Mindful Self-Compassion


Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) teaches simple effective skills and develops emotional strength to meet life’s challenges with kindness instead of blaming, shaming or criticizing ourselves. MSC is based on the groundbreaking research of Professor Kristin Neff PhD, and designed by Chris Germer, Clinical Psychologist PhD, through the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, University of California San Diego.

The core skills of self-compassion invites a new ways of relating to ourselves and each other, reducing the tendency to self-judgment, self-isolation and self-absorption. Self -compassion allows us to:

  • face and befriend our shortcomings,
  • motivate ourselves with kindness,
  • forgive ourselves,
  • relate wholeheartedly to others,
  • care for others while caring for ourselves and
  • live more open heartedly.

Rapidly expanding research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with:

  • emotional well-being,
  • less anxiety, depression and stress,
  • maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and
  • satisfying personal relationships.

Self-Compassion can be learnt by anyone, even those who didn’t receive enough affection in childhood or who feel uncomfortable when they are good to themselves.

In this 8-week course, you will:

  • Learn how to handle challenging emotions with self-kindness.
  • Practice being self-compassionate in daily life
  • Learn about the science of self-compassion
  • Learn how to motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
  • Learn how to transform challenging relationships, old and new
  • Learn tools to manage empathy fatigue or burn-out
  • Practice the art of savouring and self-appreciation
  • Be able to teach simple self-compassion practices to others

MSC is an experiential 8-week journey with a half  day retreat — an adventure in self-discovery and self-kindness – offering periods of instruction and periods of practice. No previous experience of meditation or mindfulness is required. Self-Compassion is easier than you think!

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