Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training (with Kristin Neff)

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Wednesday and Fridays, July 21, 23, 28 and 30, 2020 – 4-7 pm Pacific, 6-9 Central and 7-10 Eastern

This workshop is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the key practices and exercises of the 8-week program, from the comfort of your home.

MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. Mindfulness is the first step—turning with loving awareness toward difficult experience (emotions, sensations, thoughts). Self-compassion comes next—bringing loving awareness to ourselves. Together, mindfulness and self-compassion comprise a state of warm, connected presence during difficult moments in our lives.

Burgeoning research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, coping with life challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying, compassionate relationships. Self-compassion includes the capacity to comfort, soothe and validate ourselves, but also to protect and provide for ourselves, and to motivate ourselves to achieve our goals. Fortunately, anyone can learn self-compassion.

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