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.
9 Day MSC Intensive Mexican Retreat will offer three hours of Mindful Self-Compassion Training each day as developed by Dr. Chris Germer and Dr. K. Neff and The Centre for Mindful Self-Compassion. A half day silent retreat will be offered on Day 6 of the retreat.
In a beautiful oceanside setting, there will also be time each day for yoga, swimming, rest, relaxation, exploring or creative pursuits with our resident artist Johanne Galipeau. The final evening together will feature a Lantern Making Class and closing ritual by the sea. This course is for anyone wanting to learn or deepen mindfulness and self-compassion skills and qualifies as one of the prerequisites for the MSC Teacher Training.
Most of us feel compassion when a close friend is struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention whenever you needed it most? All that’s required is a shift in the direction of our attention—recognizing that as a human being, you, too, are a worthy recipient of compassion.
Caring for Self While Caring for Others: Sustaining Compassion and Preventing Burnout with Self-Compassion Core Skills
Providing care to those who are suffering or struggling is what we do,
Exercise, yoga and eating well are some of the ways we may try to care for ourselves,
when we can. But this can often feel like added pressure
– and is impossible while on the job.
There is another way that increasing research is showing
can help us prevent burnout, manage vicarious trauma and build resiliency
– even in the midst of overwhelming situations.