people or undeveloped souls for having those feelings. Therapist/Healers think they are not enlightened enough to constantly be positive. This “spiritual flagellation” needs to stop.
When you dive into the depths of our sadness and emerge on the other side we can experience the world in an even deeper way. This is the gift that your depression has to share.