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8-week Mindful Self-Compassion Course, Grand Rapids , MI , United States Minor Outlying Islands

Carol Hendershot

January 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 12, 2019

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Learn how to respond to difficult moments with kindness, understanding, and forgiveness instead of self-criticism or self-hatred. Cultivate self-compassion with mindfulness!

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), provides a powerful tool for emotional resilience by combining the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion. Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing because it allows us to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity. Self-compassion encourages us to respond to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, care, and understanding so we can soothe and comfort ourselves when we’re hurting. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being.

Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable you to open yourself to the present moment and feel connected to your world.

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change”
~ Carl Rogers, On Becoming a Person

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.

After completing this course, you will be able 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 self-appreciation


January 22, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Carol Hendershot
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Energy Touch Center
1331 Lake Drive SE, Suite 100
Grand Rapids, 49506 United States Minor Outlying Islands
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