About the Day
This introductory workshop will help you learn the skills of self compassion so you can respond to difficult times in your life with kindness and care.
Self-compassion is the heart of mindfulness and self-compassion skills help us be kind and caring toward ourselves rather than being critical and judgemental. It allows us feel connected to others when we suffer, rather than feeling isolated and alone. Unlike self-esteem, the good feelings of self-compassion do not depend on being special and better than other people; instead, they come from caring about ourselves and recognising that we all go through difficult times and it’s only human to get distressed on occasion.
The workshop will be experiential, including guided meditations and exercises, discussion and theory. You will learn how to:
Practice self-compassion and kindness in your daily life
Decrease stress and anxiety
Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
Support yourself during those times when you suffer, fail, or feel inadequate.
Learn how to appreciate yourself
A large and growing body of research, much of it conducted by Dr. Neff, suggests that self-compassion reduces anxiety and depression, enables us to develop healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships, makes us more resilient in the face of challenges, and improves overall wellbeing.
No previous mindfulness experience required.
This class will be held on a web-based platform.
There will be a maximum of 12 participants on the workshop.
The teacher and participants will be live and visible at various times. There will be group and one-to-one interaction as you would expect in a traditional classroom setting. Do contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’d like to check out/test the online platform & your internet connection beforehand.
Registrants will receive additional details a few days before the session.
You will need:
A PC/Laptop/Macbook or Tablet. You can check the operating requirements of Zoom here, but we can also assist with this if you are unsure or have any questions: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux,
A webcam and microphone,
A stable internet connection, and
A private space where you can be undisturbed.
Please note that there is no cost to download Zoom.