8 Week Mindful Self-Compassion Course
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported, 8-week, training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion.
The three key components of self-compassion are self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and balanced, mindful awareness. Kindness opens our hearts to suffering, so we can give ourselves what we need. Common humanity opens us to our essential interrelatedness, so that we know we aren’t alone. Mindfulness opens us to the present moment, so we can accept our experience with greater ease. Together they comprise a state of warm hearted, connected presence.
Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying personal relationships. And it’s easier than you think.
After participating in this workshop, you’ll be able to:
Develop a regular meditation practice
Practice self-compassion in daily life
Understand the empirically-supported benefits of self-compassion
Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
Transform challenging relationships, old and new
Manage caregiver fatigue
Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation
What To Expect
Program activities include 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.
MSC is also not psychotherapy because the emphasis of MSC is on building emotional resources rather than addressing old wounds. Positive change occurs naturally as we develop the capacity to be with ourselves in a kinder, more compassionate way.
The next 8 Week Mindful Self-Compassion Course will be held on Thursday evenings from 6-8:30pm January 10 through February 28, 2019 (we’ll move the class to a different night for Valentine’s Day). The course includes a silent retreat on Sunday afternoon February 17.
The cost for the class is $400, with a 20% discount offered for mental health professionals.
Space is limited for this course. To register, contact me here.
Wayne Martin, LCSW
(817) 456-3489 1751 River Run, suite 200, Fort Worth, TX 76107