What is Befriending Yourself?
Befriending Yourself is a supportive online community, featuring dialogues, teachings, meditations, and Q&A from spiritual teacher Jeff Foster and depth psychotherapist Matt Licata.
Each month Matt and Jeff will present teaching videos on topics such as self-compassion; the true meaning of “healing”; meeting our painful, shadowy, abandoned parts; the power of our brokenness and vulnerability; the nature of a fully human, embodied “awakening”; and the art of true meditation.
Plus, each month you will be invited to participate in two live online events, where Jeff and Matt will come together to share their experience and have uncensored, unscripted conversations about awakening and healing in a modern, dogma-free, humorous, and playful contemporary context. During these live calls Matt and Jeff will also offer guided meditations for integration and rest.
You will receive a video replay of each session, a downloadable mp3 audio, and a written transcript so that you may experience the content and teachings in a way that is most resonant and at a time that is most convenient for you.
Befriending Yourself is not another set of pre-packaged, canned teachings about spirituality and the healing journey. It is an experiential immersion in a field of love, self-acceptance, vulnerability, and authenticity, led by two very unique teachers.
Over time you will build a library of inspiring, encouraging, and supportive content that you can access at any time to guide you in your own journey. Jeff and Matt’s weekly videos will help you discover a trust and confidence in the wisdom of your own first-hand experience.
We hope to see you online soon!
Jeff Foster is an author, poet, and popular spiritual teacher from the UK. He studied Astrophysics at Cambridge University. In his early twenties, struggling with chronic shame and depression, he became addicted to the idea of “spiritual enlightenment” and began a near-obsessive spiritual quest for the ultimate truth of existence. The search came crashing down with the discovery of “nonduality” and the simple joy of Presence. For over a decade Jeff has offered retreats around the world, inviting people into a place of radical self-acceptance and Deep Rest.
He is the author of The Joy of True Meditation (New Sarum Press, 2019).
Matt Licata, PhD is a depth psychotherapist, writer, and independent scholar based in Boulder, Colorado. For the last 25 years, he has been involved in the rich and creative dialogue between depth psychological and meditative approaches to personal growth, emotional healing, and spiritual transformation.
He is author of The Path is Everywhere: Uncovering the Jewels Hidden Within You and the forthcoming A Healing Space: Befriending Yourself in Difficult Times (Sounds True, 2020).