Mindful Self-Compassion: The Skills of Emotional Resilience

Mindful Self-Compassion: The Skills of Emotional Resilience

Dates: Coming Spring of 2019

Location: 131 Essex Street, Studio 4, New York, NY, 10002

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

Burgeoning research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with health and happiness. It is an inner strength that allows us to respond to life’s challenges more effectively, with self-respect and kindness. Self-compassion has been shown to lead to healthy habits such as diet and exercise, to reduce anxiety and depression, to enhance personal relationships, and to increase life-satisfaction. Self-compassion is a practical skill that can be learned by anyone!

Over the course of 6 weeks, you will:

  • Develop mindfulness and self-compassion in daily life
  • Understand the physiology and science of self-compassion
  • Use self-compassion to live in alignment with your values
  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
  • Work with challenging relationships
  • Discover the art of savoring and self-appreciation

Through readings and discussion, experiential activities, meditation and interpersonal exercises, you will walk away with everything you need to respond to life’s inevitable challenges with balanced awareness and kindness.

Cost: $350

RSVP: kayleigh.pleas@gmail.com

The class is limited to 6 participants, so please reserve your spot soon!

Course Breakdown: 

Class 1 – Discovering Mindful Self-Compassion

  • What is self-compassion?
  • The science & research behind self-compassion
  • The physiology of of self-compassion & self-criticism
  • Blocks to self-compassion
  • Soothing touch
  • The self-compassion break

Class 2 – Practicing Mindfulness

  • What is mindfulness?
  • The wandering mind and default mode network
  • Working with resistance
  • Mindfulness in daily life
  • Affectionate breathing

Class 3 – Cultivating Your Compassionate Voice

  • Exploring loving-kindness & compassion
  • Understanding the roe of the self-critic
  • Finding loving-kindness phrases
  • Motivating ourselves with compassion
  • Stages of progress on the path

Class 4 – Living a Deeply Valued Life

  • What really matters?
  • Discovering the values that guide your life
  • Compassionate listening
  • Living with a vow
  • Gratitude

Class 5 – Working with Difficult Emotions

  • Strategies for meeting difficult emotions
  • Understanding and unraveling shame
  • Stages of acceptance on the path
  • Meeting difficult emotions in the body
  • Holding difficulty without being stuck in it

Class 6 – Exploring Challenging Relationships

  • Why are relationships our greatest source of joy and suffering?
  • Understanding the pain of disconnection
  • Meeting unmet needs
  • The practice of equanimity
  • Compassion for self and others


Positive Psychology Foundations: 4 - Week Class

Positive Psychology Foundations: 4 - Week Class

Dates: Coming Summer of 2019

Location: 131 Essex Street, Studio 4, New York, NY, 10002

Details: Research shows that we are most successful implementing sustainable shifts in behavior and mindset when we do so with others.

Join us for an exciting journey of collaborative learning and growth based in the theory and application of positive psychology.

Through readings and discussion, meditation and interpersonal exercises, we will:

  • Explore the fundamental principles of positive psychology
  • Create new habits of mind to enhance positive emotion in daily life
  • Cultivate mindfulness and compassion
  • Increase willpower through evidence-based practices
  • Learn communication skills to improve relationship and connection
  • Explore our values to unearth our deepest, purpose-driven motivation
  • Effectively set and accomplish goals for lasting lifestyle change
  • Learn the skills of mental resilience to navigate life’s stressors

Give yourself the opportunity to flourish! Space is limited to eight participants, so if you are interested, please sign-up soon.

Cost: $250

RSVP: kayleigh.pleas@gmail.com