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8-week Mindful Self-Compassion Course, Salem , OR

Katelin Gallagher

March 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8

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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until April 5, 2020

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When we stop to think about the full spectrum of life, if we’re honest, it’s quite hard to face the fact that life contains both extraordinary beauty and inevitable difficulty; it can seem almost impossible to bear life’s bittersweetness. Contemplative practices are one way to develop the presence, courage, and compassion — the inner resources — to face the fullness of life, so at least when there is stress, sadness, loss, and grief — there can also be love and a source of self-support. Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is a secular, contemplative method created by psychology researcher, Dr. Kristen Neff, and clinical psychologist, Dr. Christopher Germer, to foster presence, care and support for ourselves when we need it most – in the face of suffering – whether the suffering is our own or that of a loved one. This method has made prominent contributions to the growing body of research on self-compassion – a skill demonstrated to support psychological well-being, optimism, resilience, reduced anxiety and depression, more caring relationships and reduced caregiver burnout.

The traditional, 8-week MSC course will be offered at Indigo this winter by Kate Gallagher, a trained MSC teacher. Indigo teacher – Kate Villwock – will support the course and participants as an assistant teacher. The 8 week program trains participants in building valuable self-compassion skills that can be nurtured and developed for a lifetime. For those who have an interest in continuing their study and practice of MSC, and eventually becoming a teacher of MSC — this is the first step on the pathway. Visit https://self-compassion.org/ and https://centerformsc.org/ for more information about MSC and to sample meditation practices. Please register only if you plan to attend at least 6 of the 8 sessions, as the program builds from week to week. Please note that MSC is not a form of psychological therapy – if you experience acute mental-emotional distress, have experienced a very recent significant loss, or you’re uncertain as to if this program is suitable for you, contact the facilitator katelin.gallagher@gmail.com to discuss further.

Sundays 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1, (no class on 3/8), 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5
Regular Class Times: 1-4pm
Retreat on 3/15: 1-6pm
Register by 2/1 for the earlybird price of $325 | Regular price is $399

Details

Date:
March 15, 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Register:
http://yoga.indigowellnesscenter.com/workshops/

Venue

Indigo Wellness Center
320 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301
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Phone:
(503) 370-9090
Website:
http://indigowellnesscenter.com/

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