Self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those who didn’t receive enough affection in childhood, or who find it embarrassing to be kind to oneself. It’s a courageous mental attitude that stands up to harm, including the discomfort that we inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-isolation, and self-rumination when things go wrong. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, forgive ourselves, and respond to ourselves and others with care and respect.
The course is a skills based training using formal mindfulness practices, informal daily practices, talks, exercises and discussions. A variety of practices will be explored, enabling you to create a personal system of practice that will support your habit of self-compassion after the course ends.