Event Type: Online Class
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Feb 10 - Mar 17 2022
12:00pm - 1:30pm
At your computer/device
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 6-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.
Mindful Self-Compassion is an empirically supported training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the ground-breaking research of Dr. Kristen Neff and the clinical expertise of Dr. Christopher Germer, it teaches us how to treat ourselves with kindness, care, and understanding.
Instructor: Lakiba Pittman is an educator, consultant, creative artist, and public speaker. She is a senior adjunct professor at Menlo College where she teaches about diversity in the workplace, culture in media, and race. She is also certified by Stanford University’s Center for Compassion & Altruism Research & Education (CCARE) and develops and delivers classes, workshops, and culturally relevant compassion training.
Class details are subject to change.