Autumn 2019 Mindful Self-Compassion Course

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Autumn 2019 Mindful Self-Compassion Course

Mindful Self-Compassion ~ An Eight Week Course

With Hilary Borison & Judy Long

We may find it’s easier to have compassion for others than for ourselves. Mindfulness helps us meet the present moment with non-judgmental awareness, while self-compassion helps us turn towards difficulties with caring presence. Like two wings of a bird, they can lift us to freedom.

This course will explore:

  • The benefits of self-compassion
  • Common misgivings about self-compassion
  • Why self-acceptance is more beneficial than self-esteem
  • How to cultivate mindfulness and be more present for our lives
  • How to activate our “tend and befriend” nature and direct it inward
  • How to connect with our common humanity to reduce feelings of separation

If you would like to gain freedom from self-criticism, feel a deeper, more loving connection with yourself and others, and develop the courage to mindfully meet whatever arises with compassion, attend this 8-week course including a half-day retreat in April.

Intro & Registration: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 (6:30 to 8:00 pm)

Classes: Tuesdays, October 8 – December 3 (6:30 to 9:00 pm)
Includes a half-day retreat the afternoon of November 2nd

Course Fee: $400, CEUs offered, sliding scale available

To REGISTER, contact Hilary at hborison@sbcglobal.net or (650) 575-2052

This course is offered by Hilary Borison & Judy Long
Host Location: Kara | 457 Kingsley Ave, Palo Alto Classroom 3

About the Facilitators

Hilary Borison is a graduate of the Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training through the UCSD Center for Mindfulness and the Sati Center Buddhist Chaplaincy Program which she applies in her work as a peer grief support volunteer with Kara in Palo Alto.

Judy Long is an out-patient palliative care chaplain and educator at UCSF with neurology, oncology, and the MERI Center for Education in Palliative Care. Judy is a trained teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and a certified instructor and senior teacher of Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT), as well as an instructor of other mindfulness based interventions. She teaches in person as well as live-online and offers special workshops on request. Judy serves on the Chaplaincy Council at Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City..

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