April 24, 2019 –
Most of us feel compassion when a close friend is struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention whenever you needed it most? All that’s required is a shift in the direction of our attention—recognizing that as a human being, you, too, are a worthy recipient of compassion.
In this program, you’ll learn:
how to stop being so hard on yourself
how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
how to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism
how to transform difficult relationships, both old and new
mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life
the theory and research behind mindful self-compassion
how to become your own best teacher
A randomized, controlled trial demonstrated that the MSC program significantly increased self-compassion, compassion for others, mindfulness, and life satisfaction, as well as decreased depression, anxiety and stress. Improvements were linked to how much a person practiced mindfulness and self-compassion in their daily lives.
Join us for an 8-week program designed by Drs. Kristin Neff and Chris Germer that will teach practices that have the power to radically transform the way you relate to yourself and your life. For more information contact Kristina Kircher (204) 256-4301 ext. 2352.
This session is open to families, staff and the St.Amant Community. It will be held at 440 River Road. Participants are asked to contribute $100 towards the cost of the materials.
Wednesdays, April 17 - June 5, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00pm
Saturday May 25, 2019 will be a half day retreat (9:00 am – 1:00 pm).
Registration deadline: April 12, 2019
Subsidy / respite is available upon request before April 5, 2019. To request call: Kristina Kircher (204) 256-4301 ext. 2352
Facilitators: Andrew Terhoch and Jennifer Kilimnik
A Moment of Self-Compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.
Christopher K. Germer