with Chris Germer and Susan Pollak
About 50 million adult Americans suffer from some sort of chronic pain. When we feel pain, we instinctively tense up and worry about it. The opposite, mindfulness, is a simple mental practice that can bring significant relief to those suffering from pain. Self-compassion has been recently identified as a key ingredient in mindfulness that makes it so successful in supporting mental and physical well-being.
- Anyone can learn self-compassion. In this workshop, each participant will have first-hand experience of self-compassion and learn ways to bring self-compassion into their daily lives to alleviate pain.
- And it isn’t a lot of work. Self-compassion only takes a moment of dropping the struggle with pain, much as you might feel when someone truly understands what you’re going through and cares deeply about your well-being. This capacity is in each of us—we only need to tap it to feel better.
- And it will make you stronger. Contrary to popular belief, research shows that self- compassionate people are emotionally stronger, kinder, happier, and they cope better.
Please join us for a day of self-compassion and see for yourself. You do not need any experience with mindfulness or self-compassion to attend. All you need is an open mind and a sincere wish to live your life more fully.
Center for Mindfulness & Compassion
CHA Central Street Care Center
26 Central Street, Somerville, MA
Saturday, April 22, 2017
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $149 (Includes lunch)