“The things I’ve learnt from mindfulness, and particularly the MSC course, have already changed my life for the better.”
MSC graduate 2019
Based on the research and work of Dr Kristen Neff and Dr Christopher Germer this 8 week course is a journey to greater self acceptance. It is therapeutic but not therapy. It uses mindfulness and meditation but does not require you to already have these skills.
Self-compassion is not soft, weak, self-pitying, self-centred or selfish. It is the heart of the truly strong and resilient individual. From self-compassion arises compassion for others, bottomless strength and the freedom to be authentic, to be yourself.
Learning self-compassion has been the single most healing influence in my life. Three years ago I undertook the self-compassion intensive course for myself with its co-creators Chris Germer and Kristin Neff in the Netherlands. Since then I have taught many of the practices in my day to day mindfulness work. In 2019 I completed the full teacher training course to bring this powerful course to Nottingham. I will create a safe environment to guide you through practices designed to accept yourself just as you are and build greater inner strength.
“It is really powerful and it has changed the way I approach to myself. Before I even did not realize some moments of self criticism and now I can acknowledge them and act in a different way with myself, with more kindness and understanding.”
MSC graduate 2019
How self-compassionate are you?
Take this test to find out. Test developed by Dr Kristin Neff who has been researching self-compassion for more than a decade.
The course contents:
Week 1: Discovering mindful self-compassion
Week 2: Practicing mindfulness
Week 3: Practicing Loving Kindness
Week 4: Discovering your compassionate voice
Week 5: Living Deeply
Week 6: Meeting difficult emotions
Week 7: Exploring challenging relationships
Week 8: Embracing your life
Course dates: Thursdays 6-9pm, 30th April – 25th June 2020. Half term break on 28th May. Additional 4 hour retreat session on Sunday 7th June 11-3.
Based on the bestselling book and developed by clinical psychologists at Oxford University, the course combines mindfulness with cognitive psychology.
The “Finding Peace in a Frantic World” course is designed especially to make mindfulness accessible to even the busiest people! Maximum benefit with short practices of around 10 minutes.
This is an 8 week course to help you achieve a mindfulness practice compatible with a busy life which still helps you feel calmer, clearer and more in control. 8 weekly meetings of 1-1.5 hours duration plus short daily practices at home. Taught in a small group setting.
The course will cover:
Week 1 Waking up to the autopilot
Week 2 Keeping the body in mind
Week 3 The mouse in the maze
Week 4 Moving beyond the rumour mill
Week 5 Turning towards difficulties
Week 6 Trapped in the past or living in the present?
Practising mindfulness can reduce anxiety and help us cope in uncertain times.
Practising in a group can bring renewed motivation, focus and warmth to your practice.
Maintain your mindfulness and learn even more with Mel Wraight. Mel will lead a couple of practices each session with short periods for reflection and discussion in between. This class assumes some basic knowledge or experience of mindfulness practice.
Stop the mind spinning, feel calmer, less anxious, more compassionate and joyful. This evidence based, highly effective course is recommended for those who want to develop a mindfulness practice in everyday life. Research shows mindfulness practice helps build resilience to cope with stress and anxiety, worry, pain and chronic illness.
Tuesdays 7.00 – 9.00pm starts: 18th February 2020 – 7th April 2020
at Middle Street Resource Centre, 74 Middle Street, Beeston, NG9 2AR (Middle Street tram stop)
This course includes home practice of about 30 minutes per day. This is a really important component to get the best out of the course and I will encourage you in reaching this goal.
The power of being present
Patterns of reactivity to stress
Responding not reacting
Stressful communications and interpersonal mindfulness
Keeping your mindfulness alive
You will be asked to complete a short questionnaire about your physical and mental health before joining the course. Click “contact me” to request a registration form or ask questions.