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We humans have an innate, deep need for connection with each other. It can feel great when we connect but if not, it can lead to loneliness.  Inauthenticity and emotional availability are just a few of the ways people behave that can reflect their challenges in this area.  The reality is it can be hard to connect with others because it’s scary to open up and be real and vulnerable.  
There are many reasons why this a challenge, often stemming from family of origin issues but the important thing is to recognize this as a problem and commit to doing something about it.  Doing so will not only can improve your emotional health but your relationships.
That’s why I’m inviting you to join Dr. Rick Hanson and Dr. Daniel Ellenberg for The Courage to Connect: a live online workshop that will help you be more self-accepting and confident, express yourself more fully, get more of what you need from others, and have more satisfying friendships and intimate relationships. 
Join them on March 26 and 27th to learn how to:

Develop greater self-compassion

Release old habits of defensiveness and contraction

Learn the skills that foster courageous conversations

Explore the sweet spot that combines strength and vulnerability

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Originally published at http://loveandlifetoolbox.com