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Karen Plumbe is a Teacher-in-Training and will be undergoing supervision throughout their first 8-week MSC course in order to meet the pre-requisites to be designated a Trained MSC Teacher.

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8-week Mindful Self-Compassion Course , IL

Deborah St Julien and Karen Plumbe

March 16, 2022 @ 1:00 am - May 4, 2022 @ 4:00 am

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The course explores the practice of learning to befriend yourself, especially when things are tough. It can be learned by anyone.

It combines “mindfulness” which really means paying attention to yourself and surroundings, and self-compassion. Adding the self-compassion to the recipe means – we learn to pay attention to ourselves with gentleness and kindness. This simple combination is deceptively powerful!

Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being, boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and lead to greater ease and joy in our daily lives. Wow!

Self-compassion can also help sustain us in our work, our activism and organizing, our relationships and families and in our roles as parents or caretakers.

The course offers a deep and wide toolbox of meditations, exercises, and practices to help us move with more balance and calm through our days. The format includes brief interactive lectures, discussion and a lot of practice.

Mindful self-compassion helped me, as a Nurse Practitioner, working through the pandemic, find a way to care for myself and others in a time of great stress and overwhelm
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) was developed by Christopher K. Germer, PhD, leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy, and Kristin Neff, PhD, pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion.

During the course participants will learn to:
Practice mindfulness and self-compassion in daily life
Understand the science of self-compassion
Use self-compassion to live in accord with your values
Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
Work with challenging relationships
Manage caregiver fatigue
Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation
Teach or model simple self-compassion skills to others

More information here: https://centerformsc.org/train-msc/


March 16, 2022 @ 1:00 am
May 4, 2022 @ 4:00 am


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