Mindful Self-Compassion (April 19 – May 24)
Most of us feel compassion for our close friends when they are struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention from yourself when you needed it most? All that’s required is a shift in attention – recognizing that as a human being, you, too, are a worthy recipient of compassion.
This six-session online engagement course draws on the skills of mindfulness and focuses on developing the resource of self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional well-being. Burgeoning research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional well-being, coping with life's challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships. It is an inner strength that enables us to be more fully human – more fully ourselves.
You will be provided with essential tools for treating yourself in a kind, compassionate way whenever you suffer, fail, or feel inadequate. Program activities include short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. All are welcome. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required.
Instructor: Victoria Brattini is the founder of Laguna Meditation offering meditation and self-compassion courses. A trained Mindful Self-Compassion teacher, she has studied with Kristin Neff, PhD, and Christopher Germer, PhD, the pioneers and leaders in the field of Mindful Self-Compassion research and training.