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8-Week Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) Course – Birmingham

£100.00£200.00

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported, 8-week training course designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional well-being, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits and satisfying personal relationships. And it’s easier than you think.

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

Sessions at a glance:

  • Discovering Mindful Self-Compassion
  • Practicing Mindfulness
  • Practicing Loving-Kindness
  • Discovering Your Compassionate Voice
  • Living Deeply
  • Meeting Difficult Emotions
  • Exploring Challenging Relationships
  • Embracing Your Life

The course is suitable for beginners or experienced mindfulness practitioners who are looking to deepen their practice. Course includes handbook, audio mp3s and certificate upon successful completion.

What to expect?

Participants will be guided in meditation practices, exercises, group discussion and short conceptual talks during sessions. Home practice aims to meet the intention of training so participants directly experience self-compassion and learn to evoke kindly response of self-compassion in daily life.

MSC is a compassion training programme rather than mindfulness training like Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) or Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), although mindfulness skills are taught as a foundation for self-compassion.

MSC is also different from traditional therapy as the emphasis is on building emotional resilience and inner resources rather than addressing old wounds. MSC is not therapy, but it can be therapeutic and healing may occur as we develop the capacity to be with our difficulties, and with ourselves, in a loving, compassionate way.

Prerequisite
No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend MSC.

This course is delivered by certified MSC teacher Brenda J. Bentley, trained by:

Kristin Neff, Ph.D.
Associate professor in human development at the University of Texas at Austin,
Author of “Self-Compassion”,
Creator of the Self-Compassion Scale used by clinicians and researchers worldwide

Christopher Germer, Ph.D.
Clinical instructor in psychology at Harvard Medical School,
Founding member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy,
Author of “The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion”,
Co-Editor of ” Mindfulness and Psychotherapy” and “Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy”

Steven Hickman, Ph.D.
Director of Professional Training for the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion,
Founder and Executive Director, UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness,
Associate Clinical Professor in the UCSD Departments of Psychiatry and Family and Preventive Medicine
Having taught over 50 Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses

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Product Description

8-Week Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) Course – Birmingham
Thursdays from 17:30 to 19:30
Oct 5, 12, 19; Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
(no session during half-term)
Cost: Standard £200 | Concession £100

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