What does it mean to build inner resilience with self-compassion?
The practice of noticing and acknowledging our moments of suffering or self-criticism from a place of curiosity and non-judgment, coupled with providing ourselves with love and kindness.
“With self-compassion, we give ourselves the same kindness and care we’d give to a good friend.”
– Kristin Neff
Is building resilience through self-compassion effective?
There are now more than 1,200 empirical articles on the benefits of self-compassion, and research demonstrates that mindful self-compassion significantly increases life satisfaction and decreases depression, anxiety, and stress.
What will I be introduced to in this workshop?
- How to notice and quiet your inner critic
- How our brains can be wired for negativity; how to turn towards the positive
- How to bring gratitude into your life on a regular basis
- How to meditate on the positive emotions of love and kindness
- How to handle difficult emotions with less reactivity
There is not currently a next scheduled start date for this course. Please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on a list to be notified of upcoming dates.
The course is live online, not pre-recorded. The course participant size is kept small so group members have the opportunity to ask questions and share their experiences.
- We will connect through the Zoom platform. After you register for the class, I will send you a calendar invite with a link to a Zoom video conferencing event. The first time you connect, you will be prompted to download the Zoom application. I will log in ten minutes early before the first class to assist with anyone having difficulty, and am available to do a “practice call” with any participant who is concerned about their ability to get logged in.
- Participants should attempt to attend all sessions, as the material builds on itself and there is benefit to having a consistent cohort. Please send me an email if there is a class that you need to miss.
Registration and Payment
The course fee is $150 and is due by the first day of class.
To register, please add the course to your cart through the registration and payment page.
I am able to offer a couple of spaces on a sliding scale fee to participants each course. Please reach out with more details if your financial circumstances are a significant barrier to your participation.
- Can I do this course if I have no meditation or mindfulness experience?
Yes! While a foundation in a meditation or mindfulness practice will enhance a self-compassion practice, this course is designed with the beginner in mind. You will have opportunities to ask questions and share experiences with others new to a self-compassion practice throughout the course.
- Is this a religious course?
While meditation and mindfulness are core components of a number of religions as well as Buddhist philosophy, the practices taught in this workshop will be secular in nature.
- Is this group therapy?
While we will have opportunities during the course to share with fellow group members about our experiences, this is not a therapy session. Some people find that when they start a meditation or self-compassion practice, they uncover some unmet needs or emotions, which can be helpful to have therapeutic support to process and grow from. I am happy to provide referrals for counseling or therapy should any participant identify a need.
- Will self-compassion make me “weak” or undermine my motivation?
Self-compassion practices actually help to increase motivation, resilience, and strength. This recent Harvard Business review article provides a summary of the recent research on the relationship between self-compassion and motivation.
- Is self-compassion self-centered? Shouldn’t we focus on compassion for others?
Research shows that people who are high in self-compassion are actually more compassionate to others, more willing to compromise in conflicts, and more nurturing and caring in relationships.