CULTIVATE RESILIANCE and LIVE LIFE ON PURPOSE

April 26-30th

Karuna changes the way emotional distress is perceived. We can respond to human suffering as an opportunity to cultivate resilience and a life driven by purpose.

Experience first-hand the choices we all have when it comes to caring for our wellbeing.

This opportunity is designed for people seeking to learn new approaches for supporting people who experience mental health, addiction, and trauma. A mental health diagnosis does not have to be a life sentence.

Tax-deductible, and donations support our mission to provide education, advocacy, and support - regardless of socioeconomic status. 

Free. Let us know you are coming and we will send you the webinar link to participate and a Karuna Conference Merchandise Crate for the first 200 registrants.

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What is Karunā?

Karunā is a Sanskrit word that translates to compassion.  Sanskrit is the ancient language of India. Although it is no longer a commonly spoken language, many languages are rooted in Sanskrit.

 

Karunā is one of the four immeasurable virtues in Buddhism - along with loving-kindness, joy, and equanimity. In Sanskrit, these virtues are called the brahmavihārās, and they are intentionally contemplated during meditation to cultivate an enlightened state of mind.

 

Compassion, loving-kindness, joy, and equanimity live inside each of us. Cultivating these virtues and shifting our internal experience to embody them takes time and focus.  However, it is possible for everyone to put Karunā into action!

“The Karuna Conference was an excellent experience.  One that is helping to bring effective healing modalities to the forefront of our consciousness to help those who truly need it!”

Kahseim Outlaw, Karuna Conference 2018

Instructor at The Graduate Institute and High School Wellness Educator.

“My heart is full after today's Karuna conference. The organizers did a great job creating a welcoming space that honored human connection."

Caroline Mazel-Carlton, Karuna Conference 2017.

Hearing Voices USA Board of Directors and Director of Training of the Wildflower Alliance.

Compassion in Action - The Karunā Conference

The Karunā Conference, grounded in the four immeasurable virtues, is a time we come together to collectively put compassion into action. We do this by creating a space for all to be seen, heard, and valued - and allowing ourselves and others to be completely vulnerable through the uncertainty of change we all experience throughout our lives.

 

It is through compassion with ourselves and others that we find humility.  Humility is the held regard for the shared experience of all beings and accepting that we are all aspects of a greater whole – with equal value.

 

Humility, when coupled with compassion, we realize the greatest opportunity to heal.

 

The Karunā Conference is an invitation for you to establish relationships which are centered in the shared human experience of navigating uncertainty and change with compassion and humility. We are all capable of leaning into discomfort to create space for all to be seen, heard, and valued.

 

This is what we do at Advocacy Unlimited, and we invite you to explore and learn with us this year at the 2021 Karunā Conference.

 

Video on Sanskrit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmUJLx47ZDg

START YOUR DAY WITH TOIVO

9AM

Join the Toivo Team as we start each day of Karuna with 30 minutes of wellness.
Each day you can experience a new practice.
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MONDAY: Breath and Movement with Linda

TUESDAY:  Compassion Meditation with Jess

WEDNESDAY: Sound Healing with Sara

THURSDAY: Chair Yoga with Hilary

FRIDAY: Grounding into the Self with Michaela

WEBINAR SCHEDULE

MONDAY

10AM
WHAT IS A RECOVERY SUPPORT SPECIALIST?
2 PM
INTENTIONAL PEER SUPPORT

TUESDAY

10 AM
LOTUS PROJECT: EMERGING ADULT LEADERSHIP TRAINING​
2 PM
OLMSTEAD: RECOVERY SUPPORTS IN THE NURSING HOME

WEDNESDAY

10 AM
COMPASSIONATE ACTIVISM
2 PM
WE HEAR YOU: OFFER GUIDANCE TO A PERSON WHO HEARS VOICES

THURSDAY

10 AM
TOIVO - A DOOR OF CHANGE
2 PM
WHAT IS COMMUNITY BRIDGING?

FRIDAY

10 AM
INEQUITY IN THE MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM
2 PM
RECOVERING THE SELF DURING THE TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD

CLOSE THE DAY

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A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

3PM

Drop in for a 1 hour community conversation to discuss anything that you found interesting, or points that you'd like to share.  We'd love to hear from you. This is a facilitated discussion and will include two members of the AU team.

Questions?

Conference Coordinator

Torry at TBernard@AdvocacyUnlimited.org

Advocacy Unlimited is a peer-led nonprofit that provides comprehensive holistic recovery supports.  We believe that all people - regardless of socio-economic status - possess the innate capacity to heal, in connection with others. www.advocacyunlimited.org