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Mary Marcdante,Mary Marcdante are 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.

8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion for Women Course (Zoom, Tuesdays Feb 2- March 23, 5pm-8pm Pacific Time Zone)

Mary Marcdante and Cheryl Shah

February 2, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - March 23, 2021 @ 8:00 pm UTC-8

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This 8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion for Women Course is For You If:

>> You are joining the SCIP Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy Certificate Program and need to fulfill the MSC 8-week course prerequisite

>> You’re experiencing Pandemic Fatigue or Election Burnout and need a soft spot to land once a week

>> You’ve had more family connection (homeschooling kids, working from home with a spouse, maybe some tension or overwhelm) than you’re accustomed to and are looking for better work-life balance

>> You’re living alone, working from home, and want more social interaction and support to help you stay connected

>> You’re an essential worker and know you need better self-care skills but just can’t seem to find the time

>> You have a strong inner critic and want a more encouraging inner coach

>> You wish you felt more confident speaking your truth rather than doubting yourself and staying silent

>> You worry more about what others think, and want to know yourself better but don’t know how to get there and want specific how-to’s you can use every day

Learn more at http://www.marymarcdante.com/selfcompassion

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In This 8-week MSC Course, You Will Learn and Experience:

* 7 meditations, 14 in-class exercises, and 20 informal practices, that can be used in your daily life to respond to the negative moments that sideswipe your focus, your energy, and your joy

* A three-step process to meet overwhelm and face challenges with confidence

* The two most important questions to ask to create a healthier work-life balance

* How to quiet your self-critical voice and strengthen your compassionate voice

* Three surprising words and gestures to calm painful emotions

* A new way to respond to difficult relationships and caregiver burnout

* The power of a safe, welcoming community where you can be yourself

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ABOUT YOUR TEACHER, MARY MARCDANTE

WHAT LED YOU TO MINDFUL SELF-COMPASSION (MSC)?
Every major life challenge that I’ve experienced throughout my adult life that kept surfacing—even after so much therapy and personal growth workshops—with the message, “I’m not good enough”—divorce in my 20’s, cervical cancer in my 40’s, working through business and financial loss in my 50’s. Finally, a lifelong friend’s betrayal in my 60’s was the tipping point to stop hiding and ask for more help. I joined a meditation group and a few members recommended the MBSR course so I signed up for that and then followed it up with the MSC course. What a blessing. In retrospect, while I believe we’re all works in progress throughout life, Mindful Self-Compassion has been the missing piece of the “Enough” puzzle for me and I am so grateful for it!

WHAT QUALIFIES YOU TO TEACH MSC? I have completed the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion’s (CMSC) “MSC Teacher Training,” “MSC Teacher Training Practicum,” “Teaching Self Compassion Online,” and the “Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities” (SCHC) training. Prior to MSC training, my professional experience includes four decades of teaching more than 1500 communication and stress management workshops around the world, professional image consulting, community well-being outreach, leading and participating in group personal growth workshops, individual life-coaching, and a ton of therapy, meditation, and yoga classes through the years.

HOW HAS MSC CHANGED YOU?
MSC really tapped into and calmed two issues that have chased me my entire life—self-worth and performance anxiety. Whew. Thanks to MSC, the way I view myself and now think of all those experiences I mentioned above—divorce, cancer, job/financial loss, betrayal—have softened. Learning MSC has allowed me to hold my own hand (especially through this Pandemic) and shown me that compassion, wisdom, and courage live inside me and are accessible 24/7 to inspire and strengthen not just others, but also myself. I want everyone to experience that gift within themselves.

WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU LIKE US TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I’ve written three books on women’s health and well-being including My Mother, My Friend: The 10 Most Important Things to Talk about with Your Mother and Living with Enthusiasm: How the 21-Day Smile Diet Can Change Your Life. My next book, My Self, My Friend is coming in 2021. I’m blessed to be part of an amazing weekly women’s presence circle with six women who have been meeting on Sunday nights for the past 9 years. I’m originally from Wisconsin; I’ve lived in San Diego for 25 years, have five amazing nephews ages 24-32 and I’m “Grauntie” to two-year-old Clara. My favorite place to walk, connect, meditate, and photograph life is Torrey Pines Reserve in San Diego. I hope to meet you on the path!

Learn more or register at http://www.marymarcdante.com/selfcompassion

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ABOUT CO-TEACHER CHERYL SHAH

WHAT LED YOU TO MINDFUL SELF-COMPASSION (MSC)?
My 20+ years of corporate experience and being a mother of two daughters have led me to the conclusion that there must be a better way to live and work. I have seen and experienced firsthand the negative impact of long work hours, the pressure on parents to choose between work and family, and how that tension results in emotional and mental suffering for the entire family. This awareness guides my teaching with a loving, connected presence and helps me translate mindful self-compassion (MSC) into a language of common humanity that is relevant and applicable to corporate life and work/life balance for working parents—we are all in this together.

WHAT QUALIFIES YOU TO TEACH MSC?
I have been practicing mindfulness for 15 years and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) for 8 years. I completed the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (CMSC) Teacher Training in 2019, have taught several 8-week courses, and I am working my way to becoming a certified MSC teacher. Prior to MSC Teacher Training, I completed the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher Certification program through the UCSD Professional Training Institute. I have taught several MBSR classes onsite at Qualcomm and at the UCSD Center for Mindfulness. Since 2013, I have attended an annual 7-10 day mindfulness silent retreat every year.

HOW HAS MSC CHANGED YOU?
I was raised in a family and culture where criticism was the driving force to motivate us and get results. There was always a voice telling me, I needed to be perfect and I “should” always be doing more. This voice was fueled with harshness and anger. I took this voice into my conscious adulthood in how I spoke to myself leading to anxiety and depression throughout my adult life. MSC has helped soothe these difficult emotions, treat myself as my own best friend, learn how to accept myself as I am and believe that I am good enough. Instead of motivating myself with critical harshness, I now motivate myself with a compassionate voice and teach others how to do that.

WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU LIKE US TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
My current day job is in finance with UC San Diego Housing Dining & Hospitality. My previous employers include NRG, Sprint, CareFusion and Jack-in-the-Box. I live with my husband in San Diego while our daughters are now in college. I balance my work and MSC teaching with cooking (especially Indian curries) for family and friends, hiking, playing tennis, working out, reading, and traveling. A good sense of humor and laughter are very important to me and the way I teach, bringing perspective to the difficulties we all encounter and making life much more enjoyable.

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WHAT IS THE CLASS SIZE?
Our classes are kept intentionally small with 8-16 women. We encourage you to share this with your closest friends. It’s a great way to deepen your friendships and strengthen your support system after the course is over. And if you come by yourself, you’ll find a safe space to meet and enjoy other women who will support and encourage your self-compassionate voice and presence. You are welcome here.

Bring a friend or two or three!
Learn more and register at http://www.marymarcdante.com/selfcompassion

Details

Start:
February 2, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
End:
March 23, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Register:
http://marymarcdante.com/selfcompassion

Teacher

Mary Marcdante
Cheryl Shah
Phone:
858.792.6786
Email:
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Website:
www.marymarcdante.com

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