WHEN: Wednesday evenings, March 24th - May 12th, 2021, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Retreat day, Sunday April 25th (9:30 a.m. - 1:30 pm).
What is Mindful Self-compassion?
Mindfulself-compassion(MSC) is an empirically supported, eight-week training program designed to cultivate the skill ofself-compassion. Based on the ground-breaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches us how to treat ourselves with kindness, care, and understanding when we are struggling.
Self-compassioncan be learned by anyone. No previous mindfulness experience is required to participate in this course. Practicing mindfulself-compassionpromotes emotional strength and resilience. It helps you to motivate yourself with kindness, forgive yourself and others when needed, and respond to difficult emotions. Learning to be moreself-compassionate can reduceself-criticism, improve our ability to connect authentically with others and respond to our struggles with greater perspective.
In the course, you will learn how to: * Practiceself-compassionin daily life * Apply mindfulness andself-compassionskills in difficult moments * Motivate yourself with kindness rather thanself-criticism * Handle difficult emotions with greater ease * Transform challenging relationships, old and new * Manage caregiver fatigue * Practice the art of savouring, gratitude andself-appreciation
A few words from Chris Germer & Kristin Neff, developers of the MSC program.
"Self-compassionboosts the immune system, it reduces anxiety, and it’s the easiest way to keep our hearts open to others. Some measure of fear is a healthy response to a contagious virus, of course. We want to respond to the contagion in a wise manner – with preventive measures that benefit ourselves and others." (read full article HERE). And HEREis a brief video about the power and beauty of treating ourselves with kindness &compassion, as we would treat a friend.
COST: $425 including HST. Early bird rate of $375 when you register before Feb. 14th, 2021. May be covered by extended benefits. Please inquire with your insurance provider. Otherwise, the cost can be counted as a medical expense towards income taxes. I am offering a few spaces at a reduced fee for front-line workers (including those working in health care and health care settings, grocery stores, etc.) Please inquire for further information. sara @ saramarlowe[dot]com