Whether “self-compassion” is a strange new word, an uncomfortable but intriguing idea, a longtime companion, or something else entirely – you are welcome here. This class is intended to provide an encouraging, supportive, and inclusive environment for you to learn and explore how the practices of mindfulness and self-compassion can support you in doing the things that matter most to you.
The MSC course offers skills for:
Practicing self-compassion in daily life
Understanding the empirically-supported benefits of self-compassion
Motivating yourself with kindness rather than criticism
Handling difficult emotions with greater ease
Transforming challenging relationships, old and new
Managing caregiver fatigue
Practicing the art of savoring and self-appreciation
The course program includes guided meditation practices, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. The aim is for participants to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life.
The next weekly online MSC course will run:
When: Sunday mornings, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm PDT via Zoom
Dates: Sept. 25, Oct. 2, Oct. 9, Oct. 16, Oct. 23, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, Nov. 13); 4-hour half-day retreat on Saturday Oct. 22 from 9:00am-1:00pm PDT
Cost: the cost of the course is $425, which includes eight live online classes, an online ‘retreat’ session, weekly email summaries of course material, and recordings for use at home in between classes. Please see website for reduced and contributing rates.
Course facilitated by Taryn Gammon, Ph.D., Certified MSC Teacher