forthe 8 full Week Mindful Self-Compassion Course.
Steps to register at the bottom of this page
February 2, 9, 16 (no class 23), March 1, 8, (no class 15) 22, 29, April 5th plus a day retreat on Saturday Feb 15th, 9am-1pm
at Be Well Austin 1906 W Koenig Ln, Austin, TX 78756.
About this course:
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) 8 week course is a research-based training program designed to help participants cultivate the life-changing skill of self-compassion.
Based on the groundbreaking research of Dr. Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Dr. Chris Germer, MSC offers skills and practices to help you respond to life’s difficulties with greater awareness, care, and understanding.
What is self-compassion:
Kristin Neff defines self-compassion by three core elements: self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness.
Self-kindness is giving ourselves what we need and tapping into the natural warmth and wisdom of our own hearts.
Common humanity is the recognition that suffering is a natural experience of being human and that our challenging moments connect us to the larger whole.
Mindfulness is noticing what we are feeling and what is happening here and now so we can respond with greater clarity, acceptance, and ease.
With all three components, we can embody a self-compassionate way of being.
Self Compassion vs. Self Esteem, click image below to watch a clip.
Why sign up:
Self-compassion is a profound and life-changing way to respond to hardships that not only reduces discomfort but also enriches life satisfaction and wellbeing.
In fact, an expansive body of research provides strong evidence that self-compassion consistently:
depression and stress
increases happiness, optimism, motivation and resilience
Even more, self-compassion is related to enhanced interpersonal relationships, positive body image, and increased health behaviors. In hundreds of studies, researchers find self-compassion to be a source of mental and emotional strength that gives people the skills to meet life with greater courage, wisdom, and wholehearted integrity.
Self-compassion is a way of being that benefits not only you, but also all of those with whom you interact.
What to expect from the program:
Program activities include:
discussion of topics
guided meditations (no previous meditation experience necessary)
small group interaction
The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook
A 6 minute meditation for cultivating self kindness and compassion when you need it most. Click image below to go to Youtube video.
For more general information about MSC and the work on self-compassion:
Krista Gregory MDiv, BCC is the Founder of the Center for Resiliency at Dell Children’s Medical Center and an MSC.
Katherine Winge C-IAYT is a yoga therapist, Aqua Kriya Yoga Teacher Trainer and Specialist, meditation teacher and an MSC trained teacher.
Why take this course with Katherine and Krista:
Katherine and Krista have both graduated from the Mindful Self-Compassion teacher training, created by Neff/Germer, through Center For Self-Mindful Self-Compassion, fulfilling the multiple requirements (retreats and teacher sessions), certified through the University of San Diego and are seasoned MSC teachers/practitioners.