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Workshop (Chicago): Practicing Compassion with Self & Others

  • Jarvis Square Pottery 1443 West Jarvis Avenue Chicago, IL, 60626 United States (map)

Our level of compassion affects how kind we are to ourselves and how kind we are to others;
it’s a soothing balm to our individual and collective suffering; teachers from the Dalai Lama, Einstein and Mother Theresa to modern day scientists and researchers have revealed the significance
of self-compassion on our mental, physical and emotional health.

In this workshop, we’ll take the time to learn more about how compassion affects us internally and externally, we’ll learn a few potent and practical tools to cultivate compassion, and most importantly, we’ll practice with ourselves and others.


Jarvis Square Pottery
1443 West Jarvis Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60626

The workshop agenda is:

  • Sharing intentions of this workshop

  • Check-ins and introductions in circle

  • Education on the scientific benefits of self-compassion

  • Practical tools to take away with you to cultivate compassion daily

  • Guided prompts to strengthen the compassionate voice within

  • Experiential activities to safely release ego and connect with others

  • Group discussion and close

Bring if you can:

  • Your journal

    This workshop is open to adults of all genders

    Ticket $35* | on sale until Tuesday, 7/30 @ 3pm

    *There are currently some student scholarships available, please contact us to inquire

Guided by:


Chetna is a mixed media artist and creative wellness consultant. She's passionate about the power and healing of creative expression. Themes in her art, study and life include psychological reflection, affirmations, shadows, self-care and self-empowerment, motivation, collective consciousness and oneness with Mother Earth.

She has a Master's in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley. She's facilitated creative workshops in varied settings from academic contexts with adolescents and young adults, and with multi-generational and multicultural adults in intimate retreats . She specializes in using and teaching creativity as a pathway for healing, empowerment and community-strengthening.