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8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) course

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Private Practice of Kelly Mulligan (course instructor)

2808-II East Madison St.

Suite 206

Seattle, WA 98112

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Want to increase your ability to deal with difficult times and be kinder to yourself? Join this Mindful Self-Compassion course!

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Self-compassion can be described as treating yourself with the same kindness that you’d treat a close friend or loved one. The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) course is an empirically-supported, 8-week training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin 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.

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 course, you’ll be able to:

  • Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Improve overall health and well-being
  • Transform challenging relationships, old and new
  • Manage caregiver fatigue
  • Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation

Dates & Location

Tuesdays 6:15-9pm (no class on April 14th)

  • March 3
  • March 10
  • March 17
  • March 24
  • March 31
  • April 7
  • No class on April 14th
  • April 21
  • April 28

Location: 2808-II East Madison St. Suite 206, Seattle, WA 98112

**Half-day retreat in the Seattle area on Saturday, April 4th (4 hours long), location and exact times TBD

What To Expect

Program activities include meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. MSC is a workshop rather than a retreat. The goal is for participants to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life.

Prior to registering, participants should plan to attend all eight sessions, as well as the half-day retreat, and practice mindfulness and self-compassion at least 30 minutes per day throughout the program. (We also understand that attendees may have very busy lives with other commitments--try to attend as many classes as possible, but all you need to do is inform us as soon as possible if you need to miss one).

MSC is primarily a compassion training program rather than mindfulness training, although mindfulness is the foundation of self-compassion. MSC is also not psychotherapy insofar as the emphasis of MSC is on building emotional resources rather than addressing old wounds. Beneficial change occurs naturally as we develop the capacity to be with ourselves in a kinder, more compassionate way.

Compassion is a positive, energizing emotion. However, it is said that “love reveals everything unlike itself.” While learning self-compassion, some difficult emotions may arise. MSC teachers are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for this process to unfold, and to making the journey enjoyable for everyone.

Important Information

  • No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend MSC. To insure safety, participants are asked to provide background information when they register for the program (see below for required registration form)
  • This program fulfills one of the prerequisites for becoming an MSC teacher. For more information on MSC and MSC Teacher Training, please visit www.centerformsc.org
  • To keep a sense of supportive community and connection, class size will be limited to 12 participants only. This training is expected to fill up quickly, so register soon.
  • Participants are requested to purchase "The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook" by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer. Available on Amazon.

Recommended Resources:

  • Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, by Kristin Neff
  • The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, by Christopher Germer

Instructors

Kelly Mulligan is a LMHCA and has over 25 years working in the field of education, social services and mental health. Her life’s work has been focused on helping individuals of all ages build resilience, increase self awareness of behavior and thinking patterns, while strengthening relationships and self compassion. She currently integrates her mindful self compassion in her personal life as well as in her private practice in which she provides therapy and counseling services to adolescents, adults and parents, To learn more about Kelly Mulligan you can visit her website

Melissa Parks has her PhD in Clinical and Health Psychology and currently works as a life coach for people living overseas. She’s passionate about spreading the word about self-compassion because she’s seen just how transformative it has been in the lives of her therapy and coaching clients, as well as in her own life and relationship with herself. To learn more about Melissa and the resources she has available on the topic of self-compassion, please visit her website.

Registration Requirements

In addition to registering on eventbrite, all participants must complete this form: BACKGROUND INFORMATION FORM (if you'd prefer to provide this information over the phone or email, that's an option as well--just email or call the instructors to organize this).

If you have any questions about the course, please contact the instructors:

Melissa Parks at 206-334-8326 or drmelissaparks@gmail.com

Kelly Mulligan at 206-818-4645 or kellymulligancounseling@gmail.com

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2808-II East Madison St.

Suite 206

Seattle, WA 98112

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