One event on April 18, 2020 at 10:00 am
Given how things are unfolding with the coronavirus, we are now offering online mindfulness workshops via zoom. Our experience in running exclusively online programs is that this medium offers an opportunity to have a rich and meaningful connection with the practices and group, from the convenience and comfort of your own space.
We hope that continuing to offer the workshops in this format will be helpful, especially as mindfulness can be a wonderful tool for coping with the stress, anxiety and uncertainty of these challenging circumstances.
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.
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.
This class will be held on a web-based platform.
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 in the week before the first session