… a wise compassionate friend asked, “What do you need right now to make your life more easeful?”
… you had a toolbox full of creative responses to any situation life pushes toward you?
… you understood, right down to your unwavering core, that being human means being audaciously flawed?
… you watched yourself from a comfortable vantage point, responding courageously from this place?
… you discovered that the coach, the mama bear, the fierce compassionate being you have longed for all your life, is closer than you ever imagined?
And what if you knew that there are a bunch of dedicated, intelligent, lifelivedfully people, whose whole existence has lead up to this moment of making all of this a reality?
This is why we’re here!
I’m Kristy. Welcome.
I come with a not uncommon history of being without the resources needed to successfully navigate my chaotic internal landscape. In my search for something real, I discovered the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program and immersed myself in the practice of turning toward my pain with courage and concern, and giving myself what I needed. This practice transformed my life.
I found myself in a team of folks dedicated to teaching MSC at the Center for Mindful Self-
Compassion. I went out into our communities and taught with fellow teachers; I met people at those courses, courageous people, who welcomed MSC into their own lives and into their own practices, and then went on to touch the lives of those around them.
This site is a culmination of my own life experiences and those of some significant friends who have developed skills training for mindfulness and self-compassion. We are a community of meditators, caregivers, writers, teachers, academics, parents, therapists and spouses, committed to making a difference in our lives and in the lives of those around us. And this site is our care package to you.
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- Tuning in to Body Wisdom (and why we don’t) - June 21, 2018
- Mindfulness is the Mother of Equanimity; Self-Compassion is the Midwife. - June 6, 2018
- Navigating the Window of Tolerance: Titration During Internal Adventures - May 28, 2018