Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported, 8-week training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves. Class activities include guided meditations, short group discussion, and home practice.
After participating in this class, you’ll 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
WHEN: February 6, 2021 through April 3, 2021
Saturdays 10am to 12:30 CST/11am to 1:30pm EST
RETREAT: Price includes a FREE optional half day retreat on Saturday March 06, 20121 from 10am to 1pm CST
WHERE: Virtual classes on Zoom
INVESTMENT: Early Bird Special of $335 USD until December 24th; Regular price $385 USD
Laila is a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher and a practicing Psychotherapist in private practice specializing in PTSD, major stress, and anxiety. She has had the pleasure of being directly trained by distinguished world renowned teachers including Drs. Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, Kristin Neff, Chris Germer, and Steve Hickman. She is the founder and owner of The Mindful Self and co-founder of Bodhi Tree Sangha where she teaches other classes, workshops, and retreats as well as volunteering in her community. Laila is also the Co-Coordinator of Circles of Practice: Public Offering at the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion where she coordinates numerous daily global meditation session, retreats, and other programing.
Markus Bohlmann, PhD in English, is a trained teacher of Mindful Self-compassion (MSC) and certified in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) with a passion of teaching with diverse groups such as LGBTQIA+. He has been directly trained by world-leaders in mindfulness, such as Drs. Zindel Segal, Christopher Germer, Kristin Neff, Steve Hickman, and Susan Woods. He is faculty at the Center for Mindfulness Studies and Mindfulness Everyday. He volunteers as a mindfulness teacher at the519, an LGBTQ+ community in Toronto as well as the Circles of Practice at the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, where he is also the contact for the LGBTQI2S+ Affinity Group.
Contact Laila Narsi at 832-606-9312 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.