8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion Course

8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion Course

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  • 8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion Course

About the Course

In this 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion 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 themes:

  • Bringing mindfulness and self-compassion into daily life
  • Handling difficult situations and emotions with greater ease
  • Motivating ourselves with kindness rather than self-criticism
  • Growing and sustaining compassion for others to improve relationships
  • Practicing the art of savouring and self-appreciation
  • Exploring the role of self-compassion in caregiver fatigue
  • Developing an understanding of the science around how self-compassion works

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.

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Course Format:

  • This course consists of eight weekly sessions of two-and-a-half-hours (with the first session extended to three-hours), plus an online retreat.

  • IMPORTANT: Once you have received joining information for your course, please purchase a copy of 'The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive' by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer (available on Amazon). The book is optional, but highly recommended to support your practice.


    Further Course Information:

  • This class will be held live on Zoom.
  • The teacher and participants will be visible. There will be group and one-to-one interaction, as you would expect in a traditional classroom.
  • This course includes access to The Mindfulness Project app and online audio files with downloadable guided meditations for home practice.
  • No prior mindfulness or self-compassion experience is required, however the course can be attended as a follow-on from an MBSR or MBCT course.
  • The course includes up to 30-minutes of recommended mindfulness and self-compassion practice per day during the course.
  • This course is not offered as a treatment for any specific psychological or physical conditions. The course may not be suitable for people experiencing severe difficulties, for more information please see our Frequently Asked Questions or email us via friend@londonmindful.com.
  • As part of the booking process participants are required to complete a personal history questionnaire, and a follow-up call may be arranged. If during this call there is a mutual decision that the course isn't suitable at this time, a full refund will be given.
  • Please contact us (friend@londonmindful.com) if you'd like to test Zoom or your internet connection before the start of the course.
  • If you are based outside of the UK and would prefer to pay via PayPal, please get in touch with us (friend@londonmindful.com) to arrange.

  • You Will Need:

  • PC/Laptop/Macbook or Tablet that is able to access Zoom.
  • Webcam and microphone.
  • Stable internet connection.
  • A private space where you can be undisturbed.


    Additional Information: