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A Course in Mindful Self-Compassion - Spring 2022

Updated: Feb 28, 2022

Mindful Self-Compassion Training

An eight week course in self-compassion

March 17th, 2022 - May 5th, 2022

Dates: Thursday evenings Mar 17, 24, 31; Apr 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5

7pm to 9pm Location Name Rejuvenate Wellness Center 312 W. Washington Street, Kirksville, MO 63501 Course Fee $200.00 to $250.00 (depending on options)

Course Training Overview and Description

Are you hard on yourself? Do you have negative self talk that causes you to feel stressed, anxious and exhausted? Changing our relationship to ourselves is on e of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and others. Learning to be our own best friend in a time of difficulty can help us move through life with more grace. Mindful Self Compassion blends mindful techniques with compassion focused exercises to inspire kindness for ourselves and others.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a highly acclaimed, evidence-based methodology to help participants cope with stress, pain, and illness.

Mindful Self Compassion is a program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported, 8-week, training course designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff, PhD and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, PhD which has been developed through the University of San Digeo's Center for Mindfulness. MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.

The three key components of self-compassion are self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and balanced, mindful awareness. Kindness opens our hearts to suffering, so we can give ourselves what we need. Common humanity opens us to our essential interrelatedness, so that we know we aren't alone. Mindfulness opens us to the present moment, so we can accept our experience with greater ease. Together they comprise a state of warm-hearted, connected presence.

Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying personal relationships. And it’s easier than you think.

After participating in this course, you’ll be able to:

• Practice self-compassion in daily life

• Understand the empirically-supported benefits of self-compassion

• 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 savoring and self-appreciation

Participants will learn and apply the key components of self-compassion to cultivate a courageous attitude that stands up to harm, including the harm that we inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-denial, and self-absorption.

Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, forgive ourselves, motivate ourselves with kindness, care for others, and be fully human.

Teacher: Brenda J. Bentley, Certified Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Teacher and Therapist. She has been teaching mindfulness and self-compassion to individuals and groups for over 10 years and holds a Masters' Degree in Mindfulness and Compassion Studies from Aberdeen University, Scotland. She is committed to helping people discover mindfulness and self-compassion as pathways to well-being.

Registration Information Cost: $240.00 Early Bird Discount: $200.00 (before 03/01/2022)

Concessions: $200.00 (low-income, students)

Payment arrangements are available to those in need. Please contact for more details.

A certificate of completion is provided for participants

CE Credits are available for an additional fee

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