"How to Stop Beating Yourself Up: Learning the Art of Self-Compassion
We all long for someone who will love us unconditionally. But what if that person is us?
Self-compassion is the radically healing practice of treating ourselves with the kindness, respect, and gentleness that we would ideally offer to those we love.
Most us us have the habit of being hard on ourselves. We talk unkindly to ourselves and often we sacrifice our own well-being in order to “get things done.” We blame ourselves when things go wrong, and often fear that if we stop doing so we’ll cease to perform well.
Research shows that self-compassion promotes emotional well-being, reduces our risk of anxiety and depression, supports healthy habits, and leads to more satisfying personal relationships.
The practice of self-compassion in our daily lives arises from developing four skills: mindful awareness, acceptance, self-kindness, and realistic perspectives. Each of those skills can be learned through practice.
On this self-paced course, Bodhipaksa will introduce a step-by-step guide to self-compassion, so that we can learn to be more gentle with and understanding of ourselves.
On this event, you will learn how to:
Be more gentle with yourselfDevelop greater emotional strength and resilienceFace your shortcomings with understanding and open-hearted courageMotivate yourself with kindness rather than criticismHandle challenging circumstances and uncomfortable feelings with acceptance and gentlenessBring greater empathy into your relationship with yourself—and othersExpress self-compassion in everyday lifeCourse format
Signing up for this event gives you access to:
28 emails containing practice suggestions and reflections.Access to 5 guided meditations, ranging from 5 to 25 minutes in length.Support, encouragements, and acceptance in our welcoming and friendly online community.
The course is self-paced. The next email is not sent to you until you click a link in the previous email, meaning that the content arives at a pace that suits you, and you don't end up with unread emails piling up in your in-box.
This event is suitable for people of all levels of experience, including complete beginners."