Do you criticise and punish yourself constantly when things go wrong in life?
Do you feel that you are the only one who makes mistakes?
In the face of ‘personal failing’ do you feel isolated and alone?
Do over feel overwhelmed, at times, with emotions such as guilt, blame, shame?
How would you respond to a good friend who was experiencing these types of difficulties?
How would it feel to be your own best friend?
This combination course covers techniques and the fundamental theory and practices of mindfulness, which will enable attendees to develop skills of self-awareness and recognising the typical patterns of operating in daily life, thought processes and emotional responses.
The second half of the course offers well-researched approaches dedicated to responding skilfully and compassionately when faced with difficult personal, emotional experiences including feelings of inadequacy, despair, frustration, guilt, shame or confusion, which can arise when we make ‘mistakes’, perceive that were are ‘failing or are flawed’ and really go all out give ourselves a hard time.
This course can help us to be released from automatic responses such as the sense of isolation, judgement and self-criticism that are commonly associated with perceived difficulties and personal failures in life, by offering a range of theory and practices around guilt free self-care leading to growth of kindness and compassion for ourselves and others. Who doesn’t need some of that……?
When we identify the detail of our own personal suffering and the approaches to be released from that, we can develop an understanding that suffering and difficulties are experienced, similarly, by others. All of us are perfectly imperfect, equally capable of making mistakes and similarly vulnerable as such. This recognition is the fundamental basis in which challenging relationships can be transformed.
We deliberately aim to keep this group small – only 7 peaceful places are offered per course.
This course will enable participants to:
See clearly how they typically respond to themselves and life’s challenges;
Learn techniques designed to recognise self-criticism and self-judgement and respond in a more considered and compassionate way;
Manage difficult emotions (i.e. fear, anger, shame, doubt) in balanced awareness and with greater ease;
Become motivated through encouragement and understanding;
Extend compassion, kindness and understanding towards themselves;
Transform challenging relationships with others;
Grow feelings of contentment and satisfaction.
Personal investment options: (cost): £180.00
Deposit (£80.00, non-refundable) taken upon booking and balance paid 1 week before the course starts
What the course includes:
8 x 2 hour teaching and experiential learning sessions on mindful self-compassion;
Access to a members-only web site where you can download guided practices and supplementary material;
Weekly training manuals (weeks 1-4) and associated home practice schedule;
Printed guided practice notes and practical exercises (weeks 5-8) and guided audios (where relevant).
For a supplement (£12) – access to our mindfulness day retreat (10-4pm) – lovely lunch provided.
The following courses are planned and are open for booking now: