8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion Course
What To Expect
The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) course includes 8 weekly sessions of 2.75 hours each, and a half-day (4 hour) mindfulness retreat. Each week builds on the previous one and participants who register for the course should be able to attend all or most of the 8 sessions. Program activities include guided meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. MSC is a workshop rather than a retreat. The goal is for participants to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life.
The MSC course focuses on building emotional resources rather than addressing old wounds. Positive change occurs naturally as we develop the capacity to be with ourselves and the range of our experiences in a kinder, more compassionate way. 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 engaging and meaningful to all.
This workshop will support you to:
Practice self-compassion in daily life
Understand the empirically-supported benefits of self-compassion
Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
Transform challenging relationships, old and new
Manage caregiver fatigue
Practice the art of savoring and appreciation
With self-compassion, we can motivate ourselves with encouragement, forgive ourselves when needed, face and befriend our shortcomings, care for others while caring for self, and live more authentically. Research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships.
The Mindful Self-Compassion program can benefit those we are new to mindfulness practices and also experienced meditators. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required. Registration for the course is required, and participants are asked to provide background information when they register. For more details: www.dawnkinglpc.com