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8-week Mindful Self-Compassion

Martine Vaillancourt and Lynda Brisson

March 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - May 13, 2019 @ 9:00 pm UTC-8

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Cours sur 9 semaines en français à Montréal au centre Santé Soha
961 Rachel est, Montréal

Details

Start:
March 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
End:
May 13, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Register:
autocompassionmtl.wixsite.com/autocompassion

Notes

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an evidence-backed, experiential 8 week training program that teaches core principles & multiple practices
-meant to be personalized and used daily- to empower us to support ourselves, especially during difficult moments.
Regular use of these practices is associated with resilience, life satisfaction, and reduced negative states such as anxiety and depression.

This training is active, and employs short talks; demonstrated and practiced mindfulness and self-compassion skills; group discussion of practice experiences; individual home practice; and a half day silent (but guided) retreat.

Details

Start:
February 5, 2019 @ 6:15 pm
End:
March 26, 2019 @ 8:45 pm
Register:
www.compassion4self.com

Teacher

Hannah Hawkins-Esther
Phone:
770-595-4510
Email:
Contact Via Email
Website:
hhe-therapy.com

Venue

Atlanta Center For Wellness
6100 Lake Forrest Dr Suite 450
Sandy Springs, GA 30328 United States
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Phone:
7705954510
Website:
https://atlantacenterforwellness.com

Notes

Um programa para aprender a gerir as emoções e a voz auto-crítica melhorando a relação consigo próprio e com os outros. Neste programa será dada ênfase aos cuidadores, como cuidar de mim para cuidar do outro.

Details

Start:
October 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am
End:
December 18, 2018 @ 10:30 pm
Register:
http://www.autocompaixao.eu

Teacher

Susana Dagot

Venue

Lisboa (local a definir)
Lisbon, Portugal + Google Map
Website:
www.autocompaixao.eu

Notes

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an eight week, training programme designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of leading American Psychologists, Dr Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Dr Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.

The three key components of self-compassion are self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and balanced, mindful awareness. Kindness opens our hearts to suffering, so we can give ourselves what we need. Common humanity opens us to our essential interrelatedness, so that we know we aren’t alone. Mindfulness opens us to the present moment, so we can accept our experience with greater ease. Together they comprise a state of warm-hearted, connected presence.

Self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those who didn’t receive enough affection in childhood or who feel uncomfortable when they are good to themselves. It’s a courageous attitude that stands up to harm, including the harm that we unwittingly inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-isolation, or self-absorption. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves.

Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying personal relationships. And it’s easier than you think.

This course will support you in learning 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
Transform challenging relationships, old and new
Manage caregiver fatigue
Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation

What To Expect
The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Programme activities include meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. MSC is a workshop rather than a retreat. The goal is for participants to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life.

MSC is primarily a compassion training programme rather than mindfulness training like Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), although mindfulness is the foundation of self-compassion. MSC is also not psychotherapy insofar as the emphasis of MSC is on building emotional resources rather than addressing old wounds. Positive change occurs naturally as we develop the capacity to be with ourselves in a kinder, more compassionate way.

MSC includes eight weekly sessions of three hours each, in addition to a four hour retreat on a Saturday. Prior to registering, participants should plan to attend every session and practice mindfulness and self-compassion at least 30 minutes per day throughout the programme.

Prerequisites Anyone can join this course. People who have previously done the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Programme will find that Mindful Self-Compassion a further development to their practice.

Details

Start:
October 10, 2018
End:
December 5, 2018
Register:
https://www.breastcancerhaven.org.uk/mindful-self-compassion-8-week-course-london

Teacher

Caroline Hoffman
Sarah Eagger
Phone:
02073840007 or 07572 637 588
Email:
Contact Via Email
Website:
http://www.breastcancerhaven.org.uk

Venue

Breast Cancer Haven, Effie Road, Fulham, London SW6 1TB, UK
Effie Road
London, London,City of SW6 1TB United Kingdom
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Phone:
+442073840007
Website:
www.breastcancerhaven.org.uk

Notes

Part of the course is a retreat day on Saturday 16 March 2019 from 10am to 2pm.

Mindful Self-Compassion is a research-supported 8-week training program. It helps participants cultivate the mental and emotional habit of mindful self-compassion by learning the process of infusing our moment-to-moment experience with kindness, especially when we feel frustrated, hurt, inadequate, or overwhelmed. Perhaps most importantly, cultivating self-compassion means that we honor and accept our humanness. Things will not always go the way we want them to. We often encounter frustrations and losses. We make mistakes and bump up against our limitations, or fall short of our ideals. This is the human condition, a reality shared by us all. The more we open our heart to this reality instead of constantly fighting against it, the more we will be able to feel compassion for ourselves and all our fellow humans.
IN MSC YOU’LL LEARN TO:
–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 simple self-compassion skills to others
–Practice mindfulness and self-compassion in daily life

Details

Date:
September 19, 2018
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Register:
https://atlantaselfcompassion.com/mindful-self-compassion

Teacher

Diane Hilleary
Phone:
4437912343
Email:
Contact Via Email
Website:
atlantaselfcompassion.com

Venue

Atlanta Center for Self-Compassion
2801 Buford Hwy NE, Ste T-60
Atlanta, GA 30329 United States
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Phone:
14437912343
Website:
atlantaselfcompassion.com

Notes

Mindful Self-Compassion is a research-supported 8-week training program. It helps participants cultivate the mental and emotional habit of mindful self-compassion by learning the process of infusing our moment-to-moment experience with kindness, especially when we feel frustrated, hurt, inadequate, or overwhelmed. Perhaps most importantly, cultivating self-compassion means that we honor and accept our humanness. Things will not always go the way we want them to. We often encounter frustrations and losses. We make mistakes and bump up against our limitations, or fall short of our ideals. This is the human condition, a reality shared by us all. The more we open our heart to this reality instead of constantly fighting against it, the more we will be able to feel compassion for ourselves and all our fellow humans.
IN MSC YOU’LL LEARN TO:
–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 simple self-compassion skills to others
–Practice mindfulness and self-compassion in daily life

Details

Date:
September 13, 2018
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Register:
https://atlantaselfcompassion.com/mindful-self-compassion

Teacher

Diane Hilleary
Phone:
4437912343
Email:
Contact Via Email
Website:
atlantaselfcompassion.com

Venue

the galloway school
2771 Tallulah Dr NE
Brookhaven, GA 30319 United States
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Phone:
404-422-4226
Website:
gallowayschool.org

Notes

Small group course runs twice a year in Whaley Bridge, just south of Manchester

Details

Start:
May 1, 2018 @ 9:30 am
End:
July 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

Teacher

Sarah Lionheart

Venue

Whaley Bridge England
Derbyshire Sk237bp United Kingdom + Google Map
Phone:
07913953446
Website:
http:www.heartandmind.org

Notes

Please email me for further details

8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion Course

April 4 – May 23 2018 6-8:30pm Plus an All Day Retreat May 6th 10-4pm

Details

Start:
April 4, 2018
End:
May 23, 2018
Register:
http://managestress.ca/index.php

Teacher

Tanya Armstrong
Phone:
7057216934
Email:
Contact Via Email
Website:
managestress.ca

Venue

Vidya Yoga Studio
238 Barrie St
Thornton, Ontario L0L 2N0 Canada
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Phone:
7057216934
Website:
managestress.ca

Notes

8-week MSC Course in Austin, Texas at Seton Cove. For more information and sign up, please go to https://www.setoncove.net/programs/classes/mindful-self-compassion-8-week-course

Details

Date:
January 11, 2018
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Teacher

Pittman McGehee

Notes

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is a program developed by Kristin Neff, the pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion (www.Self-Compassion.org) and the author of Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind; and Christopher Germer, a clinical psychologist who specializes in mindfulness and compassion-based psychotherapy (www.MindfulSelfCompassion.org) and the author of many books including A Mindful Path to Self-Compassion.

In this program, you will learn:
– Self compassion as a skill that can help you to meet life’s difficulties with more wisdom and kindness.

– How to offer yourself the compassion you would naturally extend to a dear friend or stranger.

– A courageous attitude of mind that will give you emotional stability and resilience to be more fully present with uncertainty so that you can recover from life’s difficulties and move on with more ease and confidence.

Research
Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help you stick to your diet and exercise routine. All that’s required is a shift in the direction of your attention–recognizing that as a human being, you, too, are a worthy recipient of compassion.

From the New York Times
The research suggests that giving ourselves a break and accepting our imperfections may be the first step toward better health. People who score high on tests of self-compassion have less depression and anxiety, and tend to be happier and more optimistic. Preliminary data suggest that self-compassion can even influence how much we eat and may help some people lose weight.

This idea does seem at odds with the advice dispensed by many doctors and self-help books, which suggest that willpower and self-discipline are the keys to better health. But Kristin Neff, a pioneer in the field, says self-compassion is not to be confused with self-indulgence or lower standards.

“I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren’t more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they’ll become self-indulgent,” said Dr. Neff, an associate professor of human development at the University of Texas at Austin. “They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.”

Imagine your reaction to a child struggling in school or eating too much junk food. Many parents would offer support, like tutoring or making an effort to find healthful foods the child will enjoy. But when adults find themselves in a similar situation – struggling at work, or overeating and gaining weight – many fall into a cycle of self-criticism and negativity. That leaves them feeling even less motivated to change.

“Self-compassion is really conducive to motivation,” Dr. Neff said. “The reason you don’t let your children eat five big tubs of ice cream is because you care about them. With self-compassion, if you care about yourself, you do what’s healthy for you rather than what’s harmful to you.”

8-Week Course in Mindful Self-Compassion
The 8-week format consists of eight weekly, 2.5 hour sessions in a classroom/discussion group format, plus a 4-hour retreat. This class is often most easily integrated into our lives and offers an extended opportunity to deepen and solidify our practice.

Throughout this course, participants will learn:

  • How to stop being so hard on yourself
  • How to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • How to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism
  • How to transform difficult relationships, both old and new
  • Mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life
  • The theory and research behind mindful self-compassion
  • How to become your own best teacher

InsightLA offers payment plan options as well as limited financial assistance. For more information please email programs@insightla.org.

Class Schedule:
10/16 – Class 1
10/23 – Class 2
10/30 – Class 3
11/6 – Class 4
11/13 – Class 5
11/20 – NO CLASS
11/27 – Class 6
12/2 – HALF DAY RETREAT
12/4 – Class 7
12/11 – Class 8

Location Details:
InsightLA 14th Street
1826 14th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404*This location has a handicap accessible ramp.
Directions:
Contact teacher:
Contact by email (expect responses Monday – Friday, only)
Cost:

This class uses a sliding scale as follows:

HOUSEHOLD INCOME PRICE
$60.000 or greater $600
$59.000 – $45.000 $525
$44.000 or below $450
Enrollment Limit:
25 | There are still openings for this program.
Contact Information:
Email us at programs@insightla.org or call us at (310) 450-1821.

Details

Start:
October 16, 2017
End:
December 11, 2017
Register:
https://www.insightla.org/schedule/5500/mindful-self-compassion-msc-14th-st.-location

Venue

Insight LA 14th st
1826 14th St. 
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
Phone:
(310) 450-1821
Website:
https://www.insightla.org/

Teacher

Suzanne Smith
Phone:
(310) 450-1821
Email:
Contact Via Email
Website:
https://www.insightla.org/

Notes

8-week Self-Compassion program created by Drs Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer.

The program will be taugh in french with my MSC co teacher, Martine Vaillancourt.

Details

Start:
October 16, 2017
End:
December 11, 2017

Venue

Montréal, Canada
903 St-Zotique, Est
Montréal, Québec Canada
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Phone:
1 514 961-7667

Notes

first session is orientation one

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an 8-week education and training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion.  The program was developed by Kristin Neff, PhD, the pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion (www.self-compassion.org) and Christopher K. Germer, PhD, a leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy (www.mindfulselfcompassion.org).

MSC includes 8 weekly sessions of 2.75 hours each, in addition to a 4-hour retreat.  Prior to registering, participants should plan to attend the majority of the sessions and plan to start a mindful self-compassion practice.

No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend MSC.  To insure safety, participants are asked to provide background information when they register for the program.

Details

Start:
September 30, 2017
End:
November 30, 2017
Register:
www.practicalwellbeing.ca

Venue

Practical Wellbeing
1301 10th Ave. SW, 2nd floor
Calgary, AB T3C 0J4 Canada
Phone:
4039987213
Website:
www.practicalwellbeing.ca

Teacher

Doug MacLean

Notes

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an 8-week education and training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion.  The program was developed by Kristin Neff, PhD, the pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion (www.self-compassion.org) and Christopher K. Germer, PhD, a leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy (www.mindfulselfcompassion.org).

MSC includes 8 weekly sessions of 2.75 hours each, in addition to a 4-hour retreat.  Prior to registering, participants should plan to attend the majority of the sessions and plan to start a mindful self-compassion practice.

No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend MSC.  To insure safety, participants are asked to provide background information when they register for the program.

Details

Start:
September 27, 2017
End:
November 15, 2017
Register:
www.practicalwellbeing.ca

Venue

Practical Wellbeing
1301 10th Ave. SW, 2nd floor
Calgary, AB T3C 0J4 Canada
Phone:
4039987213
Website:
www.practicalwellbeing.ca

Teacher

Doug MacLean
Phone:
4039987213

Notes

Cycle MSC – Mindful Self-Compassion – Du lundi 11 septembre au lundi 30 octobre 2017

  • Séance information préalable : samedi 24 juin de 11h à 12h30 ou mercredi 30 août de 19h à 21h – Inscription préalable
  • Les lundis de 19h00 à 21h45 (1ère et 8ème sessions 19h00 à 22h00)
  • Planning des 8 séances : 11, 18, 25 septembre, 2, 9, 16, 23 et 30 octobre
  • Demi-journée de pratique : Samedi 14 octobre de 9h à 13h
  • Co-animation : Inken Dechow & Dominique Retoux
  • Lieu: Paris 11ème

Details

Start:
September 11, 2017
End:
October 30, 2017
Register:
http://www.pleinementconscient.com/contact.html

Venue

Paris
Paris 11ème
Paris, 75011 France
Website:
www.pleinementconscient.com

Teacher

Dominique Retoux
Inken Dechow
Phone:
+33627476096
Email:
Contact Via Email
Website:
www.pleinementconscient.com

Notes