For most of us it is easier to offer compassion to others than to ourselves. Self-compassion means approaching yourself with as much kindness and respect as you would a loved one. This MSC course is offered by two experienced MSC teachers. We will learn effective practical exercises that alleviate stress as well as help us overcome self-criticism and motivate ourselves with kindness. Together we explore how to hold difficult emotions such as anger, fear and sadness with mindful awareness and compassion. In this process, we gain greater emotional resilience while learning easy-to-use exercises for everyday life. The program offers a personal framework for self-awareness and a supportive small group experience. It consists of meditations, short lectures, self-awareness exercises, sharing in the group and exercises to practice at home.
This course was planned as an in-person program in a central location in Berlin, Germany. Moving it online was reasonable due to the local situation regarding Covid.