a chapter of Mindfulness Ontario
Time: May 9, 2016 at 5:15pm to July 4, 2016 at 7:15pm
Location: PranaShanti Yoga and Meditation Centre
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Event Type: mindful, self, compassion, training, -, 8, week, course
Organized By: Kimberly Sogge PhD CPsych
Latest Activity: Feb 14, 2016
The Mindful Self-Compassion Training (MSC) course was developed by Kristin Neff, a pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion (Self-Compassion.org) and Christopher Germer. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional wellbeing. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise.
Most of us feel compassion when a close friend is struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention whenever you needed it most? All that’s required is shift in the direction of our attention—recognizing that as a human being, you, too, are a worthy recipient of compassion.
In this course, you will learn:
How to stop being so hard on yourself
How to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
How to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism
How to transform difficult relationships, both old and new
Mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life
The theory and research behind mindful self-compassion
How to become your own best teacher
A randomized, controlled trial demonstrated that the MSC program significantly increased self- compassion, compassion for others, mindfulness, and life satisfaction, as well as decreased depression, anxiety and stress. Improvements were linked to how much a person practiced mindfulness and self-compassion in their daily lives.
The MSC class will meet on Monday evenings at the PranaShanti Yoga Centre, beginning on October 19, 2015 and running for 8 weeks until December 7, 2015.
A FULL-DAY silent practice “Mindful Awakening Urban Day Retreat” is included after session 4, and will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This course meets the foundation course requirement for those interested in pursuing MSC teacher training through the Center for Mindful Self Compassion in the USA.
COST: $595, which includes course handouts and practice MP3s, and full-day retreat.