WINTER 2022 MINDFUL SELF-COMPASSION
8 Week Class
begins February 21, 2022
“Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.”
If you answered YES, then then this ONLINE Mindful Self-Compassion course might be for you!
Self-compassion can be described as treating yourself with the same kindness that you’d treat a close friend or loved one. The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) course is an empirically-supported, 8-week training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking 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.
Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits, and satisfying personal relationships. And it’s easier than you think.
Mondays 7-9pm ET
February 21st-April 11th, 2022
There will also be an Optional half-day online retreat (4 hours long) on Saturday, March 26th
(Recordings will be made available for you to create your own mini self-compassion retreat...)
This online Mindful Self-Compassion course will be taught on Zoom
Sustaining Rate: $400 USD
Benefactor Rate*: $450 USD
Scholarships Available on a case by case basis...
* It is our hope to make the MSC course available to all those who are interested.
The Benefactor rate helps to support scholarships for students, veterans, people of color, and others in need.
**Please reach out to apply for a scholarship.
Program 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.
Prior to registering, participants should plan to attend all eight sessions, as well as the half-day retreat, and practice mindfulness and self-compassion at least 30 minutes per day throughout the program.
MSC is primarily a compassion training program rather than mindfulness training, although mindfulness is the foundation of self-compassion. MSC is also not psychotherapy insofar as the emphasis of MSC is on building emotional resources rather than addressing old wounds. Beneficial change occurs naturally as we develop the capacity to be with ourselves in a kinder, more compassionate way.
Compassion is a positive, energizing emotion. However, it is said that “love reveals everything unlike itself.” While learning self-compassion, some difficult emotions may arise. MSC teachers are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for this process to unfold, and to making the journey enjoyable for everyone.
Julie Madlin is a Somatic based Psychotherapist in Private Practice based online and in the Hudson Valley NY. When she found self-compassion practices through her studies in Mindfulness/Meditation and Buddhism she was so excited to find new ways to support herself and those she works with. She especially loves how the practices complement her work towards helping others connect to and learn how to accept and ultimately have compassion for all parts of themselves.
For more information about Julie and her work as a Psychotherapist & Meditation Teacher, please visit http://juliehopemadlin.com.