Mindful Self-Compassion Class
6-Week Mindful Self-Compassion Course
Self-compassion is not another thing to add to your to-do list.
It's an entirely new way of relating to yourself and your experiences.
Dates and Times: Sundays, 4-5:15pm CT | 1/24 - 2/28/2021
Teachers: Monica Gelinas, Diane Rane Jones
Location: Virtual Course
Fee: $150 for 6-week class
Appropriate for new and advanced meditators.
A limited number of partial scholarships are available; please inquire.
This is also available for non-profits.
Mindful self-compassion (MSC) is a research-based training program designed to help participants cultivate the life-changing skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Dr. Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Dr. Chris Germer, MSC offers skills and practices to help you respond to life’s difficulties with greater awareness, care, and understanding.
Kristin Neff defines self-compassion by three core elements: self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness.
Self-kindness is giving ourselves what we need and tapping into the natural warmth and wisdom of our own hearts.
Common humanity is the recognition that suffering is a natural experience of being human and that our challenging moments connect us to the larger whole.
Mindfulness is noticing what we are feeling and what is happening here and now so we can respond with greater clarity, acceptance, and ease.
Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves.
An expansive body of research provides strong evidence that self-compassion is associated with emotional well-being, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, satisfying personal relationships and greater happiness, optimism, motivation, and resilience.
After participating in the course, you'll be equipped to:
Practice self-compassion in daily life
Understand the empirically-supported benefits of self-compassion
Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
Transfer challenging relationships, old and new
Manage caregiver fatigue
Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation
The goal of the 6-week course is for participants to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life.
Program activities include:
Discussion of topics
Guided meditations (no previous experience necessary)
Small group interaction
Participants should plan to attend every session.
No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend MSC. To insure safety, participants are asked to provide background information when they register for the program.
For more information about MSC and the work on self-compassion:
Monica Gelinas is a refreshing voice in the field of positive psychology. She is the founder of New Season New Vision life coaching, a speaker, author, and certified practitioner in positive psychology, integrating self-compassion tools for her clients as well as her own personal well-being.
Diane Rane Jones has been a student of mindfulness and meditation for many years. Integrating self-compassion into her practice has been a life-changing experience and she can’t wait to share it with you. Diane currently works as a Program Facilitator for Girls Empowerment Network, an Austin-based organization igniting the power in girls through self-efficacy skill building.
1) Fill out the required MSC Participant Background Survey
2) Pay via Paypal or Venmo (@Monica-Gelinas)
Please contact Diane Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.