$150 – $225

Short-Course in Mindful Self-Compassion

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Life can be hard. Compassion can help. 3-week course on Mindful Self-Compassion. Tuesdays 7 - 9 pm ET, June 8 - 22, 2021.

About this Event

Most of us feel compassion for our close friends when they are struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention from yourself when you needed it most? All that’s required is a shift in attention—recognizing that as a human being, you, too, are a worthy recipient of compassion.

About the Short Course in Mindful Self-Compassion (SC-MSC)

The Short Course in Mindful Self-Compassion (SC-MSC) program is a 6-week course which draws on the skills of mindfulness and focuses on developing the resource of self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. The SC-MSC was developed to teach a targeted set of Mindful Self-Compassion practices in the midst of the current global pandemic.

Details for the course

Tuesdays, 7 - 9 pm ET, June 8 - 22, 2021.

The course will be offered virtually via Zoom.

Registration ($225) includes course sessions and a course handout booklet. A few partial scholarship registrations are available ($150).

Course themes include:

  • Defining and practicing self-compassion
  • Discovering your compassionate voice
  • Self-compassion and resilience
  • Self-compassion and burnout
  • Alignment between our values and our lives.

The course will provide a small group experience -- up to 18 participants.

Program activities include short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. SC-MSC is an opportunity to explore how we typically respond when difficulties arise in our lives and to learn tools for becoming a warm and supportive companion to ourselves.

This program is designed for members of the general public, based on the values of equity, diversity, inclusiveness and belonging. Meditation experience is not necessary to participate in SC-MSC. All are welcome!

Course Objectives

The course aims to help participants to:

  • Articulate the basic theoretical underpinnings and research findings related to self-compassion
  • Develop and apply self-compassion practices to motivate themselves with encouragement rather than self-criticism
  • Develop the capacity to contend with challenges and difficulties through awareness of self-kindness, common humanity and mindfulness.
  • Apply core self-compassion practices into daily life

Benefits of Practicing Self-Compassion

Research has demonstrated that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, coping with life challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, and healthy habits. It is an inner strength that enables us to be more fully human—more fully ourselves. Fortunately, self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those of us who did not learn these skills as children.

SC-MSC was developed by Kristin Neff, PhD, the pioneering researcher in the field of self- compassion and Christopher Germer, PhD, a leader in the integration of mindfulness, compassion and psychotherapy. More information about MSC: https://self-compassion.org/.

Optional Introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion: Learn more about self-compassion, try a self-compassion meditation and meet the facilitators.

  • Wed May 5, 1 - 2 pm: https://may5daytime.eventbrite.com
  • Wed May 5, 7 - 8 pm: https://may5night.eventbrite.com

Deciding whether to take the course

Self-compassion can be emotionally activating at times. If, for any reason, you would like to talk more about your readiness to take the short-course and learn more about the particulars of the sessions, please reach out to Emily or Heather to schedule a brief consultation:

  • emily@selfcompassioninaction.com
  • heather@selfcompassioninaction.com

About the Instructors

Emily Whyte Rubin, Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher

Emily specializes in mind-body-emotional health and intuitive listening and has been working in private practice and facilitating groups for the past 13 years. Emily completed her teacher training for the Mindful Self-Compassion program in Oct. 2018. She is also a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator in the work of Brené Brown as well as an AmSAT Certified Alexander Technique Teacher with further trauma resolution training in Somatic Experiencing®. Emily continues to be a lifelong student of these practices personally and professionally. She believes that we each find our own way and aims to create a safe group environment that can offer mirrors of support and insight. To learn more about Emily, please visit www.feelingdeeply.com.

Heather Shaughnessy-Cato, Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher

Heather completed her teacher training for the Mindful Self-Compassion program in May 2019 and has integrated self-compassion into work with clients in community settings and through her former work as a therapist. She holds a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with clinical training in healthcare and higher education, is a Certified Yoga Teacher, Designing Your Life Facilitator and Coach, and she formerly worked in development for non-profits and higher education. Heather continues to train in mindfulness, self-compassion, and trauma-informed practices. She aspires to create a safe and inclusive environment in her classes, with an invitation to each student to come as they are and make the practice their own. To learn more about Heather, please visit heathershaughnessy.com.

To learn more about us and our offerings, please visit selfcompassioninaction.com.

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