Explore how compassion can transform your life with this online weekly course.
“Offering compassion toward ourselves doesn’t mean getting rid of anything. It means that we can still be crazy, we can still be angry. We can still be timid or jealous or full of feelings of unworthiness. Mindfulness isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already.” Pema Chodron
We spend our whole lives living with ourselves; it is the longest and most intimate of all our relationships. So isn’t it obvious that we should be loving ourselves?
Yet we dislike ourselves so easily and are constantly finding fault. We’re beset with doubts: if I say the wrong thing will people laugh at me? Am I good enough? How can anyone like me? What am I doing with my life? Why can’t I do anything right?
And as soon as we believe the critical negative voice in our heads that says: “You’re no good, you’re worthless”, then we loose. We are afflicted with negative beliefs, we loose confidence and doubt ourselves regularly.
It seems absurd that we should dislike the one person we spend our life with. We have the opportunity for the most sustaining love affair of all and instead we criticize and invalidate, dismissing ourselves and our needs as unimportant.
But all is not lost! There is no one more deserving of love than ourselves, and in every moment we have the opportunity to understand this.
Mindfulness teaches you how so that you can transform your inner relationship and find peace within. Over the course of 4 weeks online I will show you how.
Dr Kristen Neff (associate professor in the University of Texas) has studied compassion for a number of years and she has found that self-compassionate people:
Over the course of the 4 weeks we will cover lots of topics such as:
I am a qualified Biochemist from Trinity College, Dublin and over the past 15 years I have read, studied and practiced mindfulness. I have trained with some of the leading experts, gone on retreats all over the world and held some of my own. I have also worked teaching 8 week mindfulness courses in the community, in companies and as a 1:1.
I am passionate about mindfulness as I can honestly say that it has changed my life! I know that can sound very OTT at times and it wasn’t this sudden flash of light that came down and I was enlightened, sitting lotus position, emanating love (wouldn’t that be wonderful!) No, it was over time and with patience and commitment I found that old behaviours that didn’t serve me well melted away, negative beliefs no longer held me captive and I wasn’t a victim of my emotions (finally!)
The changes were incremental and yet they were very obvious once I became aware of them. I actually began to feel more comfortable within myself which I never thought possible having suffered with depression for most of my life. With that everything changed for the better.
What if I miss a week?
All the classes are recorded and uploaded to a Dropbox folder each week. This is shared with class participants so that they can catch up in their own time.
Is anything asked of me, that is, will I have to speak or contribute?
I do ask for a short check in at the beginning of every day. This is optional each week so if you’d prefer not to speak or be on camera that is absolutely fine with me. The check in is literally to see how you got on with the weeks recommendations and how I can help you with your mindfulness experience
What if I have a question but I don’t want to ask it via Zoom?
I encourage all participants to contact me via email or phone during the course with any mindfulness questions and queries, I’m always more than happy to help.
This course is held via Zoom.
When: Starting on Tuesday 10th May for 4 weeks (Classes are recorded)
Time: 7 to 8:30pm online via Zoom
Price: EARLY EARLY BIRD of €95 offer available until Monday 2nd May.
Your place will be secured upon payment via stripe or paypal. No previous experience necessary
Please contact me via the form below if you wish to pay in installments or if you have been recently made redundant.