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Mindful Self-Compassion Course, Meonstoke, Nr Southampton , Hampshire , United Kingdom

Ali Lambie

September 19, 2018 @ 9:30 am - November 21, 2018 @ 4:30 pm UTC-8

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Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported training programme designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of 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 inter-relatedness, 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.

The 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 savouring and self-appreciation

What To Expect

The course programme includes guided meditation practices, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. 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.

Some difficult emotions may arise when practicing self-compassion, and as your teacher I am committed to providing a safe, supportive environment for this process to unfold, and to making the journey interesting and enjoyable for everyone.

Some participants will likely have previously participated in an eight week mindfulness course so will be familiar with principles and with the experience of mindfulness practice – however this isn’t essential, so please do get in touch to discuss suitability if you haven’t done a mindfulness course first. Participants should plan to practice mindfulness and self-compassion at least 30 minutes per day.

Participants are also encouraged to read one or both of following books before or during the course:

Self-Compassion, by Kristin Neff
The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, by Christopher Germer

Details

Start:
September 19, 2018 @ 9:30 am
End:
November 21, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Register:
www.mindfulnesshampshire.co.uk

Teacher

Ali Lambie
Phone:
0771 224 9594
Email:
Contact Via Email
Website:
www.mindfulnesshampshire.co.uk

Venue

Meon Hall
Pound Lane
Meonstoke, Nr Southampton, Hampshire SO32 3NP United Kingdom
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Phone:
44 771 224 9594
Website:
www.mindfulnesshampshire.co.uk

Notes

Led by Dr Caroline Hoffman and Dr Sarah Eagger

on Wednesday mornings from 18 October to 6 December 2017 10am to 1pm

plus Saturday 18 November from 10am to 2pm

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.

 Instructors

Dr Caroline Hoffman OAM, PhD, RN, BSW is a registered teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion. She is Clinical and Research Director of Breast Cancer Haven. Caroline has been teaching and researching in the field of mindfulness since 2004. She has a PhD in mindfulness from the university off Southampton. She trained to teach  Mindful-Self Compassion with Kristin Neff in 2016 and is a registered Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher. She has been running  and researching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction  courses since 2004.

Dr Sarah Eagger MB,BS; FRCPsych,  works as a is a consultant psychiatrist in London. She  is past chair of the Spirituality Special Interest Group of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the National Spirituality and Mental Health Forum UK and the British Holistic Medical Association. She is a keen advocate of a values-based approach to healthcare – one that embraces peace, love, positivity and compassion for the benefit of  oneself and others. She trained with Kristen Neff in Mindful Self–compassion in 2016.

 

Registration: Please email caroline.hoffman@breastcancerhaven.org.uk or phone 020 7384 0007 or 07572 637 588 to apply to attend the course.

Cost: £300 including all tuition and course materials. No one will be turned away on financial grounds, concessions are available. Please contact Caroline with any queries.

 

Details

Start:
October 17, 2017
End:
December 6, 2017

Teacher

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

Venue

Breast Cabcer Haven, Effie Road, London SW6 1TB, UK
Effie Road
London, SW6 1TB United Kingdom
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Phone:
0207 384 0099
Website:
www.breastcancerhaven.org.uk

Notes

8 Week Mindful Self-Compassion Course

Details

Start:
May 11, 2017
End:
July 14, 2017
Register:
http://gomindfully.org/courses/mindful-self-compassion/booking-now-msc/

Teacher

Zoe Shobbrook-Fisher
Phone:
07929 295685
Website:
www.gomindfully.org

Venue

The Vestry Hall
Paradise Road, Richmond
London, Surrey TW9 1SA United Kingdom
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Phone:
07929295685
Website:
http://www.rplc.org.uk/

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