Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Course

About This Event

Mindful self-compassion is a practice that directly cultivates goodwill toward ourselves, especially when facing challenges. This course combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to promote healing and well-being. While mindfulness teaches how to turn toward our challenges (whether physical, emotional or mental), self-compassion allows us to respond to these challenges with kindness and understanding. This course teaches how to befriend ourselves rather than judge, how to soothe ourselves in times of difficulty and how to to maintain a sense of well-being despite our challenges.

This is a six-week course which is an adaptation of the standard eight-week Mindful Self Compassion course developed by Kristin Neff, Ph.D. and Chris Germer, Ph.D., both world-leading experts in self-compassion.

Studies have reported benefits of self-compassion practices, which include less depression, anxiety, and stress, improved coping skills, and greater social connectedness, optimism, and happiness.

In this 6-week course you will learn how to:

Handle challenging emotions with greater ease.

Quiet the inner critic.

Befriend yourself.

Relate to suffering from kindness.

Transform difficult relationships.

Class Format will include lecture, discussion, guided meditation, written reflection, and small group sharing.

Class Dates: Tuesdays: September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5

Class Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tuition is $475


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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

To give my ego a break from all these construction projects. Layth
 

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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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