About the Course
Come Home to Yourself is an 8-sessions Mindful Self-Compassion course (MSC) developed by Christopher K. Germer, PhD, leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy, and Kristin Neff, PhD, pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion.
MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for emotional resilience. Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing—being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity. Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we’re hurting.
As human beings, most of us instinctively fight negative experiences and find fault in ourselves when things go wrong in life. Making mistakes is part of being human and research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional wellbeing. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise. It is a courageous mental attitude that stands up to the harm that we inflict on ourselves by overworking, overeating, overanalyzing, and overreacting.
You will learn:
how to stop being so hard on yourself
how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
how to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism
how to transform difficult relationships, both old and new
mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life
the theory and research behind mindful self-compassion
how to become your own best teacher
What graduates say:
Who should apply:
Medical and mental health professionals
Teachers, educators and counsellors
Caregivers and parents
Professionals who wish to improve engagements and interventions
Those who wish to improve work-life balance, and develop their capacity to care for
themselves and others
Age 21 and above
Students are required to purchase a workbook “The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive” for this course.
Title: The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook
Authors: Dr. Kristin Neff & Dr. Christopher Germer
Are you kinder to others than you are to yourself? More than a thousand research studies show the benefits of being a supportive friend to yourself, especially in times of need. This science-based workbook offers a step-by-step approach to breaking free of harsh self-judgments and impossible standards in order to cultivate emotional well-being. The book is packed with guided meditations (with audio downloads); informal practices to do anytime, anywhere; exercises; and vivid stories of people using the techniques to address relationship stress, weight and body image issues, health concerns, anxiety, and other common problems. The seeds of self-compassion already lie within you--learn how you can uncover this powerful inner resource and transform your life.
6 Mar - 24 Apr [FULL]
20 Jul - 31 Aug [CLOSED]
Expert Guiding Teacher(s) who provide/s ongoing participant feedback
3 hour per session for 8 sessions
A 4 hour retreat
Attending in groups helps create a successful learning experience and practicing mindfulness with friends or colleagues can help to enrich your course experience. Therefore, we offer discounted course rates for groups of 5 or more.
Commitment to Accessibility
We are committed to offering financial assistance to those who need it. Contact us.
“This course has enabled me to learn mindful self-compassion skills to calm myself whenever I feel lost at work. I have also started to speak to myself in a more compassionate voice and learnt to attend to my own needs.”
- Kwee Min, Age 25