Event Details
Event Title Mindful Self-Compassion
Location Chapel Hill, NC
Sponsor FPG CDI
Date/Time 09/30/2019 - 11/18/2019 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Price
For more information, contact the event administrator: Barbara Lowery barbara.lowery@unc.edu
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Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported 8-week course designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. It was developed by Christopher Germer, PhD, a leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy (www.chrisgermer.com) and Kristin Neff, PhD, a pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion (www.Self-Compassion.org). 

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing.

Mindfulness is the first step-turning with loving awareness toward difficult experience (thoughts, emotions, and sensations). Self-compassion comes next-bringing loving awareness to ourselves. Together, mindfulness and self-compassion comprise a state of warm, connected, presence during difficult moments in our lives.

Most of us feel compassion when a close friend is struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention from yourself when you needed it most? All that's required is a shift in attention-recognizing that as a human being, you, too, are a worthy recipient of compassion.

UNC - Chapel Hill