Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Series

Online, Zoom Jennifer Stanley Jeff Rosenberg

Jennifer Stanley and Jeff Rosenberg

1/22/2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (ET/U.S. and Canada, Fridays)  at  Online, Zoom (Virtual) (Map It)

Fridays, January 22 - March 12

Half-day retreat, February 27,  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).

Series Dates and Topics

7-9 p.m.

01/22    Discovering Mindful Self-Compassion     
01/29    Practicing Mindfulness
02/05    Practicing Loving-Kindness 
02/12    Discovering Your Compassionate Voice 
02/19    Living Deeply
02/26    Meeting Difficult Emotions
02/27    Saturday Retreat 1-5:30 p.m.
03/05    Exploring Challenges Within Relationships
03/12    Embracing Your Life

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Note: Because this is an online retreat, participants are encouraged to find space of relative quiet, limiting the amount of interaction with others in the environment as much as possible. Participants may join by internet or via phone. Participants will be given links to join the course the week before the course begins.

Participants will be given the Zoom link in the registration confirmation email.

How do I get on a Zoom class?

Mindfulness Online: What it is Like to Participate in Retreats, Workshops, Courses and Classes via Video Conference, by Stan Eisenstein

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).

Scholarships

Scholarships are available. To apply, please email the retreat manager before registering. You can also direct a donation to the scholarship fund on the registration form. Please apply early as funds are limited.

IMCW Refund Policy

If you cancel more than two weeks before the start of the event, your payment will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee. IMCW cannot offer refunds for cancellations made fewer than 2 weeks before the beginning of the event. It may take 5-7 days for the refund to show in your account. 

Late Registration

Online registration will close at midnight the day before the retreat. To request late registration, please email the retreat manager to check if there are still openings.

IMCW aspires to create a safe, supportive community. We welcome everyone with an interest in meditation, regardless of identity, orientation or background. 

Fees:

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

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