Courage, Kindness & Self-Compassion for the Front-Line

Courage, Kindness & Self-Compassion for the Front-Line

The most resilient, successful, and emotionally intelligent people are the ones who can face adversity and challenge with an open heart and a self-compassionate nature, rather than a rigid or self-critical one. Fortunately, research and practice shows that self-compassion is a skill that can be taught and learned.

Kenya: Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive, Limuru, Kenya

Kenya: Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive, Limuru, Kenya

Are you passionate about emotional well-being and would like to learn more about the combined skills of mindfulness and self-compassion? Do you wish to cultivate self-compassion skills for daily life? Have you dreamed of immersing yourself in a unique culture in Africa or Asia and engaging deeply with local and international colleagues? Would you like to be part of helping local clinicians and professionals to experience more of MSC and to support them in learning to share the program and the practices with the people most in need of it in their community?

CMSC and GEI invite professionals and students interested in Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) to join a unique training retreat. International delegations travel to a developing country in Africa or Asia to engage with local professionals and enjoy an MSC intensive course. Every person who signs up to attend, will allow two local people to also participate in the program, thereby meeting the main pre-requisite for attending MSC Teacher Training in the future. 2018 destinations include Vietnam and Kenya.

Please see this page for more information about the location, teachers and program partners: Globally Engaged MSC Intensives

Yoga to Reduce Trauma Symptoms

Yoga to Reduce Trauma Symptoms

Dr. Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD, and a team from the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute has led a three year study looking at how yoga can reduce post traumatic symptoms in women.  From 2008 to 2011, they randomly assigned 64 women who were suffering from...
Emotional Safety and Self-Compassion

Emotional Safety and Self-Compassion

  Emotional Safety and Self-Compassion Self-compassion enhances wellbeing primarily because it deactivates the threat system (associated with self-criticism, insecure attachment, and defensiveness) and activates the self-soothing system (associated with secure...