MINDFUL SELF-COMPASSION COURSE
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported program developed by Drs. Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Participants will learn and apply the three key components of self-compassion to cultivate a courageous attitude that stands up to harm, including the harm that we inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-denial, or self-absorption. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, forgive ourselves, motivate ourselves with kindness, care for others, and be fully human.
In this 2 ½ hour course, participants will participate in meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. The goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for exploring how we typically respond when difficult emotions arise and to provide tools for becoming a warm and supportive companion to ourselves. The emphasis of the program is on enhancing emotional resources and personal capacities.
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
respond to feelings of failure or inadequacy with self-kindness
begin to transform difficult relationships, old and new, through self-validation
motivate themselves with encouragement rather than self-criticism
relate to difficult emotions with greater moment-to-moment acceptance
teach simple self-compassion practices to patients, students, or clients
This program is designed for members of the general public, as well as for professionals who wish to integrate self-compassion into their work.
starting January 25th, 2018
$400.00 for income over $60,000; $350.00 for income below $60,000.
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Oaktree Guidance & Wellness Center,
9910 Dupont Circle Dr., Suite 140,
Fort Wayne, IN 46825