About the Course
In this 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion Course you will learn the key principles and practices of self-compassion. Research has shown that these powerful techniques can help improve our emotional well-being, help us to mange the inner-critic, improve our ability to cope with life’s challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, increase our sense of life satisfaction, motivate us to take up and sustain healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and can lead to more satisfying personal relationships.
The course uses meditations, group discussion, and experiential exercises, to explore the following themes:
How to bring mindfulness and self-compassion into daily life;
Managing difficult situations and emotions such as anger, shame and fear with greater ease;
Motivating ourselves with kindness rather than self-criticism;
Growing and sustaining compassion for others to improve relationships;
Practicing the art of savouring and self-appreciation;
Exploring the role of self-compassion in caregiver fatigue;
Developing an understanding of the science around how self-compassion works.
Cultivating self-compassion in this way can fundamentally shift how we relate to ourselves. Instead of meeting our imperfections and challenges with self-blame and criticism, we can bring a kind and mindful attention to our experiences (thoughts, emotions, and sensations) and a sense of love, care and healthy motivation (where appropriate) to ourselves, right in the midst of difficult situations. With practice, we can strengthen this inner quality of presence, connectedness, and kindness to improve emotional well-being and build resilience. Working in a group helps to foster a sense of shared experience – that we are not alone in how we can often feel. This can deepen our sense of compassion for ourselves and others.
Alex has been teaching MSC since 2016 at the Light Centre Belgravia as their principle mindfulness teacher. This particular course will be held online.
The teacher and participants will be live and visible at various times via Zoom. There will be group and one-to-one interaction as you would expect in a traditional classroom setting.
No prior mindfulness or self-compassion experience is required.
There will up to ½ hour per day of home practice of mindfulness and self-compassion exercises recommended during the course.
£195 (usually £265 in person – an over 25% saving). Handouts and audios of practices will be provided.