Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported, eight-week, training programme designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the ground-breaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.

After participating in this workshop, you’ll be able to:
• Practice self-compassion in daily life
• Understand the research supported benefits of self-compassion
• Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
• Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
• Transform challenging relationships, old and new
• Manage caregiver fatigue
• Practice the art of savouring and self-appreciation

Programme activities include meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices.

MSC is a workshop rather than a retreat. The goal is for participants to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life. With this in mind, participants are strongly encouraged to practice mindfulness and self-compassion at least 30 minutes per day throughout the programme. People are extremely welcome with or without previous meditation experience.

Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindful Self-Compassion Date: Starts Monday 25th September 2017 - Monday November 20th
9.45am to 12.30pm*
(no class on Monday 30th October 2017).
This also includes a half day retreat day on Sunday 29th October.

*please note session one (25th September) will be from 9.45am to 12.45pm

Cost: €370
Early bird rate of €340 if booked before September 4th

“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life” Christopher Germer

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an eight-week training programme based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Chris Germer. It is designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion.

Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, reduced stress levels and less anxiety and depression. It can support the maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise and has been shown to lead to greater resilience and strength. People are welcome with or without previous meditation experience.

Classes are kept small so places are limited - please book early to avoid disappointment

For enquiries and booking please phone the Novara Centre at 01 2761745