Empowering Yourself with Self-Compassion
8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion Course for Women Online
14th May - 2nd July 2021
Every Friday, 6.30pm - 9pm (BST)
*PLUS a half day retreat session Sat 12th June (4-7pm)
Lucy Chan (MSC teacher) & Laila Narsi (Certified MSC teacher)
Online via Zoom
EARLY BIRD price (register by 31st March): sold out
Regular price: £305 (sold out)
We are now fully booked; please join our waitlist at the bottom of this page. If you are local to Gloucester (UK) feel welcome to check out our next in-person MSC course starting in Sept 2021!
There has never been a more important time to learn practices and techniques to help cultivate stability, calm, grounding, connection, and uplift. As women, now is also the time we are being called to harness the energy of fierce compassion to speak up for ourselves, and others. This course will allow you to develop the resources needed to help you to show up for yourself and support yourself in meeting the range of emotions you may be feeling at this time, and beyond! All within the supportive community of women.
We are incredibly lucky to be joined by guest teacher, Laila Narsi, who was one of the first international teachers to be trained in Mindful Self-Compassion so brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, as well as her warm-hearted presence.
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion.
Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves.
Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional well-being, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying personal relationships. And it’s easier than you think!
AFTER THIS COURSE, YOU'LL BE ABLE TO:
Practice self-compassion in daily life
Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
Recognise that expressing your needs and setting healthy boundaries is an act of compassion
Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
Transform challenging relationships, old and new
Manage caregiver fatigue
Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation
This 8 week training officially qualifies as one of the pre-requisites for MSC teacher training.
WHAT TO EXPECT
We'll be using the platform zoom. Laila and Lucy are both experienced online teachers and have found that this form offers a beautiful chance for people to connect deeply with the practices and group, but with all the comforts of home. Online we offer the same practices, exercises, and small group work just as you would find on our in-person courses.
As Laila is based in Texas, and Lucy in England, this course promises to have a diverse and global group - a rich part of the practice can be to understand that common humanity extends beyond seas and boundaries.
Laila is an incredibly experienced Mindful Self-Compassion teacher, and practicing psychotherapist. She has had the pleasure of being directly trained by distinguished world renowned teachers including Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, Kristin Neff, Chris Germer, and His Holiness The Dalai Lama. In addition to being a practicing psychotherapist, she teaches classes on mindfulness, conducts workshops, participates in public service videos on mental health, and volunteers in the community.
Lucy teaches mindfulness, self-compassion and Buddhism internationally. She was trained directly by the internationally renowned pioneers of self-compassion Kristin Neff and Chris Germer, and she co-created the Self-Compassion programme for the nationally acclaimed mindfulness charity The Sharpham Trust. She also works as a doctor in the NHS; self-compassion practices helped her meet the challenges of a stressful job and her passion is to help others incorporate these practices into their lives.
In March 2021, she delivered a TEDx talk on Fierce Compassion that you can watch on the official TED website here.