November 4, 11, & 18, 2023 • 9:00 – 11:00 am PST

Radical Authenticity in Relationships

A Path to Trauma Healing

A three-part live webinar series with Gail Brenner

“Difficult feelings can be like old friends who have overstayed their welcome. You’re used to them being around, but you don’t enjoy their company.”
– Gail Brenner

Do you struggle to establish healthy boundaries, speak your truth, and stand firmly for who you are in relationships? Do you have trouble saying no, feel taken advantage of, or wear yourself out pleasing others?

In childhood, many of us learned to abandon parts of ourselves in order to stay connected with our caregivers. We lost the capacity to trust in ourselves — and in Life — creating inner disconnection and disempowerment in our relationships.

In this powerful 3-session course, we’ll learn to cultivate our capacity for healthy, loving boundaries, with ourselves and others.

Each live 2-hour session includes teachings, Q&A, small group inquiries, and guided meditations.


We will explore:

  • Can we stay rooted in ourselves while connecting with others?
  • Can we honor what is true and authentic in our hearts when we fear rejection?

Gail will create a warm and supportive environment, where you will be welcome just as you are — with your fears, self-doubts, shame, and confusion.

She will guide you through time-honored practices to:

  • Reconnect with your authentic self and attune to your needs
  • Disentangle old patterns and beliefs that undermine your self-trust
  • Communicate your truth with compassion, even when you feel afraid
  • Develop skills to set loving boundaries
  • Feel empowered, not trapped, in relationships

With self-acceptance, courage, and compassion, we’ll transform relating based on fear and need into intimate connections where our true selves can shine. We will lovingly embrace our humanness as we expand into overflowing appreciation, vibrant joy, and deep connection with all of Life.

Watch the Orientation video recording from Gail

November 4, 11, & 18, 2023
9:00 – 11:00 am PST
Find the time in your time zone

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Gail Brenner

Gail Brenner, Ph.D. is a psychologist, author, teacher, and lover of truth with a fire that burns brightly. She is an expert in healing from early trauma and brings to this work years of experience with individuals and groups. Her work lovingly illuminates our everyday humanness with the deepest spiritual truths, and she is known for creating the safe space needed for inner exploration. Gail has special expertise working with older adults and their families in the transitions of aging, death, and dying. She was an assistant clinical professor at the University of California San Francisco where she trained physicians and maintained a clinical practice. She has published numerous professional articles on coping with stress and chronic medical illness and is the author of the award-winning The End of Self-Help and Suffering Is Optional. She loves exploring different cultures through international volunteering.

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