Mindful Self-Compassion 8-Week Workshop Facilitated by: Annette Jordan, MSC Trained Teacher Location: Nebraska Zen Center 9:00am -12:00pm, Saturdays, April 6 through May 25, 2019
What is Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)? Most of us feel compassion when someone we are close to is struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention from yourself when you need it the most? Yet, in a culture of endless striving and competition, self-compassion might feel like a luxury we can’t afford. The truth is we can’t afford to be without it.
Research has shown that self-compassion leads to healthy habits, lowers anxiety and depression, and supports more satisfying relationships. When we practice self-compassion, we treat ourselves kindly, as we would a close friend or loved one. Rather than continually judging and evaluating ourselves, self-compassion involves generating kindness toward ourselves as imperfect humans, and learning to be present with greater ease when encountering the inevitable struggles of life.
Join Annette Jordan at the Nebraska Zen Center for this 8-week workshop developed by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer. The program is based on groundbreaking research and is supported by the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.
Who Should Attend? This workshop is relevant for anyone who wants to learn to be kinder to him or herself. It is specifically designed to open us up to our capacity for self-compassion through the use of simple meditation and informal practices for responding in a kind, compassionate way whenever we are experiencing difficulties in our lives.
After Participating in this Workshop, you’ll be able to:
Understand mindfulness and self-compassion, and the relationship between the two
Practice mindful self-compassion in daily life
Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
Create your customized loving-kindness phrases
Discover your compassionate voice
Handle difficult emotions with greater ease using mindfulness and self-compassion practices
Transform challenging relationships, old and new, through giving & receiving compassion
Deepen self-compassion through compassionate listening
Discover your core values and how you live in relation to them
Learn how to embrace your life through the practices of savoring, gratitude, and self-appreciation
Prerequisites No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend the MSC workshop. However, participants are asked to provide brief background information when they register for the program to ensure optimal support from the teacher.
What To Expect Workshop participants will meet for eight successive Saturdays beginning April 6th. Workshop activities include meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. The goal is for participants to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life. Attendance at the first two sessions on April 6th and 13th is mandatory and cannot be waived as they provide the foundational elements for the remainder of the course. Because this course can be used as qualifying training for other programs, participants can miss no more than two sessions in order to receive a certificate of completion.
Registration Details Registration deadline: 5:00pm, March 29 Fee: Non-member rate - $200; NZC member rate - $160
Fee includes attendance at the full 8-week program, a 4-hour retreat, and a full hardcopy of the 56-page student handout for the Mindful Self-Compassion workshop.
Space is limited and an application is required. 1. Email Annette Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about availability and to request an application.
2. After your application has been received and reviewed, you will receive a confirmation email with payment instructions. Note: If you submit your payment before you have received confirmation, it will be returned to you.
3. After your payment has been received, you will receive a welcome email with additional instructions approximately one week prior to the start of the workshop.
Annette’s Bio Annette Jordan began investigating Buddhism in the late 1990s and made Nebraska Zen Center her spiritual home in 2010. She is currently an avid student and practitioner of Zen studying under the guidance of Dosho and Tetsugan at NZC, and serves the Zen Center in a variety of capacities. In addition to a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology, Annette is the owner of AMJ Consulting and Coaching, LLC where she focuses on organizational and individual well-being. Annette is a trained MSC teacher through the UCSD Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. She is a certified well-being coach and continues her professional development through the UCSD Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.