Mindful Self-Compassion Course
Taught by: Mary O'Callaghan
Learn to develop a compassionate relationship with yourself and others. You can read feedback from participants here.
While many of us would be quick to complain about being treated harshly by a loved one, friend or colleague, the reality is that we tend to treat ourselves in ways we would never treat anyone else. When things go wrong for us, how quickly we use expressions of self-blame such as ‘what’s the matter with me?’ or ‘what have I done now?’ or ‘there I go again’! This habit of negative and critical self-talk is undermining, unproductive and stressful.
Mindful self-compassion helps us, first to recognise these habits as they arise (mindfulness) and then to let go of our harshness towards ourselves and, instead, to develop understanding, tenderness and kindness (self-compassion).
Who would benefit from the programme?
This eight week programme is for anyone who has some previous experience of mindfulness and who wants to cultivate compassion for themselves and for others.
The weekly class includes meditations, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion. Because MSC is a training programme there is a commitment, not only to the weekly class, but also to home practice of approximately 20 to 30 minutes per day. If you are considering this programme it is important to build this time into your schedule.
After engaging in this programme you will be able to:
Practice self-compassion in daily life
Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
Transform challenging relationships, old and new
Manage caregiver fatigue
Practice the art of savouring and self-appreciation
Course Cost: €350
The next course starts on Monday 25th March until Monday 20th May
(with a break on Monday 22nd April)
The course will be held on Monday evenings - 7.15pm - 9.45pm
With a half day retreat - Sunday 12th May - 10.00am - 2.00pm
To book: a deposit of €100 is required to secure your place - this can be paid by either cheque or cash to the Oscailt office or over the phone by card. Deposits are refundable up to one week before the course commences. No refunds are available once the course has started. Early booking is recommended as spaces are limited.