What if you understood, right down to your unwavering core, that being human means being audaciously flawed?
And what if …
… you had a wise, compassionate friend who 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?
… kindness was constantly upon you?
… 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, life-lived-fully 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. This is what I want it to do for you.
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 mindfulness and self-compassion into their own lives and into their own practices, and then went on to touch the lives of those around them.
Then I moved on a bit further, integrating mindfulness and self-compassion into my work with shame resilience, feminine archetypes, Internal Family Systems theory, trauma-informed mindfulness, and Buddhist philosophy. My own journey of discovery became a community journey, where I learned as I taught and I taught as I learned.
This site is a culmination of my own life experiences and those of some significant friends who have supported me along the way.
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. This site is our care package to you.
To free us from old patterns of suffering.
To support each other in collecting tools for self-understanding and emotional resilience through connection with a community of self-compassion practitioners.
HeartWorks Aims and Objectives:
- To connect community members with their internal system and their emergent self-wisdom;
- To explore, develop, research and share practices of self-compassion;
- To align people with their soul’s purpose through developing authentic personal practice.
- Somatic Self-Compassion
- Trauma-Informed Contemplative Teaching
- Mindful Self-Compassion
- Internal Family Systems
- Brene Brown’s shame resilience theory
- Feminine archetypes
- Buddhist philosophy
- Radical Emergent Self-Wisdom
- Strengths Perspective
- Somatic Self-Compassion training
- Embodied Trauma-Informed Contemplative Teaching training
- Archetype training
- Mindful Self-Compassion training
- Insight Timer and Aura meditation apps
- Thriving Woman Toolkit training
- Finding Your Self-Compassion Practice Path training
- Social Media