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The Resiliency Center: Your Place for Healing, Education & Community in Ambler, PA
9 Steps to Self-Compassion
It’s the month of Valentines Day and while the day has been most associated with romantic love, I’d like to shift our focus to the concept of self-love, or more accurately self-compassion.

I have found through my practice as a psychotherapist that despite the vast issues that my clients struggle with, the common denominator is the need for self-kindness. While it may seem like a small task, to cultivate a compassionate and loving inner dialogue can be a lifelong endeavor.

Here are 9 steps to cultivate greater self-compassion:
  1. Develop awareness of your negative inner voice. This is the voice that is lead by guilt or martyrdom and can be a real bully.
  2. Give the negative voice a name. Some examples include: judge, gremlin, or perhaps the name of the person who spoke to you with this tone (i.e., mom, dad, Edgar, etc).
  3. When you hear the voice of your judge (or gremlin) commenting in your daily life, you can say, “Oh that’s my Gremlin.” Or “Hi Mom, I am not listening to you.”
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Jodi Schwartz-Levy, PhD, LPC holds a doctorate in the pioneering field of somatic (body-oriented) psychology. 
> For more information, see her profile on The Resiliency Center website

Beginning Anew
By Dean Solon

this world presents as reality,
and may be experienced as apparency,
and when it is,
all that is
can be seen as transparency.

often it is asked:
if this is the way it is,
why get out of bed in the morning?
why care about any of it?

> Read More on our Blog
Join Dean Solon at the Resiliency Center each Monday at 8:30 am and Thursday at 7:30 PM for free group meditation

Featured Events
Webinar, “Stress Reduction with Dr.Tetlow” 
Friday, Feb 1, 12-1 pm,  $2.00 introductory fee.

Stress! Everybody deals with it but do you know how YOUR body is affected by it and how to successfully manage it? In the upcoming webinar, I will teach you how stress affects your body and how to intervene using your breath and mindfulness. Join Dr. Georgia Tetlow, Integrative Physician, for an evidence-based and eye-opening presentation all about your well-being! 
> Register online

> For more information on Dr. Tetlow or the event, see her website at

Restorative Pilates Class
Tuesdays, 12-1 pm, $10 per class
Brittiney George will be offering a new weekly Pilates class to build core strength while releasing the hips, shoulders, and back.  Brittiney has taught Pilates since 1990 and was certified through the PhysicalMind Institute in NY.
> For more information or to register online 
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Upcoming Programs

EMDR Training for Therapists
April 26-28 & August 2-4
> Learn more and Register online
FREE Infant Massage
5 week Class Series

Sundays, 1:30-3 pm
Wednesdays, 1-2:30 pm 
> For more information or to register contact Brittiney George @ 610-389-7866 or via e-mail at
> Learn More on Meetup

Interstitial Cystitis & Pelvic Pain Support Group
Wednesday, February 20, 7:15-8:45 pm 
> To learn more and register for the group, contact Kathy Krol @ at 215-289-3101 #1 or

Rumi Poetry Reading & Discussion
Wednesday, 2/20, 7 pm
Laughter Yoga, Mondays, 10 am

Healthcare Professionals Networking Breakfast
Wednesday, 2/6, 9-10:30 am
> Please RSVP on Meetup
EMDR Consultation Group for Therapists
Friday, 2/15, 9:30 – 11:30 am
> Register by calling Elizabeth Venart at 215-542-5004 or emailing

The Creative Writer’s Group 
2nd Wednesday 2/13, 7 – 9 pm
Please RSVP

Women’s Personal Growth Group
2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 9:30am

For more info or to inquire about joining, contact Elizabeth Venart at 215-542-5004 or

Male Sexual Abuse Survivors Group
Thursdays at 1:30 pm, ongoing
Pre-group interview required. 
> Contact Jeff Katowitz, LMFT at or Elizabeth Venart, LPC at to learn more

The Philadelphia Writer’s Workshop
Tuesdays, 7-10 pm
10-Week Winter workshop began Jan 8
More Info

Morning Meditation
Mondays, 8:30 - 9:30 am

Evening Meditation
Thursdays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Qi Gong Classes
Thursdays, 2:00 and 6:15 pm

Knitting Circle
Second Saturday, 1/12, 10-11:30 am

> Learn more about these programs and more on The Resiliency Center's events page and online calendar.

Quotes of the Month

“Live with passion – Don’t let what was once a miracle become ordinary.”
Joel Olsteen
“All the significant battles are waged with the self.”
Sheldon Kopp
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