Emotional Rescue
8 Week Course

About The Course

Our world is red hot with emotions, stuck in age old patterns. Yet when we bring mindfulness and awareness to our emotional hot spots, creative energy is suddenly set free. We discover renewed wellbeing, inspiration, and resourcefulness to meet our challenges.

Based on authentic Buddhist teachings for building emotional resilience, the Emotional Rescue method is the result of decades of work by Ponlop Rinpoche to adapt this approach for the benefit of modern practitioners. With practice in the ER method, our experience of emotions opens up greater clarity of mind and generosity of spirit as we relate to ourselves, to others, and to our world.

We aspire to help create a future in which negative emotions no longer cause violence and misery. By using mindfulness to reclaim emotions as our most powerful source of creative energy, we aspire to build resilient communities where all can flourish.

The Emotional Rescue 8 Week Course is a gift to yourself, to others, and to a suffering world. By learning the authentic ER method, you are empowering yourself to connect with your deepest intention for wanting to transform emotions, to bring awareness to those emotions on the spot, and to reclaim the creative energy to enjoy your life and to nourish the lives of others as well.

In this course, you will have guided opportunities to practice the ER method in an open, accepting environment. By the end of this course, you will better understand your relationship with your emotions and will have practical skills you can apply to any situation.

Course Goals and Benefits

This course will help you:

  • Develop emotional resilience
  • Cultivate mindfulness and self awareness
  • Respond to stress without resorting to reactivity
  • Learn your emotional profile and how to work with it
  • Gain confidence to deal with any challenge

Emotional Rescue 8 Week Course:

  • Based on the book, Emotional Rescue, by Dzogchen Ponlop
  • Backed by scientific research on what builds emotional resilience
  • Adapted from authentic Buddhist teachings for working with emotions
  • Taught by certified Emotional Rescue instructors
  • No mindfulness experience required — great for beginners or experienced practitioners
  • Guided practice in the ER 3 Step Plan for transforming fear and anger

Course Structure and Dates

This online course is held on Zoom. It is a concise but rich program that introduces you to the fundamentals of the Emotional Rescue™ Method in nine 2.5-hour sessions with a generous break in between. Video recordings are available to view after each session has concluded.

Each session is filled with engaging practice, discussion, and meaningful connections with other folks who, like you, are committed to transforming difficult emotions into empowering energy. To keep the ER Method fresh between sessions, you’ll receive weekly journal questions and exercises to explore the Method on your own.

Wednesdays, Sep 22-Nov 17, 2021

4:30pm PDT

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Course session recordings are available for 30 days.

Course Instructors

Diane Biray Gregorio, PhD

Diane Biray Gregorio, Ph.D. is a Harvard-trained organizational psychologist, applied researcher, nonprofit executive, speaker, and trainer. Since 1991 she has focused on global health, mindfulness, gender, poverty, and human rights. Dr. Gregorio combines meditation and scientific and philosophical studies with engaged action to alleviate human suffering. She has been trained by some of the top teachers in her fields, and by highly esteemed Buddhist masters. More at www.drdianegregorio.com

Carlos Ferreyros

Carlos Ferreyros is a native of Lima, Peru, and has lived in the United States for 35 years. A longtime Buddhist practitioner, Carlos is a senior student and meditation instructor under the guidance of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. As a celebrated communications professional, Carlos has directed brands such as The Disney Channel, FOX, The Wall Street Journal and Reuters, among others. His work won 9 EMMY awards. Carlos is co-founder of Zen, a meditation platform for Spanish speakers. He has taught Emotional Rescue in Mexico, Peru and Brasil. Carlos is passionate about learning, and helping others to discover, the positive benefits of meditation, mindfulness and awareness.

Ceci Miller, MFA

Ceci Miller is an author, editor, communications consultant and trainer. She served as an editor for Emotional Rescue and Rebel Buddha by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. A graduate of The Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she has written, edited, and published books with bestselling authors through her company CeciBooks.com since 1988. She has consulted on a wide variety of print and digital publishing projects, including books and series for children. She has practiced meditation since 1976 and Buddhist teachings since 2005. More at www.linkedin.com/in/cecimiller