8 Week Mindful Self-Compassion Course, Autumn 2023 (dates to be confirmed)
What is Self-Compassion?
Self-compassion involves treating yourself like you would a good friend who is having a hard time, whatever the circumstances. Our western culture places great emphasis on being kind to our family, friends and neighbours who may be struggling. But typically we don’t treat ourselves as well as we do those who are close to us.
Mindful self-compassion is a practice in which we learn to be a good friend to ourselves when we need it most – to become an “inner ally” rather than an “inner enemy”.
Although a simple way to think about mindful self-compassion is treating yourself as you would treat a good friend, the more complete definition involves three core elements that we can learn to bring to bear when we are in pain: Self-kindness, Common Humanity and Mindfulness.
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Sunday Mindfulness Circles Online.- May and June 2023.
- Sundays: 14th & 28th May
- Sunday: 11th June (No class on 25th June)
- Sunday: 9th & 23rd July
- Time: 10.30 – 11.30 am
- 5 Sessions : €60
- 2 Sessions/ 1 month:€25
- Single 1 hour Session: €15
To book your place and for payment details contact Eilis at 086/8622012 or at email@example.com.
During these sessions we practise mindfulness and self-compassion together as a community . These online sessions provide an opportunity for you to experience stillness, awaken the senses, and come home to the body through heart-centred mindfulness and compassion practices.
Whether you’ve been practising for some time or are new to mindfulness, you’re welcome.
The practices of mindfulness and self-compassion help us to tune into and familiarise ourselves with our reality, discerning what’s important in our changing lives, while also responding to life’s challenges more skilfully, instead of reacting to what we don’t wish to experience.
Self-Compassion – sometimes described as ‘a lubricant for the heart’ allows us to meet our experience with greater acceptance and care as we deepen into more conscious and tender relationship towards ourselves and others.
I look forward to you joining me for some or all of these upcoming sessions:.
Meet the facilitator – Eilis Cullen
- Qualified Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher (CMSC, University of San Diego)
- Certified MBSR Teacher, (CFM, University of Massachusetts Medical School)
- Post Graduate Certificate Mindfulness-Based Approaches (Bangor University, Wales)
- Mindfulness Supervisor (Bangor University, Wales)
- Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapist, MIAHIP, MECP.
- Gestalt Psychotherapist. (Dublin Gestalt Centre)
- Board Member Mindful Nation Ireland
“In the end, just three things matter:
How well we have lived
How well we have loved
How well we have learned to let go”
― G. Buddha
Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life. – Buddha