This is a big month for me and I am really looking forward to sharing it with you.
On Saturday March 5 I am facilitating a full day retreat including an introduction to Mindful self-compassion. It promises to be an uplifting day of mindfulness, meditation, relaxation, and self-compassion: Achieving Quiet calm and emotional resilience in a busy world. I am very pleased to offer this unique and uplifting retreat once again for you to enjoy and experience the combined benefits of mindfulness, deep relaxation, meditation, and self-compassion.
And, on Friday March 18 to Sunday March 20 I am looking forward to facilitating a weekend of Mindful self-compassion at the beautiful Willersely Castle hotel in Cromford.
There are a couple of places available to both events so give me a call on 07753 957371 if you would like to attend.
As Mindful self-compassion gathers momentum in the UK and, with the welcome publication of the government backed research which examined the role mindfulness could play if introduced into a variety of public settings – I look forward to playing my part and sharing the benefits of mindfulness and self-compassion.
A large and growing body of research (including my own) supports the health and wellness benefits of self-compassion. It is strongly associated with fewer negative states like depression, anxiety, stress, shame, and negative body image, and it is strongly linked to more positive states like happiness, life satisfaction, and optimism.
The wealth of empirical research already undertaken over the last ten years suggests and supports the view that applying compassion and self-compassion is associated with an increase in mental well-being and reduces the effects of anxiety and depression. Key components supporting self-compassion are mindfulness and meditation. Kristin Neff suggested that “ self-compassion is an important human strength as it evokes qualities of kindness , equanimity, and feelings of inter-connectedness, helping individuals to find hope and meaning when faced with the difficulties of life” (Neff et al. 2007)
Whatever our roles in life are- we are human beings first and have the same needs to be met and the same emotional systems as everyone else. Before we can provide limitless compassion we need to top up our own reserves and self -care is vital.
I will be out and about networking and spreading the word at various events- check out this article on self-compassion and its benefits