MSC Week 1 - Introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion

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Themes

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Soothing and supportive touch

 

Self-Compassion Break

 

Practices

Treating yourself as you would treat a dear friend

 

Loving, connected presence (self-kindness, common humanity, mindfulness)

 

The Yin and Yang of self-compassion

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Home practice

Formal meditation: Self-Compassion Break (This can also be used as an on-the-spot practice in your daily life.)

 

Informal practice: Soothing and supportive touch. Please continue to explore new ways of tapping into your innate capacity to care for yourself through touch.

If you are practising along with the workbook, the chapters that correspond to today's class material are chapters 1-5

Self Compassion Break

Poem

AN INVITATION TO BRAVE SPACE

Together we will create brave space.                       

Because there is no such thing as a “safe space” —     

We exist in the real world.                                       

We all carry scars and we have all caused wounds.     

In this space                                                         

We seek to turn down the volume of the outside world,     

We amplify voices that fight to be heard elsewhere,       

We call each other to more truth and love.                     

We have the right to start somewhere and continue to grow.

We have the responsibility to examine what we think we know.  We will not be perfect.                                                      This space will not be perfect.                                         

It will not always be what we wish it to be.                     

But It will be our brave space together, and                     

We will work on it side by side.                                           by Micky ScottBey Jones