Are you looking for a way to improve your quality of life and increase happiness? Are you passionate about emotional well-being and would like to learn more about the combined skills of mindfulness and self-compassion? Do you wish to cultivate self-compassion skills for daily life? If the answer to these question is yes, consider taking a workshop in self-compassion.
What is Self-Compassion?
Self-compassion transforms lives. It is re-defined as the ability to care, to soothe and to comfort, but also to strengthen when it is needed. It is revolutionizing self-care and emotional coping skills in psychology. Self-Compassion is a new skill-building program to cultivate inner strengths and allows you to courageously attend to difficulties with understanding and kindness by empowering the self. Developing self-compassion is to acquire an attitude of goodwill towards the self and to be able to skillfully attend to the self when times are tough in order to resolve challenges.
What Self-Compassion is not
Self-Compassion is not sainthood, self-indulgence, narcissism or self-pity but a new way to relate to shame, anger, anxiety and distress by reconnecting with the self and others in order to ease pain and gain greater emotional strength, resilience and well-being.
Who can benefit from a self-compassion training?
Self-compassion practices can be learned by anyone. It’s the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves especially when we’re suffering—cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and free from suffering.
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 a shift in the direction of our attention—recognizing that as a human being, you, too, are a worthy recipient of compassion.
Are self-compassion practices effective?
A randomized, controlled trial demonstrated that training in self-compassion 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. For the full-text article, please click here (PDF).
Self-compassion workshops are offered in a variety of formats. We work with your organization to structure a course that aligns with your needs, location, and schedule.
We will be happy to speak with you to help you get started on a new path in life. For more information please contact us.