Teacher: Kristy Arbon
Self-compassion is the emotional attitude of bringing kindness to ourselves when things go wrong in our lives. Most of us easily treat our friends and loved ones with warmth, tenderness and patience when they struggle, fall short or fail, but we have a much harder time bringing those same qualities of compassion to ourselves in the same situations.
Self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those of us who didn’t receive enough affection in childhood or who find it embarrassing to be kind to ourselves. It’s a courageous mental attitude that stands up to harm, including the discomfort that we unwittingly inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-isolation, and rumination when things go wrong. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, forgive ourselves, and respond to ourselves and others with care and respect.
After participating in this workshop, you will be able to:
Understand the physiology of self-compassion
Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
Take care of yourself while also taking care of others
Teach simple self-compassion exercises to clients
Program activities include talks, meditation, experiential exercises, reading and group discussion. Participants will directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend the program.
This workshop will be offered via the Zoom video conferencing platform in four 2-hour sessions:
August 30, September 13, 20 and 27, 2018
6-8pm US Central Time (see the converted time below, based on your computer’s time at present).
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Workshop gatherings will be recorded, so it is possible to do this workshop asynchronously (by watching the videos of the gatherings at your convenience) if the time does not work for you.
If you wish to attend the Chicago 2-Day Self-Compassion Workshop for Caregivers: Deepening Skills, you will need to have attended the Chicago 2-day MSC Workshop for Caregivers offered in June, or this online workshop.