Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported, 8-week training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking and continually growing research, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding. Program activities include meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. The goal is for participants to directly experience self-compassion as a more effective means to integrate self-compassion into their lives.
During the course participants will learn to:
Practice mindfulness and self-compassion in daily life
Understand the science and research of self-compassion
Use self-compassion to live in accord with personal core values
Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
Motivate oneself with kindness rather than criticism
Work with challenging relationships
Manage caregiver fatigue
Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation
Teach and/or model simple self-compassion tools to others.