The purpose of mindfulness is to free our minds from their conditioned habits so we can perceive reality clearly and access our true nature. It trains our mind to be our friend instead of our enemy. Mindfulness is healing, empowering and builds confidence in handling life’s challenges.
We all long to be authentic and loved. Yet as women we internalize the misogynistic messages inherent in our patriarchal society. This conditions us to believe we’re not enough, something’s wrong with us, we don’t matter. So we habitually focus our attention on others, tending to their needs, striving to be pleasing and perfect in hopes of winning their approval so we feel loved and accepted. In doing so, we discount our own experience, and lose ourselves in relationships. This habit of “othering” creates insecurity, self-doubt, stress, chronic anxiety, and depression. Mindfulness frees us from these conditioned habits, heals our relationship with our self, restores trust in our inner authority, brings health and balance to our relationships, and empowers us to be authentically ourselves.
The Foundation Class, Practice Circles, Retreats and Workshops all focus on cultivating freedom from internalized misogyny and coming to know that we all matter and are always enough.
Suggested Reading: “Unshakeable Confidence, The Freedom to Be Our Authentic Selves: Mindfulness for Women,” by Mare Chapman.BUY BOOK
With kind expertise, Mare Chapman teaches mindfulness with an eye toward gender equity, guiding the reader toward more ease, empowerment and freedom. This special book is so needed for women, especially at this time!
Good medicine for tending the heart and uplifting the spirit.
Like Brené Brown, Mare Chapman offers inspiring insights on freeing the real ‘you’ who lives deep inside. Her wise words and exercises will give you the strength and courage to become your authentic self, no matter what life has thrown at you. Brilliant!
This book is like having a mindfulness teacher at your side. It is informative and insightful—chock-full of techniques, meditations, and reflections that guide you to the self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-confidence needed to be your authentic self. These are essential tools for all women.
Unshakeable Confidence illuminates the cultural conditioning that adversely affects nearly all women—in body, mind, and spirit. Its reframing of codependence, learned helplessness, and relationship addiction as “othering” is groundbreaking. And, most importantly, it gives all of us precise instructions for how to come back home to our essential, healthy, confident selves. Every woman needs to know and practice what’s in these pages.