Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is a program developed by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer. Neff is a ground-breaking researcher in the field of self-compassion and Christopher Germer is a clinical psychologist specializing in mindfulness and compassion-based therapy. Both have authored books in the field of MSC.
Research suggests that a consistent practice of Mindful Self-Compassion can help you reduce stress, anxiety, depression and feelings of shame. It can also lead to better health.
In this course, you will learn:
How to tame the inner critic
How to offer yourself compassion in times of difficulties
How to cultivate more courageous states of mind
How to build your capacity for resiliency
How to cultivate more happiness
How to transform difficult relationships
How to be your own best teacher
Who will be guiding me?
UCLA-Trained Mindfulness & Meditation Teacher (IMTA Certified)
Through a long-winding journey Norma has landed upon her true calling; sharing the practices of mindfulness, meditation, & self-compassion. At her core, Norma has always longed to deepen her own experiences through meditation. Through her training in UCLA's Mindfulness Awareness Research Center, she evolved into a meditation teacher and guide.
Norma has also been trained in the Mindful School's curriculum. Her greatest intention is to cultivate a safe and authentic environment for others to become closer to who they really are through the practices of self-compassion & meditation. She believes we all have the wisdom inside ourselves to heal and become more at ease in our busy lives.
Throughout her demanding career as a tv producer/writer in news and entertainment, she discovered great freedom through meditation. She is honored to be sharing her love for it through this Mindful Self-Compassion course.
Cori is a mindfulness-based marriage and family therapist, meditation, mindful eating and mindful self-compassion teacher. She specialized in working with clients who struggle with food and their bodies, emotional eating, binge eating, love addiction, anxiety depression and co-dependence.
Having experienced her own journey of healing her relationship with food and her body, Cori believes the foundation of that relationship is self-care, self-love, and self-compassion. She is passionate about supporting her clients to heal and create healthy relationships with themselves and others.
During the 8 weekly sessions - 2 1/2 hours - we will meditate, learn about the skills used in self-compassion, practice the tools through experiential exercises and connect in community.
Sunday Evenings: July 29th - September 23rd, 2018
NOTE: We will NOT meet on September 2nd.
Also there will be a half-day retreat on date TBD.