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Mindful Self Compassion – Short Course

Amy Noelle

October 11, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - October 29, 2022 @ 10:30 am

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This course is 6 sessions: Tuesdays 6pm-7:30pm & Saturdays 9am-10:30am  October 11-29th, 2022

Mindful Self-Compassion is an evidence-based program designed to cultivate self-kindness and improve wellbeing. Developed by two psychologists, Drs. Kristen Neff and Chris Germer, Mindful Self-Compassion is the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves especially when we’re suffering—cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and free from suffering.

Most of us feel compassion when a close friend is struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention whenever you needed it most? All that’s required is a shift in the direction of our attention—recognizing that as a human being, you, too, are a worthy recipient of compassion.

Research shows that self-compassion significantly enhances emotional wellbeing (less anxiety and depression), boosts resilience, happiness, harmonious relationships, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyles 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: self-compassion is a much healthier and productive way to motivate ourselves.

You will learn:

·        how to stop being so hard on yourself

·        how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease

·        how to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism

·        how to transform difficult relationships, both old and new

·        mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life

·        the theory and research behind mindful self-compassion

·        how to become your own best teacher

Sessions include short talks, experiential exercises, interactive group discussion, and home practices. No experience with mindfulness or meditation is required.

15% discount for UCI employees, UCI students and Well-Being Circle members

Please contact Talor Enos, Mindfulness Programs Assistant, with any questions at [email protected]

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October 11-29, 2022 | Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.


Amy Noelle, MPT


October 11, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
October 29, 2022 @ 10:30 am


Amy Noelle
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