Would you like to
– Be less critical towards yourself and grow your self-compassion
– Be more open and compassionate to others
– Deepen your mindfulness practice
This course offers tried and tested ways and practices for integrating compassion in all that we do. Developed by the Mindfulness Association, this experiential and secular course offers a continuing pathway after a training in mindfulness and draws on insights from Neuroscience, Evolutionary Psychology and Mahayana Buddhism.
Through mindful self-compassion and compassionate imagery, we cultivate positive emotions as a way of building up an inner resource, from which we can approach the difficulties that are part and parcel of being alive. We then approach the self-critic: that persistent inner voice that is harsh and condemning, and always finding fault in what we do. What it would be like to cultivate an inner voice that is kind and supportive, and to live life from this place, rather than from a place of self-criticism?
As there is a strong emphasis on the experiential nature of the course, there are home practice suggestions between the sessions that include regular mindfulness and compassion practice and daily life exercises.
Dates: Monday 29 Jan, 5, 12, 19, 26 Feb, 5, 12, 19 March – 18.45-20.45
—and Saturday 10 March 10-4pm.
Location: Salisbury centre, 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AB
To book: www.earthymindfulness.com/contact
For: anyone with some (mindfulness) meditation experience. If in doubt, just get in touch!