Spring 2020 Mindful Self-Compassion Online Course

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Spring 2020 Mindful Self-Compassion Online 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, April 14, 2020 (6:00 to 7:30 pm)

Classes: Tuesdays, April 21 – June 9 (6:00 to 8:30 pm)
Includes a Saturday half-day retreat

Special Reduced Course Fee*: $200, 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
*Fees paid directly to instructor
Host Location: Kara | 457 Kingsley Ave, Palo Alto Classroom 3 (First Presbyterian Church Campus)

About the Facilitators

Hilary Borison  is a trained teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion through the UCSD Center for Mindfulness and is a graduate of the Sati Center Chaplaincy Program which she applies in her peer grief support work at Kara.  Since 2004 she has practiced mindfulness at Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City where she facilitates the Women’s Circle of Mindfulness, leads the family program, and serves as a mentor in the Eightfold Path Program.

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.

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