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Online Mindful Self-Compassion Live (6 weeks)

Morning and Evening programs

Limited to 18 participants

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Find inner strengths in difficult times!

Deepen your friendship with yourself!

 

“We are not the survival of the fittest. We are the survival of the Nurtured." ~ Louis Cozolino.

As a human being, we need love and compassion to survive, to thrive. Compassion is sustaining and empowering: it has an enormous power to ease, to strengthen and to heal. When we cultivate compassion for ourselves, we gain a super-power to transform our lives and the lives of others.

Many of us, as caring individuals, parents, carers and helping professionals can extend compassion to others in need, but we neglect to give ourselves the same care when we struggle. Or worse, we begin to criticise ourselves harshly, with unrealistic expectations, which makes it even more difficult to learn and to bounce back from our difficulties. Although we value compassion, most of us have many blocks and obstacles to provide ourselves with the same kindness we offer others.

What happens when we attend to ourselves with the same care and support?  We flourish! We feel less stress, anxious or depressed and instead, we experience more calm, confidence, resilience, and satisfying relationships. We deal with challenges with more ease, meet our goals, live our values, feeling more satisfied and fulfilled with our lives.

The Science of self-compassion
There is a growing field of research which is showing the importance of self-compassion for our physical and emotional well-being so that when difficult emotions arise in ourselves or others, we can more effectively respond to it. When we practice self-compassion in moments of stress, we can shift gear in our brain, moving out of the limbic system (primitive reptilian brain) to enable us to access our more evolved human capacity which resides in the prefrontal cortex.

The research on self-compassion demonstrated that people who are compassionate to themselves are:
•    less stressed, anxious, depressed, lonely or insecure
•    more optimistic, confident, resilient and happy
•    motivated to change themselves and their lives for the better
•    more productive
•    supportive of others
•    physically healthier
•    enjoy better relationships with others.

In short, self-compassionate people experience greater psychological and physical well-being as well as more satisfying relationships and perform better in the workplace.

Who is it for.
Mindful Self-Compassion Live is intended to support previous participants of mindfulness and self-compassion programs to refresh, extend and deepen their personal practice of mindfulness and self-compassion in their personal lives and their workplace.

The expectation is that you would have attended a program in self-compassion and are familiar with the basic core practices such as the self-compassion break, soothing touch, affectionate breathing, loving-kindness for a loved one and so on.

Learning objectives

At the end of the program the participants will be more able to:
•    Integrate mindfulness and self-compassion into daily life
•    Motivate themselves with encouragement rather than self-criticism
•    Regulate difficult emotions such as anxiety, anger and grief
•    Respond to feelings of failure, inadequacy or shame with self-kindness
•    Transform difficult relationships with compassion
•    Practice the art of savouring and self-appreciation
•    Teach simple self-compassion practices to patients, students, or clients

What to Expect                                                                
The emphasis in this Mindful Self-Compassion Live program is on extending mindfulness and self-compassion practices to build emotional resources in your daily life.  

The program includes formal and informal mindful self-compassion practices. The focus will be on informal practices that are quick, simple, easy  which you can use on the spot, when you need it, and can be integrated in your busy day. Regular formal mindful self-compassion  meditation will be encouraged but are optional, depending on your particular circumstances.

Content of program
In Mindful Self-Compassion Live, we will refresh and deepen our practice in mindfulness and self-compassion. There will be an opportunity to review progress, resistances, challenges that we have met along the way.  We will explore specific context where we can extend our practices. There is some flexibility in the content of the program and will be guided in part by the needs and choices of the participants.

Session 1: Refreshing Mindfulness and Self-Compassion in our everyday life.
Session 2: Managing difficult relationships
Session 3: Shifting from shame to self-acceptance
Session 4: Finding peace through compassionate forgiveness and self-forgiveness
Session 5: Living deeply and finding the silver lining
Session 6: Celebrating our lives and believing in ourselves

What Mindful Self-Compassion Live is not:
This Mindful Self-Compassion course is an educational group program to build emotional resources and is not a substitute for individual medical or psychological treatments. This program is not group therapy.

Participant Guidelines
The Mindful Self-Compassion Live is an adventure in self-discovery and personal growth. We come together as a group, Online, to provide a safe, supportive and confidential environment to develop compassion for ourselves and others.

You can share your experience as much or as little as you like.  Participants who share their experiences on the path of building compassion, usually, find that it is very helpful.

We will ask you not to record the sessions to respect the confidentiality and privacy of the other participants.  We will provide links to relevant mindful self-compassion meditations and exercises audio online as well as a handbook of the exercises.

CPD (Continued Professional Development)
A Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or Certificate of Attendance with the number of hours attended (10) will be given at the end of the program to everyone.  This complies with professionals requiring evidence of professional development training (i.e. psychologists, social workers, teachers, doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapist, etc.)


Reading (optional)
It is recommended, but not required, that participants read one of the following books before the training program:
•    Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind by Kristin Neff
•    The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion by Christopher Germer
•    Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer


The next Mindful Self-Compassion Live-Morning and Evening Programs (6 weeks)

Limited to 18 participants

Online Mindful Self-Compassion Live Morning

Date:  Aug 27, 2020 - Oct 1, 2020

Time: Thursday Morning 10:00-11:00am AEST

Location: Event Online- Webinar

Price: Early bird (12 August) $99.00 Regular $120.00

Presenters: Marie Bloomfield, Clinical Psychologist and John Julian, Social Worker, both Senior Certified Mindful Self-Compassion Teachers.

Register Here

 

Online Mindful Self-Compassion Live Evening (6 weeks)

Date:  Aug 27, 2020 - Oct 1, 2020

Time: Thursday Evening 7:00-8:30pm AEST

Location: Event Online- Webinar

Price: Early bird (12 August) $99.00 Regular $120.00

Presenters: Marie Bloomfield, Clinical Psychologist and John Julian, Social Worker, both Senior Certified Mindful Self-Compassion Teachers.

Register Here

 


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