One event on January 16, 2022 at 12:00 am
Learn to manage difficulty with more ease and kindness
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our emotional well-being. While mindfulness increases our awareness of the present, self-compassion encourages greater kindness and understanding of periods of suffering. It also helps us accept our flaws and better understand our challenges.
MSC is a research-supported program developed by Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer. Research on self-compassion have shown that it boosts happiness and improves relationships while reducing anxiety, depression and shame. Increased levels of self-compassion can transform empathy fatigue into wholehearted engagement with others.
Who Should Attend
All are welcome. It is especially beneficial for graduates of mindfulness-based programs, such as MBCT/MBSR. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required. This program qualifies as the prerequisite for training as a Mindful Self-Compassion teacher.
Eight weekly sessions, 31 hours total
Participants Will Learn To
Befriend their self–critic, develop self-compassion skills, and foster goodwill towards themselves and others. The 8-week program explores typical responses as difficulties arise.
“Mindful Self-Compassion is an effective way to build self-awareness and mitigate suffering. Eileen and Rainer were knowledgeable, warm and compassionate leaders. They use their own experience to illustrate concepts, which made it safe to explore my own difficulties. Highly recommended.”Alison Arnot MD
Intake Interviews*: Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 10am – 4pm
Sessions 1-5: October 22 – November 19, 2017 | 1pm – 4pm
Silent Retreat: November 26, 2017 | 1pm – 5pm
Sessions 6-7: December 3 – December 10, 2017 | 1pm – 4pm
Session 8: December 17, 2017 | 1pm – 4:30pm
* registrants will be assigned a time slot for their intake interview
Upon request, an insurance receipt will be provided on behalf of Eileen Beltzner (Social Worker). Insurance receipts will not be available prior to the last program session.
Fee: $595 (includes handouts and guided meditation download or CD)
Note that there is a mandatory intake interview scheduled on Saturday Oct.14, 2017. Registrants will be assigned a time slot between 10am-4pm for the interview.