Annette Boden MSc

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‘Mindful Compassion for well-being’ – a 4-week programme

Published 7 February 2017

“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


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Gratitude – an antidote to striving, resistance, and suffering

Published 10 June 2016

Today I am practicing mindful self compassion for my body and ‘soften soothe and allow’ meditation for pain.

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Self compassion and procrastination

Published 15 September 2015

Self-compassion:An antidote for procrastination and the daily struggle for self-acceptance

https://heartworks.training/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


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The importance and benefits of mindful-compassionate driving.

Published 6 March 2014

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.

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The importance of self-compassion

Published 8 November 2013

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.

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Pep talks

Published 11 December 2012

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.

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