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MSC Core Skills Retreat Workshop, Springfield , United States

Kristy Arbon

August 24, 2017 - August 27, 2017

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This workshop retreat covers the core skills from the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion program developed by Chris Germer and Kristin Neff.

Self-compassion: What is It?

Self-compassion is the emotional attitude of bringing kindness to ourselves when things go wrong in our lives. Most of us easily treat our friends and loved ones with warmth, tenderness and patience when they struggle, fall short or fail at times in their lives, but we have a much harder time bringing those same qualities of compassion to our own selves in the same situations. Self-compassion is directed to the one who is suffering, and encourages us to consider the fundamental question of “What do I need?” By recognizing that difficulty is here (mindfulness), that these things are a part of every human life (common humanity), and connecting with our natural capacity for kindness toward suffering (self-kindness), we can develop healthy and enduring patterns of relating to all the circumstances of life.

Self-compassion: How to Learn It

Self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those who didn’t receive enough affection in childhood or who find it embarrassing to be kind to oneself. It’s a courageous mental attitude that stands up to harm, including the discomfort that we unwittingly inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-isolation, and self-rumination when things go wrong. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, forgive ourselves, and respond to ourselves and others with care and respect, and be fully human.

After participating in this workshop, you will be able to:

– Understand the physiology of self-compassion

– Practice self-compassion in daily life

– Find your own personalized lovingkindness and self-compassion phrases

– Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism

– Handle difficult emotions with greater ease

– Practice the art of savoring and s

Program activities include talks, meditation, experiential exercises, and group discussion. Participants will directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend the program.

Details

Start:
August 24, 2017
End:
August 27, 2017
Register:
http://www.wonderwellrefuge.org/schedule/?EventID=heartworks-2017

Venue

Wonderwell Mountain Refuge
253 Philbrick Hill Road
Springfield, 03284 United States
Phone:
(603) 763-0204
Website:
http://www.wonderwellrefuge.org/

Teacher

Kristy Arbon
Phone:
(603) 763-0204
Email:
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Website:
http://www.wonderwellrefuge.org/

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