Self-acceptance and self-compassion are essential qualities of happiness and success, and they form a core component of resilience. This eight-week class on self-compassion will introduce you to our current understanding of self-compassion, why compassion is an essential part of our nature, and tools and practices that can be used to help you remember and return to the basic nature of who you are. This program has been developed by Kristen Neff and Christopher Germer, two of the world’s most respected experts on self-compassion. It is designed to teach tools people can use to work with emotions that arise in life or are triggered by meditation practice. This class is not therapy, but will include working with body states and emotions, both in class and between classes. This introduction to self-compassion is offered as a beginning of an ongoing process that you can then take forward and use as a tool box to help you face your own life challenges.
8 Tuesdays, Sept 13 – Nov 1, 6:30 – 9:00pm including a 4-hour retreat on Sat, Oct 8, 8:30-12:30; $300; Register with a friend and each of you pay only $270; Enrollment Limit: 15. Application process required to register. Please call or email for more information.