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Mindful Self-Compassion Short Course

Jean Leonard

October 20, 2022 @ 10:00 am - December 8, 2022 @ 11:30 am

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October 20-December 8, 2022 (no class 11/24 or 12/1)
Thursdays | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Mountain Standard Time
Offered virtually via Zoom

Class Description: The Short Course in Mindful Self-Compassion (SC-MSC) is a 6-week adaptation of the empirically-supported 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program designed to begin the cultivation of the skills of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, the SC-MSC program was developed to allow participants to begin to learn a targeted set of MSC practices with less initial time commitment than the full 26-hour MSC program. MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with self kindness, mindful awareness, and a deep understanding that suffering is part of our common humanity.  The goal of the SC-MSC is for participants to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life.  Burgeoning research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, coping with life challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships. It is an inner strength that enables us to be more fully human—more fully ourselves. Fortunately, self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those of us who did not learn these skills as children.

To register or for more information, contact:
[email protected] | 303-868-5881
or see website:  http://www.jeanleonardphd.com/mindful-self-compassion/

Instructor’s Bio:  Jean Leonard, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and a Certified MSC teacher in private practice in Louisville, Colorado. She has practiced yoga for over 28 years and vipassana meditation since 2003. She teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Self-Compassion classes and other mindfulness workshops throughout Colorado, and is a mentor in Jack Kornfield’s and Tara Brach’s Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, supporting students’ development as meditation teachers. She has a particular interest in Buddhist eco-chaplaincy and mindfulness related to aging, illness and dying.


October 20, 2022 @ 10:00 am
December 8, 2022 @ 11:30 am


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