8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion Course

8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion Course

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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 Materials

  • An electronic Mindful Self-Compassion Handout
  • Detailed weekly notes that provide a summary of each session
  • Downloadable guided meditations for the home practice
  • Access to The Mindfulness Project app audio files
  • Course teacher and administrator support for urgent queries between sessions
  • You may wish to purchase The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook, Neff & Germer (2018) from Guildford Press, as a course companion (optional).

Notes:

  • This class will be held on Zoom.
  • The teacher and participants will be live and visible. There will be group and one-to-one interaction as you would expect in a traditional classroom setting.
  • Please contact us (friend@londonmindful.com) if you'd like to test the online platform and / or your internet connection before signing up.
  • No prior mindfulness or self-compassion experience is required. The course may also be attended as a follow-on for those who have completed an 8-week mindfulness (MBSR or MBCT) course.
  • Up to 30 minutes of mindfulness and self-compassion home practice recommended 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 email us to discuss this further.
  • As part of the booking process participants are required to complete a personal questionnaire and a call may be arranged. If during the call there is a mutual decision that the course isn't suitable, a full refund will be given.
  • If you are based outside of the UK and would prefer to pay via PayPal, please get in touch with us (friend@londonmindful.com).


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