Mindful Self Compassion

Self-compassion involves responding in the same supportive and understanding way you would with a good friend when you have a difficult time, fail, or you notice something you don’t like about yourself. Often we compound such problems or undermine ourselves by being self-critical or pushing through without paying due attention to our needs. Research demonstrates that bringing self-compassion to these situations and to our daily life is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, reduced anxiety, depression and stress as well as the maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise and more satisfying personal relationships.

The Mindful Self Compassion course is an empirically supported programme which combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion for greater emotional resilience, well-being and happiness. MSC was developed by Christopher K. Germer PhD a leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy and Kristin Neff PhD, pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion. 

You do not have to have previously learned mindfulness to join an MSC course and the skills of self-compassion can be learned by anyone.

The course will explore the following skills:

  • how to stop being so hard on yourself

  • how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease

  • how to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism

  • how to transform difficult relationships, both old and new

  • mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life

  • how to become your own best teacher

  • how to forgive yourself

  • how to manage caregiver fatigue

  • the practice of savouring and self-appreciation

The course starting in April has had to be cancelled. New dates coming soon.

The course will be taught via Zoom on Wednesday mornings by Diana Thornton and Claire Garthwaite

Cost: £245 - 1 discounted place available, please enquire

Wednesdays 9.45am - 12.30pm


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‘If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.’ 
Jack Kornfield