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 email@example.com or call 07850 702640
Places are limited to 14