8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion & Resilience

Be your Own Best Friend

  • How do you reach out to a friend in trouble, who may have had a misfortune or is going through difficult times?
  • Most of us naturally feel compassion when a close friend is struggling and respond by offering support, a hug, a kind act, and kind words.
  • What would it be like to receive the same caring attention from yourself whenever you needed it most or when you are experiencing difficulty?

All that’s required is a shift in attention – recognising that you, too, are a worthy recipient of love, kindness and compassion. Self-compassion involves the capacity to comfort and soothe ourselves, and to motivate ourselves with encouragement, when we feel stressed, fail, or feel inadequate.

  • Mindfulnessis the first leg and involves becoming aware of, turning towards and acknowledge your own experiences of thoughts emotions and sensations with a spirit of openness and curiosity.
  • Loving Kindness, or the second leg, is a way of training the mind to be more loving and caring.
  • Self-Compassion, the third leg, is about responding to these challenges with kindness, and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when things are hurting.

Who Would Benefit?

  • Anyone Feeling stressed and Overwhelmed:
    Stresses of life that challenge everyone such as chronic pain, loss, illness, aging, challenges of work-life, relationships, or parenting?
    What would it be like to respond to the stress caused by these challenges with love and kindness?
    What would it be like to love others without losing yourself in the process?
    Do you ever feel exhausted by caring for others?
    What would it be like to meet your own emotional needs by giving yourself compassion, instead of becoming depleted and less able to give?
  • Care Givers:
    Do you ever feel drained and overwhelmed when caring for others?
    What would it be like to develop a sense of tenderness and care that embraces the suffering of others rather than emotionally reacting to it?
    What would it be like to meet your own emotional needs by giving yourself compassion, instead of becoming depleted and less able to give?
    Learn to use the core practices of compassion in the midst of caregiving so that it is possible to love others without losing ourselves

About the Course

In this 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion Course & Resilience Course you will learn the key principles and practices of self-compassion. Research has shown that these techniques can help improve our emotional well-being, improve our ability to cope with life’s challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, promote healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and lead to more satisfying personal relationships.

The course is a heartfelt, nurturing programme that uses meditations, group discussion, and experiential exercises, to explore the following –

  • Treating ourselves with more kindness and self-compassion,
  • Motivating ourselves with kindness rather than self-criticism;
  • Learning how to work with difficult emotions,
  • Bringing compassion to ourselves and the people around us
  • Connecting with our values and setting intentions, so we can live our lives with an increased sense of fulfilment and purpose.
  • Cultivating self-compassion in this way can fundamentally shift how we relate to ourselves. Instead of meeting our imperfections and challenges with self-blame and -criticism, we can bring a kind and mindful attention to our experiences (thoughts, emotions, and sensations) and a sense of love and care to ourselves, right in the midst of difficult situations. With practice, we can strengthen this inner quality of presence, connectedness, and kindness to improve emotional well-being and build resilience
  • Exploring the role of self-compassion in caregiver fatigue;
  • Practicing the art of savouring and self-appreciation;
  • Developing an understanding of the science around how self-compassion works.
  • With practice, we can strengthen this inner quality of presence, connectedness, and kindness to improve emotional well-being and build resilience.

Notes:

  • This class will be held on a web-based platform – Zoom
  • Class will be 2 hours long x 8 weeks.
  • The teacher and participants will be live and visible at various times. There will be group and one-to-one interaction as you would expect in a traditional classroom setting.
  • No prior mindfulness or self-compassion experience is required — but the course can be attended as a follow-on for those who’ve completed the 8-week mindfulness MBSR course.
  • There is up to ½ hour per day of home practice of mindfulness and self-compassion exercises recommended during the course.

Pricing/Booking

Price €200

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