Mindful Self-Compassion Online Course
About This Event
IDEAL FOR: All levels including beginners
Approved for 16 Continuing Education Credits from the NASW-CT
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 the standard 8-week course 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 8-week course you will learn how to:
Handle challenging emotions with greater ease.
Quiet the inner critic.
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 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10
Half-day retreat: Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 1-5pm.
Class Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuition is $475
Reviews To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).
Amanda Noella Daddona April 29, 2020Living Fully with Fear
The Living Fully with Fear course with Amanda Votto was an incredible experience. I was able to connect with my emotions, dig deep and find what was underneath those emotions, and find comfort within myself and from the shared experiences of the others in the class. I found the practices to be extremely helpful and at times challenging (in a good way). And overall, Amanda did a great job of putting everything into context and explaining how we can relate to fear and tap into a more compassionate part of ourselves. I do wish it had been longer than four weeks. It was a lot of material to cover, and there was a lot to explore and work through. Perhaps Copper Beech might consider extending these online courses to be six or eight week experiences. Even so, I am truly grateful for the opportunity and for all that I gained from this class. Thank you to Amanda and to Copper Beech!
Charles Longo November 12, 2018Harvest Dinner Dueling Pianos.
As always Holy Family/ Copper Beach ALWAYS exceeds my expectations. Do yourself a favor, ATTEND a RETREAT, you will be hooked.
Kevin Ryan November 12, 2018Harvest Celebration 2018
As always, a delightful evening!. Thoughts: 1. May want to publish an agenda in future. Not wise to be fashionably late. Reports were that the event was in full swing at 6:30 PM and 6:45 arrival felt like we were catching up. 2. Would be wise to provide the wifi information so everyone could connect for the text fundraiser. Verizon worked but several people near me said that they could not connect using ATT. The wifi would allow everyone to connect See you next year!!
Marilyn Vatteroni November 11, 2018A Great Night Out
I had a wonderful experience on Saturday night. The food was great, the company wonderful & the dueling pianos fabulous.
Louise Cornetta September 17, 2018A Magical Place
The Copper Beech Institute offers a wide variety of courses, meditations, workshops and is housed on a beautiful peace of property. I enjoy the Wednesday Candlelight Meditation as a group or 30-40 of us meet to share this mindful experience and are led by the incredible Miranda who always gives a talk that seems to hit home. This place is filled with such love and kindness. Go check it out!