2nd February – 23rd March 2021
Tuesdays, 6.30pm – 9pm (UK Time)
Retreat half day Sat 6th March (time TBC)
Lucy Chan & Mel Wraight
Online via Zoom (pre-course guidance available)
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 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.
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.
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.