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Mindful Self Compassion
We often feel compassion when a close friend is struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention from yourself when you need it the most? We know that harsh self-criticism adversely impacts our well-being, strength, and performance, often leading to excessive worry, perfectionism and frustration. In contrast, mindfulness and self-compassion comprise a state of warm, connected presence during difficult moments in our lives. Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, resilience in coping with life challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships. Throughout this 8-week MSC program, participants will learn how to cultivate self-compassion using meditation, daily life practices, lecture, group exercises and discussion. You will be provided with essential tools for treating yourself in a kind, compassionate way whenever you suffer, fail, or feel inadequate. All are welcome. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required.
Instructor: Carole Pertofsky, M.Ed., is Director of Wellness and Health Promotion Services at Stanford University. She teaches positive psychology and wellness courses at Stanford University, Esalen Institute, and other organizations. Carole is a trained Mindful Self Compassion (MSE) instructor.
- Thursday, April 13, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
- Lathrop Building, Rm 294 Map
Registration for this 8 week class will begin on 3/21 via the HIP Homepage.
Course Fee: $200 (STAP/EA funds: yes)
Class code: msc-01
- General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends, Members
- 650 723-9649, firstname.lastname@example.org
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