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Mindful Self-Compassion Pacific Northwest 5 Day Training

November 27 - December 2

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Most of us feel compassion when a close friend is 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. Self-compassion involves the capacity to comfort and soothe ourselves, and to motivate ourselves with encouragement, when we suffer, fail, or feel inadequate. Self-compassion is learned in part by connecting with our innate compassion for others, and self-compassion also helps to grow and sustain our compassion for others.

Burgeoning research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, coping with life challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships. It is an inner strength that enables us to be more fully human—to acknowledge our shortcomings, learn from them, and make necessary changes with an attitude of kindness and self-respect.

Fortunately, self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those of us who did not learn these skills as children.

MSC is an experiential journey — an adventure in self-discovery and self-kindness – offering periods of instruction and periods of practice. Self-Compassion can be learned by anyone, even those of us who did not learn these skills as children. This program fulfills a prerequisite for becoming a MSC teacher.

In MSC you’ll learn:

  • how to stop being so hard on yourself
  • how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • how to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism
  • how to transform difficult relationships, both old and new
  • mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life
  • the theory and research behind mindful self-compassion
  • how to become your own best teacher

Teachers:

Kristy Arbon, Heartworks Training, The Centre for Mindful Self-Compassion and The Institute for Psychotherapy and Mindfulness.
Victoria Pawlowski and Carolena Ranger, The Centre for Compassion Inspired Health

 

Registration begins after August 1, 2016

Please contact us for more information and to put your name on our waitlist.

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Venue

The Haven
Gabriola Island, British Columbia Canada
Phone:
250.754.0806
Website:
www.bethlehemretreatcentre.com

Organizer

Victoria Pawlowski
Website:
www.compassioninspiredhealth.com