Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) is an 8 session, training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion.  MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult experiences in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.  Three key components of self-compassion are: self‑kindness, a sense of common humanity, and balanced, mindful awareness. Together they comprise a state of warm-hearted, connected presence.

Benefits of developing Mindful Self-­‐‑Compassion include:

  • Increase in emotional wellbeing.
  • Decrease in anxiety depression and stress.
  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
  • Help to manage caregiver fatigue
  • Transform challenging relationships, old and new
  • Practice the art of savoring and self-­‐‑appreciation

What To Expect

In a safe, supportive environment, this program includes meditation, short talks, individual experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. The goal is for participants to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life.

MSC includes 8 sessions of 2 hours each, in addition to a 6‑hour retreat. Prior to registering, participants should plan to attend every session and practice mindfulness and self-compassion at least 30 minutes per day throughout the program. Self-compassion can be learned by anyone and is important for everyone. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend MSC training.

The location is: Tofts Chase, Little Baddow, CM3 4BZ www.retreatfarm.co.uk

Monday evenings 7 to 9pm

Dates: April 13, 20, May 11, 18, June 8, July 6, 13, 20.

Retreat on Monday 20th July, 10 to 4pm

Cost: £190 (Introductory offer)

For a poster please see: MSC A5 info

For more information and to register for the course, please contact Mary Younger at mary.younger@talk21.com or call 07850 702640

Places are limited to 14

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