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.
I have been working for the last 8 years towards teaching this course. Learning self-compassion has been the single most healing influence in my life. Two 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 been teaching many of the practices in my day to day mindfulness work. Having just completed the full teacher training course I am finally going to bring it all together to teach this powerful course for the first time in Beeston, 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.
If you are in any doubt about your levels of self-compassion currently have a go at this test developed by 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: Thursday 24th October – Thursday 12th December 6.30-9pm each week. There will be a half day retreat at a weekend included, date to be decided by majority vote, but likely to be around 23/24 November or 30/1 December.
Places are limited: group size will be between 12-15. Book now or contact me for more information.
You will be asked to complete a short questionnaire before joining the course to make sure the course is safe and suitable for you at this time.
You will need to get a copy of the book to accompany the course: https://amzn.to/2SRUlgp