We all agree we should be kinder to ourselves, but the challenge is often where to start & how to break old habits. Integrative Wellness’ Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop provides simple tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way whenever we are experiencing painful emotions. Through discussion, meditation, and experiential exercises participants gain practical skills to help bring self compassion into their daily lives.
This 8-week, group training will enable you to:
Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
Practice self-compassion in daily life
Understand the empirically-supported benefits of self-compassion
Transform challenging relationships, old and new
Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation
Workshop size is limited to facilitate experiential learning and provide an intimate & safe setting to share with others.
What is Mindful Self-Compassion?
Many of us are used to thriving in high pressure jobs & dynamic social situations. We set the bar so high that we tend to beat ourselves up for anything less than perfection. Over time, these negative thoughts fill us with self-doubt, as opposed to open us to possibilities.
Self-Compassion involves treating ourselves kindly, as we would a close friend or loved one. Rather than continually judging & evaluating ourselves, the practice of self-compassion encourages kindness toward ourselves as imperfect humans and learning to be present with greater ease when encountered with the inevitable struggles of life.
In a culture of endless striving & cutthroat competition, self-compassion might feel like a luxury we can’t afford. The truth is we can’t afford to be without it. Research has shown that self-compassion leads to healthy habits, lowers anxiety and depression, and supports more satisfying relationships.
Most of us feel compassion when someone close to us needs it. And we support them unconditionally. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention from yourself?
April 24 – June 12 (8 weeks)
Every Wednesday evening
6 – 8:30pm
Note, the program includes an additional 4-hour silent retreat to be scheduled in May.
$499 for the full course
Including 8-week course, 4-hour silent retreat, and course materials (averaging $50 per class)