The heart of the mindfulness-adjacent paradigm known as non-violent communication explores the following: how underlying needs and values cause a person to perceive another person’s behavior in a certain light, particularly during difficult exchanges. This exploration is a way to lead both parties back to a state of empathy and compassion.
Jess offers a meditation intended to help one gain comfort with discomfort—whether they be in nature, or anywhere else.
Jess offers a meditation in which loving-kindness is interwoven with equanimity, to create a veritable brahmavihara spice mix, with which any of us might generously season our experiences.
Jess leads a meditation on digesting and transforming challenging emotions—either while on retreat, or in everyday life.
Jess leads a reflective meditation from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, affirming the commitment to attend to the well-being of all those with whom we share our communities…and the world.
Jess leads a meditation towards the skillful contemplation of regret.