Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)
What is MSC?
Mindful Self-Compassion is an empirically supported, 8-week, training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion.
Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Chris Germer, MSC core principles and practices enables participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.
Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that Mindful Self-Compassion is strongly associated with emotional well-being, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintaining of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying personal relationships.
So, if you would like to learn to be less harsh on yourself (perhaps even treat yourself as nice as you would treat a dear friend) and become better to manage various relationships and life in general, then perhaps this course is for you?
Self-Compassion can be learned by anyone, even those who didn’t receive enough affection in childhood or who feel uncomfortable when they are good to themselves. It’s a courageous attitude that stands up to harm, including the harm that we unwillingly inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-isolation, or self-absorption. Self-Compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcoming, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others and be more authentically ourselves.
Below you can see the MSC Outline:
Session 1: Discovering Mindful Self-Compassion
Session 2.: Mindfulness
Session 3: Practicing Loving Kindness
Session 4: Discovering Your Compassionate Voice
Session 5: Living Deeply
Session R: Retreat (3-4 hours)
Session 6: Meeting Difficult Emotions
Session 7: Exploring Challenging Relationships
Session 8: Embracing Your Life
After participating in the this workshop, you’ll be able to:
Practice self-compassion in daily life
Motivate yourself with kindness rather than self-criticism
Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
Transform challenging relationships, old and new
Manage caregiver fatigue
Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation
Understand the empirically-supported benefits of self-compassion.
What to Expect:
The program include meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. The goal is for participants to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life.
When will we meet:
We will meet 2.5-3 hours, one day a week, for 9-weeks. However, 3-4 hours on the retreat day
No dates yet...however, a 6-week online course based on Mindful Self-Compassion will start Wednesday, March 1st 4:30- 6:30 pm (Denmark time)
The retreat day:
..will be on a normal week day as well, but will be 3-4 hours instead of 2,5-3 hours
We will recommend that you practice mindfulness and self-compassion at least 30 minutes a day throughout the program
Email to Dorte@mindthebusymind.dk