Learn to Love is BACK, re-starting our monthly gathering on opening our hearts and growing our kindness, compassion, empathy and understanding.
We’ll begin this path of the heart by extending our love to the most important person: ourselves.
Steve Bearman, founder of Interchange Counseling Institute, will be presenting this month's talk, helping us break out of self-doubt, judgement, and fear of not being good enough.
Steve will use his more than two decades of experience leading workshops and counseling others to help us all discover new levels of self-validation, wholeness and unconditional self-love.
Beyond a talk, discussion and Q+A, Steve will also guide participants through experiential exercised designed to break through the barriers that prevent us all from extending the most important emotion of all, love, to the most important person of all, ourselves.
Zach Beach, founder of Learn to Love, will provide an introductory talk examining how shame, judgement and fear prevent us from truly loving ourselves, along with exercises that promote self-love and self-care. By distinguishing between self-love and self-indulgence, we can invite warm feelings of wholeness into our own hearts without any guilt around selfishness or undeservedness.
Steve Bearman, PhD
Steve Bearman, PhD is the founder of the Interchange Counseling Institute, and a counselor, social justice educator, and workshop leader residing in Oakland. In addition to teaching counseling skills classes, Steve has been leading workshops for over 20 years in the areas of community building, relationships, ending jealousy, overcoming anxiety, gender role conditioning, healing body shame, death and grieving, spiritual practice, and group facilitation. Steve also helps his counseling clients heal old hurts, to overcome emotional obstacles, to recover meaning and passion, to create healthy relationships and support structures, and to realize their unique and extraordinary capacities. He earned his PhD in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he also received an MS in Social Psychology. Learn more at interchangecounseling.com/
Zach Beach, MA
Zach is a teacher, poet and writer focused on bringing to light the truths of romantic and unconditional love. Zach has an MA in East-West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral studies and is a graduate of San Francisco Sex Information’s sex educator training program. After years of studying love, sex and relationships, Zach created Learn to Love as a platform to equip people with the right tools and insights to bring more love into their lives. By establishing love as a skill that can be learned, practiced, and developed, we can all become better at loving and in turn, better at living. Learn more at zachbeach.com, follow him at @zachbeachlove
LEARN TO LOVE is a new monthly lecture series, examining the role that love plays in our lives and culture. Hosted by Zach Beach and featuring leading psychologists, therapists, relationship coaches, and sex educators, each wisdom-packed session will equip participants with deeper insights, tools and knowledge to bring more love into our lives.
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