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Mindful Self-Compassion (Seattle) - Monday Evenings

  • 22 Jan 2018
  • 12 Mar 2018
  • 9 sessions
  • 22 Jan 2018, 6:00 PM 8:45 PM (PST)
  • 29 Jan 2018, 6:00 PM 8:45 PM (PST)
  • 5 Feb 2018, 6:00 PM 8:45 PM (PST)
  • 12 Feb 2018, 6:00 PM 8:45 PM (PST)
  • 19 Feb 2018, 6:00 PM 8:45 PM (PST)
  • 26 Feb 2018, 6:00 PM 8:45 PM (PST)
  • 3 Mar 2018, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (PST)
  • 5 Mar 2018, 6:00 PM 8:45 PM (PST)
  • 12 Mar 2018, 6:00 PM 8:45 PM (PDT)
  • Nalanda West, 3902 Woodland Park Ave N, Seattle, WA
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Mindful Self-Compassion training offered in the Fremont / Wallingford area

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) was developed by Christopher K. Germer, PhD, leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy (www.mindfulselfcompassion.org) and Kristin Neff, PhD, pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion (www.self-compassion.org).

MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for emotional resilience. Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing - being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity.

Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we're hurting. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

MSC can be learned by anyone. It's the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves - especially when we're suffering - and cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and be free from suffering.

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 MSC you will 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 relations, 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 MSC 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.

8 classroom sessions: Monday evenings 6pm - 8:45pm, January 22nd - March 12th

Extended session: Saturday March 3rd 9am - 4pm

Instructor: Richard Johnson, PhD, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor

Classroom sessions:

Nalanda West
3902 Woodland Park Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
(map and directions)

Retreat day (Saturday March 3rd):

Good Shepherd Center (iLeap Group Room, 4th floor)
4649 Sunnyside Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
(directions, map, and transit information available here)

$340 - $520 sliding scale (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system). 

The fee includes all 9 meetings and instructional materials (course manual and home practice CDs).

Payment plans are available during registration (4 equal monthly payments; no financing fee).

Financial Assistance: Scholarship assistance may be available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding fee scale. Please APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP.

   REGISTER ONLINE or register by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.

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