Mindful Living Ireland
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About Mindful Self-Compassion
Over the past decade self-compassion has gained popularity as a related and complementary construct to mindfulness, and research on self-compassion is growing at an exponential rate. Self-compassion involves treating yourself with the same kindness, concern and support you’d show to a good friend. When faced with difficult life struggles, or confronting personal mistakes, failures, and inadequacies, self-compassion responds with kindness rather than harsh self-judgment, recognizing that imperfection is part of the shared human experience. In order to give oneself compassion, one must be able to turn toward, acknowledge, and accept that one is suffering, meaning that mindfulness is a core component of self-compassion. ~ Kristin Neff
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Course
- 8 Weeks -
The renowned course developed by Kristin Neff & Christopher Germer
Starts Thursday evening at 7 pm - 12th April at Taney Parish Centre
Dundrum, Dublin 14
12th, 19th, 26th April 2018
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st May 2018
7 pm to 9.45 pm
There will be a Retreat Day on a weekend, date to be determined.
Taney Parish Centre, Taney Road, Dundrum, Dublin 14
Cost: €320 (Early Bird price €280 before 12th March 2018)
The course will run for 8 Sessions
To book please contact Louis at 086 8256823 or email to Louis@mindfulliving.ie or register and book directly.
Who is this course suitable for
The Mindful Self-Compassion course is suitable for everyone. Whilst it is completely complimentary to mindfulness the course itself has been designed for people with no mindfulness background. Having said this it is advantageous to have a mindfulness practice but not necessary.
About the course ~
The foundation of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is mindfulness, it is ideal for someone who has already completed a mindfulness course to further develop and enhance the ability to live a life that is less torn by the inevitable difficulties that life throws up.
Mindful Self-Compassion specifically targets the the way we beat ourselves up when something "goes wrong" in our lives. Our relationship to ourselves is often quite cruel and this can be so ingrained in us that we are often powerless to stop the stress and suffering that it brings, even with a training in mindfulness.
The MSC program then is ideal as the next stage after having completed a mindfulness course, in the skillful way it can help to meet our difficulties and bring warmth and love and kindness to ourselves.
When we learn to bring this warmth and love to ourselves there is a natural out-flowing of this to others also and this has a knock-on beneficial effect on our relationships in general.
Self-compassion itself is always felt as something warm and loving, but it can uncover areas in our lives that are unloved and this can be painful for a time. This does not happen with everyone, but if it does it is possible to regulate and adjust the practice so that it does not become overwhelming, this regulation is itself also the practice of self-compassion.
It is important to note that this is not a therapy, but it can be very therapeutic.
It has been developed and empirically tested over a number of years by Kristin Neff PhD. and Christopher Germer PhD. showing very favorable outcomes for a range of stress related issues.
www.mindfulselfcompassion.org for more information.
The Cost of the course
The cost is an affordable cost of €320, which includes the course handbook and materials.
For bookings or information please phone Louis at
or email at Louis@mindfulliving.ie
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Learn how to be softer and gentler with yourself in the midst of self-criticism.