4 WEEK PROGRAM
Facilitated by Younion's Founder, Natasha Grey
"Self-compassion is the ability to turn understanding, acceptance, and love inward - toward ourselves." - Kristen Neff
Many people are able to extend compassion toward others but find it difficult to extend the same compassion toward themselves. This program focuses on cultivating the capacity, intention and desire to direct compassion to self as well as others.
Research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, coping with life challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships.
This 4 week series is a compilation of fourth wave psychology combining the skills of mindfulness and the work of Kristen Neff's self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing.
We will practice using mindfulness to help us tune inward with kind awareness toward difficult experience (thoughts, emotions, and sensations). And incorporate self-compassion by bringing loving awareness to ourselves. Together, mindfulness and self-compassion comprise a state of warm, connected, presence during difficult moments in our life and beyond.
Self-compassion is an inner strength that enables us to be more fully human—to acknowledge our shortcomings, learn from them, and make necessary changes with an attitude of kindness and care.
You will learn:
- how to stop being so hard on yourself
- how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
- how to encourage yourself rather than criticise yourself
- mindfulness and self-compassion practices for everyday life
- how to practice self-appreciation
This 4 week series includes discussion of specific topics, experiential exercises, meditations, and home practices.