Introduction to mindful self-compassion weekend
This introduction to mindful self-compassion weekend combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for well-being.
The course provides valuable, research-based tools that can help you integrate self-compassion into your daily lives.
Self-compassion involves treating ourselves with kindness, like we would a good friend we care about. Self-compassion helps us to learn to accept our imperfections and learn to deal with life’s inevitable difficulties with more ease. It motivates us to make changes in our lives, start to care about ourselves and want to lessen our distress.
The weekend will cover exercises that teach you how to be kind to yourself in times of difficulty. Through discussion, meditation and experiential exercises, you will gain practical skills to:
- Bring self-compassion into your daily life.
- Boost happiness and well-being.
- Stop being so hard on yourself.
- Learn and practice strategies to respond in a kind, compassionate way when you are experiencing difficult emotions.
- Practise mindfulness.
- Help you make wiser and more flexible choices.
- Transform challenging relationships.
- Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism.
- Embrace your life.
Fortunately, self-compassion can be learned by just about anyone!
There are no prerequisites for this workshop. If you've already done a mindfulness course or are just interested in learning more about self-compassion, this is a great way to develop a self-compassion practice in a more focused way. This workshop is suitable for the general public as well as to practising mental health professionals.
About the host
Linda Thomas - An accredited counsellor MBACP, mindfulness teacher, mindful self-compassion teacher.
Carole Bosanko - Consultant clinical psychologist and mindful self-compassion teacher. HCPC registered.