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When we give ourselves compassion, the tight knot of negative judgement starts to dissolve, replaced by a feeling of peaceful, connected acceptance – a sparkling diamond that emerges from the coal” (Kristin Neff)

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training combines the skills of mindfulness with self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for emotional resilience. This is an empirically supported 8-week course developed by Christopher Germer, mindfulness teacher and psychotherapist, with Kristin Neff, a pioneering researcher and professor at the University of Austin, Texas. Eight 2 ½ hour classes and a half-day retreat support you in growing your self-compassion through meditation, daily life practices, reflective exercises and discussion. A workbook and online resources complement the in-class learning.
With Mindfulness we develop the capacity to be able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity. By cultivating and deepening our self-compassion we can then respond to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we’re hurting. This further enhances our sense of well being and ease, reducing anxiety, depression and the nagging underlying insecurity that is familiar to so many of us. As our ability to experience compassion for ourselves increases, so does our ability to relate to others in the same way.

In MSC you’ll learn:

  • How to stop being so hard on yourself
  • How to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • How to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism
  • How to transform difficult relationships, both old and new
  • Mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life
  • The theory and research behind mindful self-compassion
  • How to become your own best teacher

It is our experience that this course complements the MBSR/MBCT training and is a wonderful opportunity for further deepening your mindfulness practice.

Both Zoe and Jaya are Centre for Mindful Self Compassion Trained Teachers.http://centerformsc.org/

For more information please see this short video