Do you treat yourself as well as you treat your friends and family? In times of perceived failures or in the face of difficult emotions, do you turn to yourself with kindness and support, or are you more likely to berate yourself and ruminate on your shortcomings?
Reflecting on how we relate to ourselves, in times of happiness and success as well as when things are not turning out how we had hoped, is the basis for growing psychological research on the concept of Self-Compassion.
We might find it easy and natural to offer support and understanding to those around us, however, when it comes to offering those same things to ourselves, it’s not so simple. Embracing a more self-compassionate stance allows us to recognize that as a human being, you too are worthy of receiving compassion.
“Self-compassion is the art of caring for ourselves with the same kindness and understanding as we care for others. “ - Kristen Neff, PhD.
Growing research demonstrates that self-compassion practices can greatly enhance emotional well-being; reduce anxiety, depression and stress; promote healthy lifestyle habits; increase our resilience and gratitude; and enhance our capacity to be forgiving and to respond to both ourselves and others with care and kindness.
This Self-Compassion workshop is an opportunity to explore how we typically respond to ourselves, and to learn practical tools to stop being so hard on yourself, to respond to difficult emotions with greater ease and warmth, and to motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism.
This workshop presents some key practices from the evidence-based Mindful Self-Compassion program, developed by Chris Germer, PhD, and Kristin Neff, PhD. The 1.5-hr workshop will involve short talks, experiential exercises, group reflective discussions, meditation, and mindful movement.
Location: Body and Brain Centre, 356-362 Ascot Vale Road, Moonee Ponds
Date: Saturday 21st April.
Time: 3:45pm arrival for a 4:00pm start. The workshop will conclude by 5:30pm.
If you would like, you are welcome to hang around for a cuppa and some yummy and nourishing treats after the workshop. We’ll be there until around 6:00pm. Feel free to bring along a rug/pillow should you like ☺
Places are limited, so please book online via the Body and Brain Centre website: www.bodybraincentre.com
No experience is necessary – all are welcome!
About your Instructor:
Stephanie facilitates yoga and mindfulness classes, courses and workshops, as well as working in community mental health, neuropsychological research and running trauma-informed support groups for various clinical groups. Steph combines her knowledge of the wisdom of eastern yogic philosophies, research-based therapeutic paradigms of modern psychology, with mindful movement based modalities of healing, to create a safe, inclusive and nurturing space.