Next 8 week course starts Winter 2018/2019
Start where you are now, just as you are now and ask yourself : “How would it be if I am more rational and caring instead of stressed…. if I could improve my relationship with others and be more resilient?….”
The MSC is an empirically-supported training program designed to cultivate the skill of self compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kirstin Neff and Christopher Germer. An MSC course includes meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion and home practice. The goal is for participants to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life. MSC is not psychotherapy, the emphasis is on building emotional resources rather than addressing old wounds. Positive change occurs naturally as we develop the capacity to be with ourselves in a kinder, more compassionate way.
Self compassion can be learned by anyone, even those who didn’t receive enough affection in childhood or who feel uncomfortable when they are good to themselves, it is a courageous attitude that stands up to harm, including the harm that we unwittingly inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-isolation, or self-absorption. Self compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves.
“True compassion does not come from wanting to help those less fortunate than ourselves but from realizing our kinship with all beings” according to Pema Chödron in her book ‘Start where you are; a guide to Compassionate Living‘.
other books you can read as preparation are:
- Self compassion: the proven power of being kind to yourself, by Kistin Neff
- The mindful path to self-compassion, by Christopher Germer.
The February course 2018 is fully booked, we now take bookings for the MBC course starting in September 2018 on Tuesday evenings, please send an email via the ‘pre-book’ menu tab if you are interested and we will send you a bookings-form.
The September 2018 course will take place in North Tyneside, the group size will be no more than 12 participants. Sessions last 2 hours and 30 minutes which allows for a tea & coffee break, there are 8 sessions in total. Costs are £240,- (conc. rate available), this includes 8 sessions, audio guided meditations, handouts, individual support, intake and a half-day retreat. You can use the contact/pre-book button in the menu to pre-book or leave a message.
The next MSC (mindful self-compassion) group starts this winter…..
The course will be delivered by Anna trained MSC teacher and adhere to the guidelines from the Centre for Mindful self-compassion.