We are often harder on ourselves than we realize. Your inner critic chirps, “Gosh, you really messed up! You are so stupid!” Would we ever treat our best friend the way we treat ourselves? Our thoughts shape are reality and negative thoughts can create deep unhappiness. Learn how to treat yourself as compassionately as you treat others. Become your own best friend and experience transformation at the deepest levels.
Based on the most current scientific findings, this 8-week course will aid participants in cultivating the skills of self-compassion in their everyday lives.
The focus will be on strengthening three core competencies: self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and mindfulness. Through numerous practical exercises and teachings, participants will learn to treat themselves with the same kindness they might offer to a friend and experience the proven benefits.
In this empirically-supported compassion training program, you will learn how to:
- practice self-compassion in daily life
- motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
- handle difficult emotions with greater ease
- transform challenging relationships
- practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation
Susan Brock Wilkes, PhD, is a psychologist, award-winning instructor, qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher, and certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher. A former university professor, she is a frequent facilitator at nonprofit and faith-based organizations. Her community engagement is extensive, including her current service on the Board of Health Brigade (formerly Fan Free Clinic) and as a co-founder of Impact 100 women's philanthropy program. Susan is a past President of the Chrysalis Board, and served as co-editor of the Words for the Journey anthology. A certified spiritual director, Susan specializes in the Celtic and mystical traditions, as well as contemplative practices. She was honored to receive the Chrysalis Spirit Award in 2017.
Dates & Times
Mondays, October 1 - November 19
Retreat Day: Saturday Nov 17, 10am-1:30pm
$320 for Chrysalis members
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