Mindful Self-Compassion

  

I have trained in teaching you Mindful Self-Compassion, which is another way to quiet our minds when we are being self-critical or stuck in self-limiting beliefs. The book "The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion", (Chris Germer, The Guilford Press, 2008), suggests gently noticing these thoughts or experiences which cause us to suffer, rather than emotionally bolting which is our natural tendency. As scary as allowing our difficult experience to just 'be'--- without attempting to change them---in some moments ease peaks out...Or maybe we'll discover moments of uncaused well-being amidst difficulties. What if all of these --difficulties, ease, well-being--can be welcomed or simply acknowledged?  Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristen Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding. The key components are:

1) Self-kindness, which opens our hearts to suffering so we can give ourselves the self-compassion we need,

2) A sense of common humanity, which opens us to our essential interrelatedness so we know we are not alone,

and

3) Balanced mindful awareness, which opens us to the present moment, and helps us accept all of our experiences with greater ease.

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