Annette Boden MSc

New Mindful Self-Compassion short online 6-week course

Published 10 July 2020 Associated Categories Courses, Events, Featured, Mindful Self-Compassion, MSC online courses

From the creators of the full 9 session MSC course, this new short online course covers all the essentials for these difficult times I am very pleased to announce  the new short course, Mindful self-compassion online  is now open for applications!

When: Starting on Monday 10 August  evenings 7.00pm-8.30pm

Cost: Introductory price £180 payable on completion of application to and acceptance on the MSC 6-week online course prior to course commencement. Includes handouts, support,  and CPD certificate on request. Please note if this is a cost that you cannot manage at the moment due to COVID please let me know and I will reduce the cost to £150 for you.

This course is also open to all gatherers and anyone who has completed the programme previously for £90

This course has been carefully designed by The Centre for mindful self-compassion and the founders of the programme Professor Kristin Neff, and Dr Chris Germer and I have completed the training to offer this.

During these difficult times, now more than ever, as research and neuroscience shows, we need to develop a stronger , more resilient relationship with ourselves as we navigate through the difficult terrain that is COVID.

The programme is designed as a training to promote emotional well-being – it is not a therapy but its benefits are hugely therapeutic when the programme is practiced.

For further information on the programme content have a look at my Mindful self-compassion page here 

Here is a video clip  which has Chris Germer giving a talk last year on the history of the programme and its intentions.

Please get in touch here asap if you would like to apply for the course and please include MSC short online course in the subject field. You can call me too on 07753 957371

Call me on 07753 957371 in the first instance or email me here.

Annette’s MSC course background information for applicants 2020

Mindful self-compassion can be considered an ultimate emotional strengths and resilience training. It is an intelligent and compassionate response to suffering, trauma, and imperfection and is grounded in evidence based neuroscientific research, and evolutionary psychological research from Professor Paul Gilbert OBE  as a proven way to effectively overcome emotional difficulty and develop and healthier relationship with ourselves. The programme has been developed from the self-compassion research of Professor Kristin Neff, and the clinical wisdom and expertise of Dr Chris Germer as they joined forces to founder this unique, and now world -renowned therapeutic training.

The three key components of self-compassion are self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and balanced, mindful awareness. Kindness opens our hearts to suffering, so we can give ourselves what we need. Common humanity opens us to our essential inter-relatedness, so that we know we aren’t alone. Mindfulness opens us to the present moment, so we can accept our experience with greater ease. Together they comprise a state of warm-hearted, connected presence.

Self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those who didn’t receive enough affection in childhood or who feel uncomfortable when they are good to themselves. It’s a courageous attitude that stands up to harm, including the harm that we unwittingly inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-isolation, or self-absorption. 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 wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying personal relationships.

I am delighted to be able to deliver this new 6 -week online offering from the centre for mindful self- compassion: Mindful self-compassion -a short six-week online course.

You will be learning to activate and developing an evolutionary adaptive driver which helps to neutralize the effects of stress, both internal (from our own mind and inner critic) and external (from the daily challenges we face in our lives such financial, and health). You will learn practices that will support your well-being and help you move forward in your life, overcome difficulty, and evolve.

This resilience training enables you to manoeuvre and transform the most difficult emotions when compassion is applied and reinforced.

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