An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 7, 2019
Be Your Own Best Friend
Learn to use the core practices of compassion so that it is possible to love others without losing Yourself.
How do you reach out to a friend in trouble, who may have had a misfortune or is going through difficult times?
Most of us naturally feel compassion when a close friend is struggling and respond by offering support, a hug, a kind act, and kind words.
What would it be like to receive the same caring attention from yourself whenever you needed it most or when you are experiencing difficulty?
All that’s required is a shift in attention —recognizing that you, too, are a worthy recipient of love, kindness and compassion. Self-compassion involves the capacity to comfort and soothe ourselves, and to motivate ourselves with encouragement, when we feel stressed, fail, or feel inadequate.
Kindness has the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. Kindness also helps us have a sense of being warm, soothed and nourished giving us a way to express care and respond to whatever challenges come along (meeting your own struggles too and coming back to being your own friend).
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an 8-week training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff (www.self-compassion.org) and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer (www.mindfulselfcompassion.org) MSC teaches core principles and practices that enables us to respond to difficult moments in our lives with kindness, care and understanding.