The acronym RAIN (Recognize-Allow-Investigate-Nurture) is an accessible and powerful mindfulness-based practice for cultivating self-compassion and compassion for others. When practiced by peers as a dyadic “applied” meditation or when used in psychotherapy, the transformational impact can increase significantly. In this workshop, you’ll discover the steps of RAIN, look at key elements that are relevant for use in clinical settings, and experience an actual guided RAIN Partners session. You’ll explore:
- How to apply the RAIN practice to a range of emotions, including fear, anger, and grief, as well as with clients who have experienced trauma
- Using powerful inquiries that support somatic-based “investigation” and cultivate distinct pathways of clients’ self-nurturing
- The fruit of the RAIN practice (called After the RAIN), which is non-identification with limiting beliefs and passing emotional states, and realization of the loving awareness that is our true nature
Tara Brach, PhD, is an internationally known teacher of mindfulness meditation, and the founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington. A clinical psychologist for over 18 years, she’s author of several bestselling books, including Radical Acceptance, True Refuge, and the latest, Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAIN.