Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. MSC cultivates inner strength, self-acceptance, and a wider perspective of common humanity, to promote personal growth and stronger relationships with others. Join us for an hour-long introduction to these practices. We’ll provide an overview of MSC, and guide a couple of MSC practices. No previous mindfulness experience is necessary.
Gratitude supports resistance and resilience by reminding us that we are enough and that where we are at, right now, is enough. Gratitude for what we have also acknowledges where we’ve come from and the work we’ve put into our paths. Gratitude can guide us back to thinking about the people that support and uplift us. Please join this drop-in session for gratitude practice, and a discussion about affirmations, gratitude, and values.
How can we maintain our calm and continue to be caring during these times of worldwide turmoil and distress? Caring for others requires caring for oneself. Research demonstrates the many benefits of compassion practices in reducing depression, anxiety, and empathetic distress. This workshop will include didactic practices as well as two compassionate practices: Giving and Receiving Compassion and Compassion with Equanimity.
Mindfulness allows us to cultivate a sense of safety within our bodies and minds. For some who have experienced bodily trauma, dissociation, dysphoria, and other experiences where our bodies have felt unsafe, mindfulness can be difficult to integrate into our lives. Join us for a discussion of barriers to mindfulness and adaptations to mindfulness practices that support those of us who have not felt safe in our bodies.
Compassion is a good place to develop roots to support your mindfulness practice and to support taking action in your life that is aligned with your values. We will have time to explore the many aspects of compassion, and how to develop more compassionate roots. and then have time for guided meditation practice. This drop-in session is designed to be useful for those new to mindfulness meditation, as well as those who have been meditating for a while and wish to develop a deeper grounding for your practice.
We must all work to cultivate the connection between our minds and our bodies. When we tend to these gardens, we can find a path back to balance. When we find balance, we can better support ourselves, and in turn those closest to us. This session will include a stress check, a discussion about our core values, and setting intentions.