Self-compassion is both FIERCE – standing up for your self-worth and dignity – and TENDER – treating yourself with love and kindness. Self-compassion is the well from which compassion is drawn. Mindful Self-Compassion equips you with tools and practices to keep your well full, so you can generously share the water of compassion with the world. If you are a caregiver of any sort – parent, teacher, healthcare provider, social worker, chaplain, veterinarian, community organizer – you know how important AND how difficult it is that your well always have water in it.
This online 8-week empirically-supported, internationally recognized program can help you meet the pressing, important demands of life with more ease, balance, and resilience. It was developed by Christopher K. Germer, PhD, a leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy, and Kristin Neff, PhD, a trailblazing researcher in the field of self-compassion.
IN THIS PROGRAM, YOU’LL LEARN:
– how to make friends with the sensational, wise Human Being you are
– how to begin loosening the grip on the inner critic who tells you otherwise
– how to be more gentle with yourself when you are stressed and upset
– how to handle life’s challenges with increased curiosity and kindness
IN THIS PROGRAM, YOU’LL DO:
– guided mindfulness and self-compassion practices you can practice anytime, anywhere
– exercises to deepen insight into and compassion toward those parts of yourself that need it most
– reflections and discussions with other sensationally tender and fierce Human Beings
RESEARCH HAS FOUND THAT SELF-COMPASSION:
– reduces stress and anxiety
– motivates people to make positive behavioral changes
– supports perseverance in the face of difficulty
– helps people cope with difficult emotional experiences
– improves relationships
DATES: Wednesdays, September 29th – November 17th, 2021
TIME: 6:00 – 8:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
Bonus: Your fee includes an optional half-day retreat from 10am – 2pm ET on Saturday, October 30th
INVESTMENT: This class is being offered at a special, one-time price of $117.
FACILITATOR: Rachel Mills-Brantley has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina since 2010. She has worked with a diversity of people across the lifespan and in a variety of organizations, including K-12 public schools, a police department, a center for trauma prevention and intervention, and universities. Her Mindful Self-Compassion journey began in 2019 after a difficult loss. MSC had a profoundly positive impact on her life, relationships, and vocation, and she pursued further practice and training opportunities, so she can spread this gift of self-compassion. Rachel has had the pleasure of participating in MSC classes and teacher trainings with MSC teachers Karen Bluth, Laura Prochnow-Phillips, Aimee Eckhardt, David Spound, Mara Elwood, Marcia Burton, Steve Hickman, Tina Gibson, and Anna Friis. Rachel will be teaching this class with an assistant, Rubi Franco-Quiroz, who is a Social Work graduate student at Rachel’s alma mater, UNC-Chapel Hill. Rubi completed the Live Online MSC for BIPOC course with Dr. Sydney Spears.