Free yourself from the shackles of self-criticism by learning how to treat yourself with the same kindness with which you are able to treat friends and family.
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is a secular (non-religious), research-based training programme designed to help participants cultivate the life-changing skill of self-compassion. Please note it is not a therapy group, but a skills-based training group.
Over the course of 8 sessions, you will begin to experience:
The MSC course is a series of workshops aiming to help you directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life.
MSC is based on the research of Kristin Neff (University of Texas) and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer (University of Harvard). MSC is a training programme designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. The sessions cover the core principles and practices that will help you to let go of the inner critic and enable you to approach difficult moments in your life with compassion, patience and understanding.
What to expect
Each session will include easy and short meditations (suitable for all levels), short talks, exercises, some group discussion (participants are not obligated to speak if they do not wish to) and some manageable home practices (audios and handouts will be provided).
MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. Mindfulness is the first step—turning with loving awareness toward difficult experience (thoughts, emotions, and sensations). Self-compassion comes next—bringing loving awareness to ourselves. Together, mindfulness and self-compassion comprise a state of warm, connected presence during difficult moments in our lives.
It is said that “love reveals everything unlike itself”. While some difficult emotions may arise when practicing self-compassion, MSC teachers are committed to providing a safe, supportive environment for this process to unfold, and to making the journey interesting and enjoyable for everyone.
In a randomized, controlled study, MSC significantly increased self-compassion, compassion for others, mindfulness, and life satisfaction, as well as decreased depression, anxiety and stress. Improvements were linked to how much a person practiced in their daily lives.
MSC is therapeutic but it’s not therapy. The emphasis of the program is on enhancing emotional resources to meet emotional challenges, old and new. MSC is not primarily a type of mindfulness training; MSC is mindfulness-based compassion training in which the quality of warmth is emphasized more than awareness itself.
8 Week Mindful Self-Compassion Evening Course:
Tuesdays, 19:00 – 21:00
Date: 21st Feb – 11th Apr 2017
Call reception to book on 020 7881 0728
A recent participant said: ”
“Thank you very much for everything. Your love and kindness towards us have tremendously affected our learning on this course.
I sincerely think this course is the best course I have attended so far in my life. I had a hard background and followed my father footsteps to join the military. Life was very tough, always rushing and inside me I knew there was always something missing. After leaving the military, I was so hard on myself and I was angry all the time.
I then found your Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) course. It has helped me to look at how I was living my life and realised that the great barrier to enjoying one’s life is that we tend to think too much and live with negative bias. When I look back, I was always fearful and panicking. I can imagine a different life now.
The MSC course has helped me to change my life through love and kindness. So I recommend this course to all you folks out there. No matter where your life is heading at the moment, please come and do this course”- Prabin, London.