Taught by Kristy Arbon assisted by Laila Narsi
In 2018 Kristy Arbon of HeartWorks Training partners with Tshering Lhamtshok of Saṃsāra Asia tours to offer the first Mindful Self-Compassion Tour Bhutan. This small group tour will blend the entire Mindful Self-Compassion program developed by Chris Germer and Kristin Neff with a cultural tour of beautiful Bhutan. Group members will be supported by daily self-compassion practices, as they explore some of the country’s most beautiful sites. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in hearing more!
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training teaches us how to develop the warm-hearted, connected presence we need during moments of difficulty. Self-compassion provides the emotional strength and resilience needed to offer ourselves the same kindness and understanding we would offer a good friend. With self-compassion we can motivate ourselves with encouragement, forgive ourselves when needed, face and befriend our shortcomings, care for others while caring for ourselves, and live more authentically. Research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety and depression, increased healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships.
And, self-compassion is a skill that can be learned and cultivated by anyone through Mindful Self-Compassion Training.
In this study and practice adventure, you will:
Practice mindfulness and self-compassion daily;
Learn how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease;
Learn how to motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism;
Learn how to uncover your core values and courageously live more in alignment with them;
Learn how to transform challenging relationships, old and new;
Practice the art of savoring, gratitude and self-appreciation;
Be able to teach simple self-compassion practices to others.
MSC is an experiential journey — an adventure in self-discovery and self-kindness – offering periods of instruction and periods of practice seamlessly interwoven with our cultural tour of Bhutan. We’ll spend approximately 2 hours per day studying and practicing self-compassion, and our practice will help inform our cultural experience. Self-Compassion can be learned by anyone, even those of us who did not learn these skills as children.
This program fulfills a prerequisite for becoming a MSC teacher.