THE ART AND PRACTICE OF SELF COMPASSION

Sundays 6:30pm-8:30pm* from January 14 - February 11, 2018

*1:00pm-3:00pm on Sunday, February 4th

$400 | $375 Preregistration Before January 3rd


If self esteem is the sense that I am ok as I am, then self compassion is the tool to apply when I doubt this. Being human means that we often struggle in responding to ourselves with kindness, we can lack understanding and respect for our humanity and often feel unsteady Or unlovable. Self compassion is a tool of generosity that need not be earned but just simply and generously applied as first aid relief for almost all suffering.

For 5 weeks, we will work with the 3 primary components of self compassion (Neff, 2003)

· Self Kindness vs. Self Judgement

· Common humanity vs. Isoaltion

· Mindfulness vs. Overidentification

Together we will deconstruct our fight/flight/freeze mechanisms that take us out of the present moment and up into our minds. We will increase our coping abilities, our resilience and our sturdiness as peaceful and compassionate human beings.

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Taylor is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice. She has worked with couples, people with mood disorders, anxiety and depression for over 20 years. Taylor leads personal growth retreats for people who want to feel more power and peace in their life. She incorporates her love of yoga, meditation and personal work in all she does.