8-Week MINDFUL SELF-COMPASSION Course
Thursday evenings starting on 27 April 2023 6.00-9.00pm
plus half day retreat on Saturday 27 May 2023
with Sebastiana Black and Kate Manley
Location: Diamond House, Vulcan Road North, Norwich, NR66AQ
“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.”
FREE taster sessions online: Thursday 16 March 2023 at 7pm and Saturday 25 March 2023 at 11am
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported, 8-week course designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. It is a powerful antidote to self-criticism and a source of resilience leading to greater wellbeing.
What is Self-Compassion?
The three key components of self-compassion are self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and balanced, mindful awareness. Together they comprise a state of warm-hearted, connected presence. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and support, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves.
What are the benefits?
Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying personal relationships. And it’s easier than you think.
Programme activities include meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. The goal is for participants to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life. You will need to commit to set time aside to practice Mindful Self-Compassion each week. Recordings of practices will be shared as well as other resources.
There will be a tea break and refreshments will be provided.
Cost: Fees are on a sliding scale as follows: £290-£325-£360. Choose what you can afford.
Self-compassion can be learned by anyone. Everyone is welcome, including people of all backgrounds and identities. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required.
To register for the free taster session and the full course and for more information, please contact Sebastiana at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07770362216
Sebastiana Black is an integrative counsellor, registered with BACP. She has been facilitating expressive arts groups for over a decade and Mindful Self-Compassion courses since 2020. She enjoys running mindfulness in nature retreats and regenerating a 12-acre meadow that she stewards with her partner and Ecotherapy East community. Read more here: www.sebastianablack.co.uk/mindful-self-compassion.
Kate Manley is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist with 23 years experience supporting people to improve their mental health and wellbeing. She is trained in Internal Family Systems Therapy and completed her Mindful Self-Compassion teacher training in 2022. She lives in Acle with her cat Fifi, enjoys gardening and dancing and going on her small boat on Broads.