Eight sessions plus an Orientation and Silent Retreat offered as an accelerated program. Note this is offered as live on-line.
Orientation Tuesday Feb 2, 2021 1-3 pm
Session 1 Friday Feb 5, 2021 1-4:30 pm
Session 2 Tuesday Feb 9, 2021 1-4:30 pm
Session 3 Friday Feb 12, 2021 1-4:30 pm
Session 4 Tuesday Feb 16, 2021 1-4:30 pm
Session 5 Friday Feb 19, 2021 1-4:30 pm
Session 6 Tuesday Feb 23, 2021 1-4:30 pm
Silent Retreat Friday Feb 26, 2021 1-5 pm
Session 7 Tuesday Mar 2, 2021 1-5 pm
Session 8 Friday Mar 5, 2021 1-4:30 pm
Participants will learn to befriend their self–critic, develop self-compassion skills, and foster goodwill towards themselves and others. The MSC program explores typical responses as difficulties arise.
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our emotional well-being. While mindfulness increases our awareness of the present, self-compassion encourages greater kindness and understanding of periods of suffering. It also helps us accept our flaws and better understand our challenges.
MSC is a research-supported program developed by Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer. Research on self-compassion has shown that it boosts happiness and improves relationships while reducing anxiety, depression and shame. Increased levels of self-compassion can transform empathy fatigue into wholehearted engagement with others.
Who Should Attend
All are welcome. It is especially beneficial for graduates of mindfulness-based programs, such as MBCT/MBSR. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required. This program qualifies as the prerequisite for training as a Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) teacher as well as a prerequisite for training as a Making Friends with Yourself (MFY) teacher.