Mindful Self-Compassion UK

Self-Compassion for Shame: Coming home to yourself – 8 week online course with Dr Caroline Hoffman

Self-Compassion for Shame: Returning Home to Yourself (SC-Shame) is an 8-week online course designed for people with a level of mindful self-compassion training who would like to deepen their practice. Shame is the most difficult human emotion and it is everywhere. Shame strikes at the core of our being but has nothing to do with who we really are. What makes shame so challenging is that most of us would rather do anything than feel shame. Our first instinct is to “go small, go silent, or go away.” Sometimes we go on the attack, criticizing ourselves or others. We may also try to numb ourselves by escaping into unhealthy behaviors. When shame is present in our lives, there’s often no one home to work with it. Self-compassion is an antidote to shame. It’s the opposite of shame—self-kindness instead of self-criticism, common humanity instead of isolation, and mindfulness instead of rumination. The process of alleviating shame begins by recognizing that shame is an innocent emotion—it arises from the universal wish to be loved. If we didn’t wish to be loved, we wouldn’t feel shame. The next step is to give ourselves the compassion we so desperately need—self-compassion. Please join Caroline for this online, experiential course including talks, meditation, research, exercises, and discussion. We will take a fresh, non-pathological look at shame through the eyes of compassion. The benefits of exploring shame can deepen MSC practice and help loosen and release the grip of shame. This new 8-week online programme was created by Dr Christopher Germer and colleauges from the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion and includes talks, meditation, research, exercises and discussion. We will take a fresh, non-pathological look at shame through the eyes of compassion. This coures includes eight 2.5 hour weekly sessions plus a an hour long weekly practice group.
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Jun 05 2024 - Jul 31 2024


5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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