The Mindful Self-Compassion course runs from Monday 16th January to Monday 13th March and consists of nine weekly sessions on Mondays of 2.30 hours (6.30pm - 9.00pm). This course comprises a mix of topic exploration, meditation practices, short pen and paper exercises and poetry.
This is the offical Mindful Self-Compassion course which has been developed by Dr Kristin Neff and Dr Christopher Germer. It follows the expanded 9-week format of having an initial orientaion session which covers the course outline, some of the scientific theory which underpins the course as well as an intoduction to some of the practices on the course resulting in an expanded feel to the rest of the course.
This science based course has been developed by Dr Kristin Neff and Dr Christopher Germer at the San Diego Center for Mindfulnes and has had over 700 peer reviewed journal articles published on it. These studies have strongly linked the Mindful Self-Compassion course to participants wellbeing with:
Reductions in negative mind states, anxiety, stress, depression, rummination, food disorders
Increases in positive mind states, life satisfaction, happiness, connectivness, self-confidence, resilience, optimism, curiosity and gratitude
The course trains participants in the skills of mindfulness, that of present moment non-judgmental awareness and compassion, kindness and self-compassion. This science based program has been empirically demonstarted to promote people's day-to-day wellbeing and provides people with resources and skills to help them manage their daily stresses of modern day living.
Feedback from previous MSC courses include:
‘such a deep sense of calmness and being centered after I complete a practice – very uplifting’
‘dipping into various practices as and when I need them…they really helped me remain calm and less anxious.’
‘I am really learning so much and really changing old habits I thought would be with me forever’
‘I found it (the MSC course) to be a life changing experience.’
‘It is incredible how changing my relationship with my inner critic has changed my way of dealing with everyday struggles and fears. Even more incredible having a compassionate approach to myself has changed my sense of worth and increased my resilience.’