Starting Thursdays, Mar 18 - May 13, 3:00 - 5:00 pm PST 10-week program, 2 hours each week, plus a 1/2 day Retreat, 21 hours total, Online via Zoom video
This Groundbreaking program is adapted from Mindful Self Compassion, developed by Drs. Kristin Neff and Chris Germer, and from Dr Neff's latest work on Fierce Self-Compassion. This 10-week program will teach you how to access both the yin and yang qualities of self compassion to lessen the power of your inner critic, and overcome challenges with a fierce, loving, warrior heart.
Learn to protect, motivate and assert yourself with fierce compassion, not fear.
"Fierce Self-Compassion: Activating the Yin & Yang of Self-Compassion" allows us to turn to the wide spectrum of possibility in Yin and Yang self-compassion, a powerful arsenal of resources including soothing and comforting, caring, protecting, providing and motivating ourselves when things fall apart. This is the beauty of Fierce Self-Compassion, a practice grounded in loving connection and expressed in compassionate action.
In the Fierce Self-Compassion program:
Enrollment $375 - $575 sliding scale, includes 21 hours of participation, retreat, audio of practices and other written practice tools. Ask about payment plan or scholarships
Enjoy these researched benefits of Mindful Self-Compassion:
Program activities include self-compassion meditations exploring yin and yang qualities, experiential exercises, group discussion, journaling and home practices, all in a supportive environment.
This program is a pilot program and not an official CMSC program. It is based on the program, Mindful Self-Compassion, and more can be found here:
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is a program developed by Kristin Neff, the pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion (www.Self-Compassion.org) and the author of Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind; and Christopher Germer, a clinical psychologist who specializes in mindfulness and compassion-based psychotherapy (www.MindfulSelfCompassion.org) and the author of many books including A Mindful Path to Self-Compassion. Fierce Self Compassion is adapted from both MSC and the new work of Kristin Neff on Fierce Self-Compassion.
In this program, you will learn:
Self compassion as a skill that can help you to meet life's difficulties with more wisdom, strength and kindness.
How to offer yourself the compassion and encouragement you would naturally extend to a dear friend or stranger.
A courageous attitude of mind that will give you emotional stability and resilience to be more fully present with uncertainty so that you can recover from life's difficulties and move on with more ease and confidence.
Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, burnout, and can even help you stick to your diet and exercise routine. All that’s required is shift in the direction of your attention—recognizing that as a human being, you, too, are a worthy recipient of compassion.
Program fees on a sliding scale from $375 - $575