Mindful Self Compassion an eight week course
"Thank you so much for a lovely eight weeks.
It was wonderful to feel the connected presence grow in the group as we all got to know one another better. I didn't want it to end. But life moves on! For me it has beena journey from what was a reasonable level of self knowledge beforehand, to actually appreciating and loving myself as I am. I think that this new warmth towards myself helps me to be better at extending the same loving kindness to others. It's the beginning of a journey that I'm sure will enrich the rest of my life". Mave
Mindful Self Compassion is an eight week course developed by Christopher K. Germer PhD., leader in the intergration of mindfulness and psychotherapy www.mindfulselfcompassion.org and Kristin Neff PhD., pioneeriing researcher in the field of self compassion. www.SelfCompassion.org. MSC combines the skills of minfulness and self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for emotional resilience.
Self compassion is 'being kind and caring toward yourself rather than harshly self-critical; framing imperfection in terms of the shared human experience and seeing things clearly (mindfulness) without ignoring or exaggerating problems'. With Compassion training, we start with ourselves. Many people find being compassionate towards others relatively easy but being kind and understanding towards themselves a real challenge. Research shows that Self Compassion enhances rather than undermines motivation.
'There is exponentially growing research to show that self-compassion is highly effective in increasing wellbeing. It motivates and strengthens making us more resilient, at the same time decreasing our experience of suffering'. Coming from compassionate strength and resilience within, we are best placed to be able to support others as well as ourselves.
I view this course as a natural development for the 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training. Just like Mindfulness, Self Compassion is nurtured through meditation practices, developing our natural innate capacty. Our experience of life is transformed at a deeper level as a result of this change of heart. To read more about compassion please see my page www.dailymindfulness.com/compassion on this website.
Dates: October 11th - November 29th, on Thursdays 10.45 - 1.15pm except for week one which will be three hours 10.45 - 1.45pm. There is always a refreshment break each week.There will be a practice day from 11 - 4pm Saturday December 8th. The course is limited to 12 participants and will be assisted by Jo Shanahan.
Cost £220.00 to include the comprehensive folder and the practise day. This fee is payable to Hamblin Hall as all the admin for the course is organised by them. It is advisable although not necessary to have been on an MBSR course or have a mindfulness practice, before embarking on this one. Please contact me, Barbara 01243 785333 to talk about suitability before contacting Hamblin.
The programme fulfils one of the prerequisites for becoming an MSC teacher. For more informaiton on MSC andMSC Teacher Training please visit www.CenterFor MSC.org