Class Series, Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

Mindful Self-Compassion IMCW Center for Mindful Living Jennifer Stanley Jeff Rosenberg

Jennifer Stanley and Jeff Rosenberg

1/21/2020 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM  at  IMCW Center for Mindful Living (4708 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Upper floor, Tenleytown, Washington DC, 20016) (Map It)
Classes

January 21: 7-10 p.m.

Jan. 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, March 3, 10:  7-9:30 p.m.

Half-Day Retreat

February 15: 1-5:30 p.m.

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported program designed by Kristin Neff, Ph.D. and Christopher Germer, Ph.D. It builds our capacity to be present in the face of our suffering much like we would for a beloved friend. It cultivates a courageous attitude that stands up to harm, including the harm that we inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-denial, or self-absorption.

Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to really see ourselves, acknowledge unmet needs, motivate ourselves with kindness and to be fully human. Self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those who didn’t receive enough affection in childhood or feel uncomfortable when they are good to themselves. Meditation experience is not required.  

Program activities include:  meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. The goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for exploring how we typically respond when difficult emotions arise and to provide tools for becoming a warm and supportive companion to ourselves. The emphasis of the program is on enhancing emotional resources and personal capacities. The retreat portion of the series is a powerful opportunity for participants to practice and deepen their experience of mindful self-compassion.

Upon completion, participants should be able to: respond to feelings of failure or inadequacy with self-kindness; begin to transform difficult relationships, old and new, through self-validation; motivate themselves with encouragement rather than self-criticism; relate to difficult emotions with greater moment-to-moment acceptance; and teach simple self-compassion practices to patients, students, or clients.

For further information, visit www.self-compassion.org (Kristin Neff) where you can listen to talks, review MSC research, and “Test how self-compassionate you are.”

Other sites include www.centerforMSC.org and www.mindfulselfcompassion.org (Chris Germer).

This venue is not accessible to those with mobility impairments. It is on the second floor (no elevator).

Find more ongoing classes.

7:00-10:00 PM
 
01/21 Discovering Mindful Self-Compassion
 
7:00-9:30 PM
 
01/28 Practicing Mindfulness
02/04 Practicing Loving-Kindness 
02/11 Discovering Your Compassionate Voice 
 
02/15 Saturday Retreat 1-5:30 PM
 
02/18 Living Deeply
02/25  Meeting Difficult Emotions
03/03 Exploring Challenges Within Relationships
03/10  Embracing Your Life

Mindful Self-Compassion tuition is offered on a sliding scale--this allows participants to pay according to individual means. Paying at the lowest level covers only a portion of the costs while paying at the highest supports our ability to offer a sliding scale. Should you need further assistance limited partial scholarships are available (see below).

Parking

There is plenty of parking in the neighborhood.

Metro/Bus

This venue is 3 blocks north of the Tenleytown Metro on the Red Line.

Fees:

Sponsor:$650.00
Mid-level:$525.00
Base:$400.00

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