Without awareness, some of us go through life with an undercurrent of dissatisfaction with ourselves and perhaps life itself. Perhaps we may assume that if we were e.g.“more efficient ”, we would accomplish more, be more respected, richer, and happier? Cultivating awareness (mindfulness), and self-kindness (self- compassion), allows us to recognize, and honor ourselves as imperfect human beings human condition. For all of us, life can present disappointments, losses, limitations. Can we learn skills and approaches that would enhance our ability to meet these difficulties realistically with more kindness, understanding, resilience and spaciousness? And perhaps even live a more full and meaningful life? Yes, most likelyWe believe so.
Mindful Self-Compassion is a scientifically – based and efficacious program that i’s designed to enhances self-kindness and improves well-being. Research shows that self-compassion significantly enhances emotional well-being (less anxiety and depression), boosts resilience, happiness, and can even help maintain healthful habits such as healthy eating and exercise. For many of us, self-criticism is a familiar driving force to do better and succeed. Yet, research shows the opposite, that self-compassion is more effective in helping us meet our goals. Moreover, self-compassion is also associated with improved more harmonious relationships, personal and professional growth, as well as healthy aging.
In this 8-week program, , short talks(short lessons on the science of self-compassion? or educational components- ppl like to learn neuroscience/science etc…), experiential exercises (including meditations), interactive and group discussion are offered in the weekly sessions as well as home practices. Mindfulness and Self Compassion is are illustrated demonstrated and experienced through a variety of topics and perspectives (e.g. physiological, psychological, and social.
No experience with mindfulness or meditation is required. Many participants have observed their own transformation with mindful self-compassion. Benefits even ripple to those whose lives we touch.