2019 IONS Conference – Chris Grosso

Chris Grosso

Youth Mental Health Facilitator, Speaker and Author

Chris Grosso is a youth mental health group facilitator with Newport Academy, public speaker, writer, and best-selling author of Indie Spiritualist, Everything Mind, and Dead Set On Living. He writes for Revolver Magazine, ORIGIN Magazine, and Huffington Post. He is a member of the advisory board for Drugs Over Dinner, hosts The Indie Spiritualist Podcast on Ram Dass’s esteemed Be Here Now and is a member of The Evolutionary Leaders. His work has been endorsed by a diverse mix of celebrated individuals including Jeff Bridges, Ram Dass, Tony Hawk, Bam Margera, Sharon Salzberg, Alex & Allyson Grey, MC Yogi, Tara Brach, Ken Wilber, Jack Kornfield, Krishna Das, Lama Surya Das, Dr. Lissa Rankin, Robert Thurman, Treach (Naughty By Nature), don Miguel Ruiz Jr., and more.

BREAKOUT SESSION

Perfectly Imperfect: Finding Healing & Love in the Beautiful Mess of Being Human

What does it mean to accept yourself fully in all of your perfect imperfections; to take an honest, fearless look at your true self and stay there, acknowledging both the frailty and the glory in the same glance? In this workshop, Chris Grosso, best-selling author of Indie Spiritualist, Everything Mind, and Dead Set On Living will address this question, guiding participants to use their difficult life experiences as catalysts towards spiritual awakening through various meditations, creative exercises, compassion practices, live ambient music meditation and more.

In this workshop, participants will learn to:

Create an open space for healing
Make friends with your past
How to make your dreams a reality
Learn practices for listening to your heart
Realign yourself with greater purpose
How to create anything your heart calls you to from the ground up
Understand the principles of listening to your heart’s guidance
Learn to love yourself, and others, without holding back
Learn how to discover your authentic self through your heart