November Sunday Assembly

Please join the Sunday Assembly community November 12th for a talk by Dr. Jason Luoma as he presents his research From Shame and Separation to Empathy, Compassion and Connection.

According to Dr. Luoma, "Human beings are a fundamentally social species. For our ancient ancestors living in very harsh environments, being part of the tribe was essential for survival. Those people who got kicked out of the tribe died. As a result, evolution has lead to us having brains that still respond as if social exclusion as if it were a life-threatening event. Shame recreates the feeling of being "outside the tribe" and is thus a very painful and confusing emotion. Understanding shame is important in addressing issues like power, prejudice, social status, and belonging -- topics that are in central focus in today's political and social climate. This talk will help listeners understand the little discussed emotion of shame, how it works, and outline two majors avenues for addressing how shame operates in our lives and our communities."

Dr. Jason Luoma is CEO of Portland Psychotherapy Clinic, Research and Training Center, a research and training clinic based on a social enterprise model that uses business revenue to fund substantial and ongoing research activities. As a researcher, Dr. Luoma studies shame, self-criticism, stigma, belonging, and the interpersonal effects of emotion. He has nearly 50 professional publications, including one book, and provides workshops around the world on these topics. He is also a practicing psychologist who has been providing psychotherapy for over 20 years. His clinical practice focuses on using evidence-based therapy approaches to help people who suffer from shame, self-criticism, discrimination, and disconnection. 

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION

The Sunday Assembly Portland is a chapter of the secular global movement of Sunday Assemblies. We promote community, positivity, and compassion for those who seek an alternative to religious congregations. We meet once a month to sing songs, listen to inspiring talks, and celebrate the wonder of life.

In addition to the monthly assemblies, we organize small group meetups and participate in volunteer projects across the Portland area. We are free, family friendly, and offer support to every person as we take full advantage of the one life we know we have.

WHEN
November 12, 2017 at 11am - 1pm
WHERE
Hoffman Hall
1833 SW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97201
United States
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CONTACT
Ann Moses & Travis McGowan
35 RSVPS
Daniel Short Stephan Ryshkewitch Darlene Sorensen Andrea McDermed Derrek Becker Erin Mercer Richard Miner Todd Duncan Nate Hilman Kristen McAlpine Sarah LameBull Cami Pack Cassie Hobbs Teresa Marie Curtis Hale Caitlin Hobbs Mitt Mittal Richard Shank Eliza Crockett Thorin Nielson Katina Andoniadis Michael Yuan Carlin Scott Ryan Brown Jeremy Knowles Will Baumgardner Tiffany Newton Michele Fellman Aaron Miller Ann Moses Mindy Curry Claire Scott

Who's RSVPing

Daniel Short
Stephan Ryshkewitch
Darlene Sorensen
Andrea McDermed
Derrek Becker
Erin Mercer
Richard Miner
Todd Duncan
Nate Hilman
Kristen McAlpine
Sarah LameBull
Cami Pack
Cassie Hobbs
Teresa Marie
Curtis Hale
Caitlin Hobbs
Mitt Mittal
Richard Shank
Eliza Crockett
Thorin Nielson
Katina Andoniadis
Michael Yuan
Carlin Scott
Ryan Brown
Jeremy Knowles
Will Baumgardner
Tiffany Newton
Michele Fellman
Aaron Miller
Ann Moses

Will you come?

  • Daniel Short
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  • Stephan Ryshkewitch
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  • Darlene Sorensen
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  • Andrea McDermed
    rsvped 2017-11-11 21:11:05 -0800
  • Derrek Becker
    rsvped 2017-11-10 21:24:54 -0800
  • Erin Mercer
    rsvped 2017-11-10 21:24:53 -0800
  • Richard Miner
    rsvped 2017-11-10 21:24:52 -0800
  • Todd Duncan
    rsvped 2017-11-10 21:24:51 -0800
  • Nate Hilman
    rsvped 2017-11-10 21:24:49 -0800
  • Kristen McAlpine
    rsvped 2017-11-09 21:14:44 -0800
  • Sarah LameBull
    rsvped 2017-11-07 21:18:56 -0800
  • Cami Pack
    rsvped 2017-11-07 21:18:56 -0800
  • Cassie Hobbs
    rsvped 2017-11-06 21:14:57 -0800
  • Teresa Marie
    rsvped 2017-11-06 21:14:56 -0800
  • Curtis Hale
    rsvped 2017-11-05 21:11:24 -0800
  • Caitlin Hobbs
    rsvped 2017-11-05 21:11:24 -0800
  • Mitt Mittal
    rsvped 2017-11-05 21:11:23 -0800
  • Richard Shank
    rsvped 2017-11-04 21:37:54 -0700
  • Eliza Crockett
    rsvped 2017-11-03 21:28:20 -0700
  • Thorin Nielson
    rsvped 2017-11-03 21:28:19 -0700
  • Katina Andoniadis
    rsvped 2017-11-03 21:28:18 -0700
  • Michael Yuan
    rsvped 2017-11-02 21:39:55 -0700
  • Carlin Scott
    rsvped 2017-11-02 21:39:55 -0700
  • Ryan Brown
    rsvped 2017-11-02 21:39:54 -0700
  • Jeremy Knowles
    rsvped 2017-11-02 21:39:53 -0700
  • Will Baumgardner
    rsvped 2017-11-02 21:39:52 -0700
  • Tiffany Newton
    rsvped 2017-11-02 21:39:52 -0700
  • Michele Fellman
    rsvped 2017-11-02 21:39:51 -0700
  • Aaron Miller
    rsvped 2017-11-02 21:39:50 -0700
  • Ann Moses
    rsvped 2017-11-02 21:39:49 -0700

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