As human beings, most of us instinctively fight negative experiences and find fault in ourselves when things go wrong in life. But what would happen if, instead, we took a moment to calm and comfort ourselves whenever we felt bad—much like how we would do for others? How different would things turn out if we learn the art of mindful self-compassion?
What is Self-Compassion?
Self-compassion is a skill that can be learned by anyone. All that’s required is a shift in the direction of our attention—recognizing that as a human being, you, too, are a worthy recipient of compassion. It is a courageous mental attitude that stands up to the harm that we inflict on ourselves by overworking, overeating, overanalyzing, and overreacting. Needless to mention, making mistakes is part of being human. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, forgive ourselves, motivate ourselves with kindness, care for others, and be fully human.
Come Home to Yourself is an 8-session course in Mindful Self-Compassion, including a retreat, by Virginia and Randolph Oudemans.
Course Date & Time:
July 20 (Session 1 & 2: 9am - 4pm, with 1-hr lunch break)
July 27 (9am - 12pm)
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (9am - 12pm)
PLUS! A 4hr Sunday Retreat
August 18, 10am to 2pm
Early Bird: SGD$788 (register from now till 3 February 2019, 2359hr)
*Fees inclusive of course materials.
After 25+ years as an international business leader and humanitarian, Randolph founded Now.Here., dedicated to helping people be happy, flourish and contribute to a better world. Drawing upon his experiences in fostering civic engagement and social responsibility in families, schools and corporations (CSR), he helps others develop their innate capacities of mindfulness, compassion and happiness, and empowers them to develop an authentic and truly human engagement with themselves and others. He received his training as a teacher of Mindful Self Compassion by the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness.
DR. VIRGINIA LIEN
Dr. Virginia is a medical doctor, psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher and retreat-giver with a keen interest in the hoslistic integration of mind, body and spirit for each person's unique journey towards healing and wholeness. She is especially concerned about addressing stress and burnout experienced by care-giving professionals in healthcare, special needs education and the social services.
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