The book club is intended to offer a warm and welcoming environment to anyone who is interested in learning about Mindful Self-Compassion. You can join the book club conversation whether you have experienced the full training, attended an introduction to MSC or if you are completely new to the content.
This programme is open to anyone who wants to change their relationship with their body. No previous experience of meditation, mindfulness or compassion practice is required. This is not a therapy group. We guarantee an experience that will enlighten and inspire you to make friends with your body and bring more kindness to your body.
What’s the kindest thing I can do for myself right now?
Life can be tough. It can throw us unexpected curve balls that knock us clean off our feet. It can serve us long term challenges that drain our optimism, crush our self-belief and test our faith. Sometimes these difficulties show up externally; health problems, redundancy or loss of a loved one. And sometimes they show up internally: a mean inner critic, a troubled mind or chronic pain. Our world responds to the external challenges more easily than internal ones – mostly because help can be more easily offered to that which is seen, rather than unseen.
Mindful Self-Compassion course research studies have been strongly linked to participants wellbeing. Reductions in negative mind states, anxiety, stress, depression, rumination, food disorders and increases in positive mind states, life satisfaction, happiness, connectiveness, self-confidence, resilience, optimism, curiosity and gratitude
There are 32 different points on the head that correspond to different areas of your life. Running your Bars (touching these points) is a potent hands on body process that starts a flow of energy and erases years of fixed points of view, judgements, negative feelings and limiting beliefs that hold you back.
Compassionate are you?
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“No mud. No lotus”
– Thich Nhat Hahn