Mindful Self Compassion (MSC)

Mindful Self Compassion (MSC)

Our culture propagates the fantasy that we can avoid pain and that happiness is dependant upon the circumstances of our life. There is no way of avoiding the pain of life's struggles. What we need is wisdom in the ways we navigate the bittersweet symphony of life

Mindful Self-Compassion 

It takes courage to stand up to harm, including that we unwittingly inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-isolation, self-rumination or the projection of our pain onto others, when things go wrong. 

Many of us have not a model of how to respond to life’s difficult moments with kindness, care or understanding. Our efforts to suppress pain only amplifies the distress and disconnection we feel from ourselves and others. Self-compassion is a skill that can be learned by anyone, even those who feel uncomfortable when they are good to themselves. 

Mindful Self-Compassion can help you:

  • Learn powerful practices to apply to the challenges faced in daily life 
  • Recognise your triggers and develop emotional agility
  • Develop compassionate action to enhance your capacity to respond
  • Slow down mentally, to boost your focus, productivity and performance
  • Reduce stress and adopt a calmer, kinder approach to life
  • Develop a better relationship with yourself and others
  • Discover a greater sense of wellbeing and happiness life

 “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom” - Aristotle 


Mindful Self-Compassion (8 week)

The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) 8-week program is designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion, a powerful tool for emotional agility and resilience. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, the program teaches the core principles and practices of Mindful Self-Compassion. MSC allow us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves.

Mindful Self-Compassion (retreat)

This 5-day program is an intensive form of the internationally recognised, 8-week training program in Mindful Self-Compassion developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff. Retreats provide a purposeful getaway from the routine of daily life, to help you reset, refocus, and restore the innate wisdom we need to navigate life's challenges. 

Individual Counselling | Cultivate Self Compassion

We can struggle in any domain of life. There may be challenges or transitions, expected or unexpected. Developmental experiences, trauma, tragedy, threat or other significant sources of stress that impact our sense of self, our relationships and wellbeing. The focus of individual counselling is to resource you, to enhance your capacity to cope, help you discover your own unique values and strengths and restore a sense of wellbeing.


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