"You can search throughout the entire Universe for someone who is more deserving of
your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere.
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire Universe, deserve your love and affection "
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported, training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.
It's 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.
The three key components of self-compassion are self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and balanced, mindful awareness. Kindness opens our hearts to suffering, so we can give ourselves what we need. Common humanity opens us to our essential interrelatedness, so that we know we aren't alone. Mindfulness opens us to the present moment, so we can accept our experience with greater ease. Together they comprise a state of warm-hearted, connected presence.
After participating in this workshop, you’ll be able to:
What Can I Expect?
Nurturing a strong, positive relationship with ourselves
is at the very foundation of emotional well-being and resilience.
This course will help you to develop the skills necessary to turn toward life's challenges with tenderness and curiosity, rather
than avoidance, anger or shame. Research has found that having
a self-compassion practice acts as an effective buffer against anxiety and depression. Learning to soothe and comfort ourselves
in times of distress increases our sense of gratitude and happiness, and enhances all of our relationships.
This class includes small group exercises, opportunities for private reflection, and guided meditations. You will leave the experience with your own personalized self-compassion practice to rely on during life's more difficult moments. No prior experience with meditation is necessary.
This course is currently being offered in a four day-long retreat format:
WHEN: Saturday, November 23rd, 2019
Saturday, December 14th, 2019
Saturday, January 11th, 2020
Saturday, February 8th, 2020
We meet from 9:00am to 4:00 pm each day
WHERE: THE CENTER FOR MINDFUL LIVING• 621 N. 51st St.
COST $125 per day. (Payment plan and scholarships available)
Must commit to attending all 4 sessions
INFO: For more information, contact Dr. Louisa Foster:
402-933-4070, option 1 • Louisa@thecenterformindfulliving.com