Teacher: Kristy Arbon
August 14, 2016 9am-1pm
Mindful Self-Compassion training teaches us how to develop the warm-hearted, connected presence we need during moments of difficulty. Self-compassion provides the emotional strength and resilience needed to offer ourselves the same kindness and understanding we would offer a good friend. With self-compassion we can motivate ourselves with encouragement, forgive ourselves when needed, face and befriend our shortcomings, care for others while caring for self, and live more authentically. Research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships.
And, self-compassion is a skill that can be learned and cultivated by anyone through Mindful Self-Compassion Training.
This retreat introduces many of the meditations and practices from the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion program. It is recommended for those people who have already had some introduction to meditation practice (ie not suitable for complete beginners). To dip your toe in, try some of the meditations on this page of the HeartWorks website.
There will be an opportunity to donate to our very welcoming and gracious venue, the Cancer Support Community of Greater St Louis.