How to cultivate Acceptance in difficult times | Susan Pollak | By Zoom from Harvard | March 21 | Reduced Fee due to Pandemic |



Workshop “How to cultivate Acceptance in difficult times”










Accepting that something is the way it is and not the way we want it to be is the first step to move forward, to open up to new possibilities and, above all, to appreciate the beauty that resided in the reality that was not accepted. It is not always easy to find the difference between giving up and accepting, between resignation and acceptance. Even many people find it easier to accept resignation than acceptance itself. Without acceptance there is no freedom, although our mind shows us, over and over again, that to accept is to surrender, resign ourselves and, on some occasions, even end up humiliated.

Some things are under our control and some are not, even though we may have some influence over them. Except in situations of mental illness, all of our decisions are under our control, while everything else in the world is not. Therefore, we should only worry about what is under our control and treat all the rest with equanimity, as a state that allows us to maintain a balanced and constant attitude beyond the events that life presents us, which will make our mind be in calm down and, thus, be attentive to the present moment.




Dr. Susan M. Pollak, MTS, Ed.D. She is a psychologist, co-founder and professor of the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at Harvard University School of Medicine (Cambridge Health Alliance) and, for a decade, president of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy (2010-2020)


She is a co-editor of The Cultural Transition and has written or collaborated on works such as “Sit Together. Essential skills for a mindfulness-based psychotherapy ”,“ Mindfulness in psychotherapy ”and her latest work,“ Self-compassion for parents ”. Dr. Pollak is the author of the Psychology Today blog, The Art of Now: Essential Skills for Mindfulness.


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The Mindfulness Corner (El Rincón de Mindfulness) is an Spanish institution specialized in the teaching, dissemination and practice of this discipline. It teaches courses, workshops and programs face to face and online, organizes retreats and has stable centers in Madrid, Malaga and Bogotá; coordinates the Master Degree in Mindfulness at the University of Alcalá, collaborates with the World Happiness Foundation and with the research team in Mindfulness by Dr. García Campayo at the University of Zaragoza. Among the resources made available to society are the Inspira magazine, the Editorial El Rincón de Mindfulness, the platform and the International Mindfulness and Society Conference. It has obtained the CorporateLiveWire Prestige Award for the Best Wellness Center in Madrid 2020.


Date and Time


March 21, 2021.


3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. London (GMT)

10am to 2pm from Boston (GMT-5 | EST)


Tuition Fee | Reduced by pandemic | 40,00 GBP | 50,00 USD



Venue: Videoconference by Zoom


More information at or by calling + 34 664 64 54 65


Payment Methods

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