Mindful Self Compassion 8 week online course

Mindful Self Compassion 8 week online course

2nd February – 23rd March 2021

Tuesdays, 6.30pm – 9pm (UK Time)

Retreat half day Sat 6th March (time TBC)

 

Led by:

Lucy Chan & Mel Wraight

VENUE:

Online via Zoom (pre-course guidance available)

COST:

EARLY BIRD (register by 30th December): £265

Regular price: £305

FACILITATED BY

I’m really excited to have been asked to collaborate with Lucy Chan of Mindful Living Retreats to facilitate this life changing course online.

 

Lucy Chan (she/her)

Lucy teaches mindfulness, self-compassion and Buddhism internationally. She is part of a nationally acclaimed team delivering mindfulness for burnout retreats, and has been trained directly by the internationally renowned pioneers of self-compassion Kristin Neff and Chris Germer. She also works as a doctor in the NHS; self-compassion practices helped her meet the challenges of a stressful job and her passion is to help others incorporate these practices into their lives.

 

Mel Wraight (they/them)

I have been teaching mindfulness and self-compassion to individuals, groups and businesses for 8 years. I trained at Bangor Centre for Mindfulness and with Kristin Neff and Chris Germer, the creators of Mindful Self-Compassion, to teach the 8 week MSC course. Also a psychotherapist in practice for 23 years I hold group spaces with safety, skill, humour and compassion. I also facilitate LGBTQIA+ international mindfulness spaces.

 

Lucy and I agree there has never been a more important time to learn practices and techniques to help cultivate stability, calm, grounding, connection, and uplift. This course will allow you to develop the resources needed to help support you in meeting the range of emotions you may be feeling at this time, and beyond!

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported, 8 week training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion.

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 well-being, less anxiety, depression and stress, and satisfying personal relationships. And it’s easier than you think!

AFTER THIS COURSE, 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 savouring and self-appreciation

This 8 week training qualifies as one of the pre-requisites for MSC teacher training.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Class activities include guided meditations, short group discussion, and home practice.

LOCATION

We’ll be using the platform zoom. Lucy and Mel are both experienced online teachers and have found that this form offers a beautiful chance for people to connect deeply with the practices and group, but with all the comforts of home. Online we offer the same practices, exercises, and small group work just as you would find on our in-person courses. The joy of joining us online is that anyone from across the country (and the world!) is welcome – a rich part of the practice can be to understand that common humanity extends beyond seas and boundaries.

 

Mindful Meditation ONLINE Drop-ins

Mindful Meditation ONLINE Drop-ins

Now online!

Fridays: 11am-12noon

COST: £5

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.

Join with Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8317387025

or email me for BACs transfer details

How to use Zoom.us

Go to Zoom.us

Click JOIN A MEETING

Enter ID number: 794723159

From a PC or Mac you can just click on this “Join with Zoom” link. If you haven’t used Zoom before you may be prompted to download software. It is free to you (I have a pro account I pay for).

From a smartphone or iPad you will need to download the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app first then enter ID 794723159 when prompted.