Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)
“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life” Chris Germer, PhD
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported, 8-week, 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.
We all know that this is the right way to treat ourselves, but does knowing this intellectually stop the critic in our head? This course enables you to practically use self-compassion when you go through a difficult time or have an upsetting experience.
And self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those who didn’t receive enough affection in childhood or who feel uncomfortable when they are good to themselves. 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. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves.
Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying personal relationships. And it’s easier than you think.
No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend MSC. To insure safety, participants are asked to provide background information when they register for the program.
After participating in this workshop, you’ll be able to:
- Practice self-compassion in daily life
- Understand the empirically-supported benefits of self-compassion
- Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
- Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
- Transform challenging relationships, old and new
- Manage caregiver fatigue
- Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation
What To Expect
This course is taught in a small group.
To book or for more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Angelika Chaffey, Dip GM, Dip SDT, TQUK Level 3,
Having a meditation practice going back 25 years, Angelika works since January 2011 as Mindfulness Trainer for the Recovery College, co-facilitating and co-producing mindfulness based courses for the Recovery College. Angelika also teaches workshops and courses in psycho-spiritual development for over ten years. Angelika feels very fortunate having being able to train with Kristin Neff and Steve Hickman.