Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop Saturday, April 21, 9am-5pm
Facilitated by: Annette Jordan
"If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete." ~Buddha
What is Mindful Self-Compassion? Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.
Join Annette Jordan at the Nebraska Zen Center for this one-day introductory workshop based on the 8-week training program developed by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer and supported by the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. The workshop is designed to provide an introduction to MSC and a sampling of its core components, meditations, and practices.
Self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those who didn't receive enough affection in childhood or who feel uncomfortable when they are good to themselves. It's a courageous attitude that stands up to harm, including the harm that we unwittingly inflict on ourselves. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves.
After participating in this workshop, you’ll be able to:
Practice self-compassion in daily life
Understand the empirically-supported benefits of self-compassion
Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
Practice the art of self-appreciation
Prerequisites No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend the MSC workshop. A variety of cushions and chairs will be available for participants to sit comfortably. To insure safety, participants are asked to provide background information when they register for the program.
What To Expect 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.
It is said that “love reveals everything unlike itself.” While some difficult emotions may arise when practicing self-compassion, MSC teachers are committed to providing a safe, supportive environment for this process to unfold, and to making the journey interesting and enjoyable for everyone.
Note: Lunch is not provided. If you wish to bring your lunch with you, a kitchen space with a refrigerator and a microwave will be available for use.
To Register: Email email@example.com to request an application. After receiving confirmation from us that your application has been approved, submit the workshop fee to reserve your space. Fees: Standard rate $120; NZC Sustaining Members $108; NZC Supporting Members $90. Fee includes handouts.
Registration deadline: 5:00pm, Sunday, April 15, 2018. Payment may be submitted via PayPal, or by sending a check by the registration deadline to: Nebraska Zen Center, 3625 Lafayette Avenue, Omaha, NE 68131.
About the instructor Annette 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. Annette is also the owner of AMJ Consulting and Coaching, LLC. In addition to a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology, she is a certified well-being coach and is continuing her professional development through the UCSD Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.