Mindful Self-Compassion

 

 Mindful Self-Compassion (New Course)

MSC was developed by Christopher K. Germer, PhD, leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy (www.MindfulSelfCompassion.org) and Kristin Neff, PhD, pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion (www.Self-Compassion.org). MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for emotional resilience. Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing—being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity. Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we're hurting. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional wellbeing. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives. For more information about Mindful Self-Compassion, please see www.centerformsc.org .

Wednesdays: 6:00 - 8:30pm. September 3 - October 22, 2014

· Instructor: Karen Bluth and Laura Prochnow Phillips

· Location: Rm 500, Tate-Turner-Kuralt Bldg., UNC School of Social Work

     Day of Mindfulness: Saturday, October 11 , 2014, 12:00-4:00pm ( at Chapel Hill Doctors)

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Questions? call (919) 966-8586

"Most agree that the job of parenting is one of the most, if not THE most, important jobs one does in life.  It can be confusing and complicated, especially in the ever changing world  of options/opportunities as well as dangers and pitfalls. Being a mindful parent can help us navigate the journey to ensure the greatest confidence that we are truly doing the best job we can while enjoying the process!
Whether you are just beginning your parenting experience or have adult children who you want  to develop your relationship with, this course will provide guidance, skills, and practice in parenting mindfully.
The course draws from evidenced based DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy),  child/human development through the life span, and family system approaches."