Dr. Ellen Albertson and Lena Zavala Hyde
Saturdays, February 26-April 23, 2022|1-3:30pm Eastern/10-12:30pm Pacific
Price: $425 | Partial scholarships available
About the Course:
This 9-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) course includes 8 weekly online sessions (2.5 hours each week), and a half-day mindfulness retreat (4 hours).
The program is based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to acknowledge unmet needs while cultivating a courageous attitude that stands up to harm. This includes the harm that we inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-denial, or self-absorption.
In an intimate, small group setting, we’ll explore the three components of self-compassion: self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and mindful awareness. Program activities include meditation, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. All levels of meditation experience are welcome – including no prior meditation experience.
This course will support you 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
Bring compassion and clarity to relationships, old and new
Manage caregiver fatigue
Practice the art of savoring and appreciation
Explore tools to support emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthier habits of caring for our bodies, and more satisfying personal relationships – all of which have been shown to be strongly associated with self-compassion by current research.
For more info and registration, email: email@example.com
About Your Teachers:
Dr. Ellen Albertson is a Psychologist, Registered Dietitian, Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Reiki Master, and Mindful Self-compassion Teacher and Researcher. Known as The Midlife Whisperer™, she brings over 25 years of counseling, coaching, and healing experience to her holistic practice and transformational work. As an author, inspirational speaker, and expert on women’s wellbeing, Dr. Ellen has appeared on Extra, the Food Network and NBC World News and has been quoted in Psychology Today, Eating Well and USA Today. She has written five books and articles for SELF, Better Homes & Gardens and Good Housekeeping. Her latest book is, Rock Your Midlife: 7 Steps to Transform Yourself and Make Your Next Chapter Your Best Chapter.
Lena Zavala Hyde was born into a long line of Cuban ancestral workers and healers, and in 1995, she moved around the corner from the San Francisco Zen Center. Her subsequent introduction to meditation and mindfulness in this “Lower Haight” neighborhood greatly influenced her work in community mental health, Nonviolent Communication for organizations, and as a somatic and ancestral healing coach. She combines the traditional practices she learned in her family with her training in psychology, Feldenkrais, Hanna Somatics, and neurological-based coaching. Her work provides a unique container for individuals to examine both personal and systemic patterns in order to take action towards their vision, their dreams, purpose and mission — in a way that is informed by their own heritage and within personal choice.