What is Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)?
Most of us feel compassion when someone we are close to is struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention from yourself when you need it the most? Yet, in a culture of endless striving and 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. When we practice self-compassion, we treat ourselves kindly, as we would a close friend or loved one. Rather than continually judging and evaluating ourselves, self-compassion involves generating kindness toward ourselves as imperfect humans, and learning to be present with greater ease when encountering the inevitable struggles of life. Join MSC Trained Teacher Annette Jordan for this 8-week workshop developed by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer based on groundbreaking research.
Who Should Attend?
This workshop is relevant for anyone who wants to learn to be kinder to him or herself and is specifically designed to open us up to our capacity for self-compassion through the use of simple meditation and informal practices for responding in a kind, compassionate way whenever we are experiencing difficulties in our lives.
After Participating in this Workshop, You’ll be Able to:
• Understand mindfulness and self-compassion and the relationship between the two
• Practice mindful self-compassion in daily life
• Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
• Create your customized loving-kindness phrases
• Discover your compassionate voice
• Handle difficult emotions with greater ease using mindfulness and self-compassion practices
• Transform challenging relationships, old and new, through giving & receiving compassion
• Deepen self-compassion through compassionate listening
• Discover your core values and how you live in relation to them
• Learn how to embrace your life through the practices of savoring, gratitude, and self-appreciation