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“Mindful Compassion for well-being”
Mindful Compassion for well-being is a 4-week programme introducing mindful self-compassion with an option to continue to complete the official MSC 8-week programme starting April 2017
This adapted course is based on the Compassion-focused therapeutic approaches taken from the mindful self-compassion courses of Kristin Neff and Chris Germer. The course will focus specifically on mindfulness based approaches to emotional well-being and is not intended to replace psychological therapy. It will also involve some group discussion and deep relaxation techniques.
cost £150 for the full 4 weeks. Places are limited and secured by a £50 non-refundable but transferable deposit payable via bacs online ( contact me for details) or by cheque made payable to ‘Annette Boden’ and sent to ‘ 18a Green lane,Chinley, Derbyshire, SK23 6AA’.
Venue: South Cheshire / Adlington / Wilmslow /Alderley Edge TBC
Dates TBC : 2.5 hours per week – 4 weekly evenings/ afternoons/ Saturday mornings Starting April 2017
Please register your interest and preferred time of week by email or call me on 07753 95731
Today I am practicing mindful self compassion for my body and ‘soften soothe and allow’ meditation for pain.Read more...
Self-compassion:An antidote for procrastination and the daily struggle for self-acceptance
I wrote this piece for a blog post a little while ago. I wrote it from the heart and for Kristy’s ‘ Heartworks blog’.
Check out her website- a beautiful soul and lots of wonderful resources
Many people find driving a stressful and anxiety provoking experience, and driving can be tiring. Quite often people come to me for anxiety which manifests itself most prominently when they are driving, so I thought it might be helpful to give you some ideas about the benefits of driving mindfully and compassionately.Read more...
In an increasingly busy world with with all the demands that everyday living puts on us, it is no surprise that stress and anxiety levels continue to rise. So it is helpful to know that by taking simple steps to take care of ourselves we can alleviate some of the suffering from the pressures of life in the 21st century.Read more...
I find the most useful and helpful pep talks are those that are motivational, inspirational, and self- compassionate.
Life is stressful and full of suffering, yet it is also full of potential for positive change in each and every moment. So, rather than listening to our ‘inner critic’ – which, although it is trying to serve and protect you, it can be cruel and clumsy and often adds to our suffering -think about what the ‘inner critic is really trying to say- what it really wants for you. Start by changing some of those pressure words such as ‘must’, ‘have to’, ‘should’, when you are looking into the future to plan ahead.Read more...
This year we witnessed the power of positive intention and a huge outpouring of love from the crowd and the determined efforts of the medical team that attended to Bolton Wanders football player Fabrice Muamba who collapsed on the pitch during a match where “The football world was shocked when Muamba collapsed while playing at White Hart Lane on March 17.
He received lengthy attention on the pitch and it later emerged that his heart had stopped for 78 minutes.
Remarkably he made a stunning recovery and left hospital a month later.
But he admitted: “While the news is devastating, I have much to be thankful for.
“I thank God that I am alive and I pay tribute once again to the members of the medical team who never gave up on me.”Read more...
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