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-week course in Mindful Self-Compassion, including a retreat, by Sheryl Bathman and Randolph Oudemans.
Course Date & Time:
Every Wednesday, 6.30pm to 9.30pm
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3, 10, 17, 24
PLUS! A 4hr Sunday Retreat
April 14, 10am to 2pm
Early Bird: SGD$688 (register from now till 3 February 2019, 2359hr)
*Fees inclusive of course materials.
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