One event on January 23, 2022 at 9:30 am
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported, 8-week, training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.
The three key components of self-compassion are self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and balanced, mindful awareness. Kindness opens our hearts to suffering, so we can give ourselves what we need. Common humanity opens us to our essential interrelatedness so that we know we aren’t alone. Mindfulness opens us to the present moment, so we can accept our experience with greater ease. Together they comprise a state of warm-hearted, connected presence.
After participating in this workshop, 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
MSC includes 8 weekly sessions of 3 hours each in addition to a 4-hour retreat. Prior to registering, participants should plan to attend every session and practice mindfulness and self-compassion at least 30 minutes per day throughout the program.
The program is taught by Dalida Turkovic, founder of the Beijing Mindfulness Centre. Dalida is a trained Mindful Self-Compassion teacher and holds certifications as Professional Certified Coach (ICF) and Mindfulness, Wellness and Somatic Coach. She is Hakomi and Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness practitioner.