What if you already have a superpower?
The combination of mindfulness with self-compassion has the power to transform your life.
Individually mindfulness and self-compassion are effective resources. Each of them helps people to improve their lives. Mindfulness and self-compassion share a very important characteristic: they are inner resources which you already have. Each of us has the capacity for mindfulness and for Self-compassion built right into us as part of being human. It’s not something outside of us. Every one of us has it and can learn to tap into the resource and develop it.
Mindfulness is a resource that allows us to be aware of what’s happening within and around us in real time. Mindfulness is the antidote to our natural human tendency to run on autopilot, especially when we are stressed. This is our inclination to operate from our habits and our past experience. Mindful contact with the present moment is a resource that creates the possibility to free ourselves from the grip of automatic habits that no longer work for us.
Self-Compassion is a resource that helps us relate to ourselves with caring. Self-compassion is the antidote to our human tendency to judge, blame and even harshly criticize ourselves when we’re not as we wish we were or when life is difficult. The human mind naturally works in such a way that the majority of us sometimes generate guilt, self-blame when it isn’t necessarily helpful. For some people this becomes self condemnation or even self hatred. Self-compassion is a resource that enables us to see ourselves as a human being who needs encouragement and support. With self-compassion, we can give ourselves some of that. Self-compassion also helps us to make choices from warm concern for ourselves instead of beating ourselves up.
Alone, they are both powerful resources anyone can develop. Please take just a moment and ask yourself these two questions: What would my life be like if I could slow down when I need to, take a breath, and be a little kinder with myself? What would my life be like if I could do that at challenging moments?
Together, mindfulness and compassion are like two jet engines. They can lift us higher, faster and farther.
Registration to Mindful Self-Compassion Course September – November, 2019 is now open!
There will be 9 course sessions on Sundays.
The free, Early-bird Orientation session will be on Sunday August 11, and a Second Orientation Session will be on Sunday September 1st. The course starts on Sunday September 8.
Ready to make this happen? the next step is to register for the Orientation session