In this FREE 90-minute hands-on program, you’ll learn the basics of what mindfulness is and how it can help develop compassionate awareness of others and self.
This participatory, practical introductory class includes:
- Definitions and benefits of mindfulness and self-compassion
- Body and breath awareness practices that cultivate kindness and acceptance
- Group dialogue and small group discussion
- Suggestions on resources for ongoing practice and how to apply self-compassion at work and home
Get a feel for what our classes and workshops are like, particularly our 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) class, with this free introduction.
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. We’re then able to 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.