Are you struggling with self-criticism? Self-judgment? Anxiety? Overwhelming emotions?
Do you want to embrace a more deeply loving, supportive, joyful, and meaningful relationship with yourself?
••• Give yourself the gift of Mindful Self-Compassion •••
In this course you will learn how to:
* Handle difficult emotions with less pain, suffering, & anxiety
* Increase joy, ease, & emotional wellbeing
* Motivate yourself with kindness rather than with criticism
* Manage caregiver fatigue
* Deepen authentic, satisfying relationships with yourself & others
* Increase mindfulness & self-compassion in everyday life
* Deepen a self-healing journey that will last a lifetime
Join MSC teacher Sarah Jarvis, for 8-weeks of learning, practicing & integrating mindful self-compassion into daily life.
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is a research-supported, 8-week, training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff (U. Austin) and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer (Harvard), MSC teaches core principles & practices that allow you to respond to difficulties in your life with kindness, care and understanding.
The three key components of self-compassion are: self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and balanced, mindful awareness. Kindness opens our hearts to suffering, so we can give ourselves what we need. Common humanity opens us to our essential interrelatedness, so that we know we aren’t alone. Mindfulness opens us to the present moment, so we can accept our experience with greater ease. Together they comprise a state of warm-hearted, connected presence.
This course is highly transformative! What would change for you if you could respond to set-backs, disappointments, or difficult emotions (like shame, anxiety, anger, or sadness) with a sense of open-hearted kindness and acceptance? What would shift if you could become your own greatest support and ally throughout life’s ups and downs?
Self-compassion can be learned by everyone, even those who didn’t receive enough affection in childhood or who feel uncomfortable when they are good to themselves. It’s a courageous attitude that stands up to harm, including the harm that we unwittingly inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-isolation, or self-absorption.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Program activities include meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. The goal is for you to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life.
YOUR INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Jarvis, BA(Hon), Clinical Counsellor
Sarah is a passionate advocate and teacher of mindfulness and self-compassion. She is a holistic therapist, facilitator, yoga and meditation teacher, and certified Reiki master. Sarah has worked in the field of mental health and holistic healing for 8 years, and has 7 years of experience in leading meditation and mindfulness groups. She has worked in schools, social agencies for youth and adults, and spiritual health initiatives. She’s currently in the final month of her MA degree in counselling psychology at Simon Fraser University, where she provides individual and group counselling to university students and researches people’s lived experience of learning self-compassion. In her courses and workshops, Sarah cultivates space in which others can come to know the power of their own compassionate voice, presence, and gift. She has trained with the co-founder of the Mindful Self-Compassion program, Dr. Chris Germer, and other senior teachers at the UCSD Center for Mindfulness.
$450 regular price.
$375 early bird (if paid before September 3rd)
*A limited number of sliding scale and payment plans options are available.
•••The course fee includes 8 2.75 hour sessions + a 1/2 day silent retreat, a meditations & exercises handbook, and a transformational experience that will support you in becoming more joyful, accepting, free, & authentically you!
Please contact Sarah by phone (778-683-3362) or email (sarah[at]compassionwithin.com) to register or ask questions.
Space is limited to ensure group intimacy. If you’d like to speak with Sarah to help discern whether this training is right for you or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to be in touch by phone or email. I look forward to sharing this journey with you!
To find out more, visit: www.compassionwithin.com
WHEN? 8 Thursdays, October 5th – November 30th, from 6:15-8:45pm. – PLUS a 1/2 day retreat on Saturday November 18th.
WHERE? Rhodes Wellness College, downtown Vancouver, BC.
WHO? Anyone wanting to cultivate greater self-compassion, mindfulness, and self-love in their lives!
HOW? To register please contact Sarah by phone or email.
This course has limited space, so early registration is recommended to reserve your place.
Here’s what people are saying about learning Mindful Self-Compassion:
“I have been practicing mindfulness for a few years now and was familiar with Kristen Neff’s self-compassion work but the combination in this class was a profound and transformative experience.I have automatically integrated some of the practices already into my daily routines and I like how that fits and feels so natural, so me, so easy in a way.”
-TM, Clinical Counsellor
“I’m forever grateful to have participated in your self-compassion course. It has helped me as a counsellor and as a human being as well. It has brought more serenity and warmth in my life and I can now tap into this wonderful space inside. You’re clearly in your element when your share these teachings; your knowledge, openness and comprehension brought a great energy to all participants. Thank you with all my heart!”
~M.C. Family Counsellor
“Sarah is a wonderful teacher; her gentle nature and her kind, welcoming smile have me looking forward to each week’s Mindful Self-Compassion session. She is always so encouraging and especially during times of hardship when we inevitably struggle, Sarah is there with reassurance and genuine compassion. I aim to incorporate MSC into my daily life so that I can show and share this amazing gift with others.”
“I have had the pleasure to have a wonderful dip into the experience of mindfulness, self-compassion as taught by Sarah. Her gifts of presence and gentle guidance were so reassuring that I was easily able to connect with a deeper part of my own being.”