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The Practice and Benefits of Self Compassion

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We all have built barriers to love. We do this to protect ourselves from the harsh realities of living a human life. Difficulties are part of the human condition no one escapes. There is a way to feel safe and protected that we have not been taught, supported, or encouraged to use. When we are mindful of our struggles and respond to ourselves with compassion, kindness, and support in times of difficulty, things start to change. We can learn to embrace ourselves and our lives, despite inner and outer imperfections, and provide ourselves with the strength needed to thrive. An explosion of research into self-compassion over the last decade has shown its benefits for well-being. Individuals who are more self-compassionate tend to have greater happiness, life satisfaction, and motivation, better relationships, and physical health, and less anxiety and depression. They also have the resilience needed to cope with stressful life events such as divorce, health crises, academic failure and even combat trauma. The default when we struggle is to go from "I don't like this feeling" to "I don't want this feeling" to "I shouldn't have this feeling" to "something is wrong with me for having this feeling" to "I'm bad. This is where mindful self-compassion invites us to open to suffering with loving, spacious, awareness, and being kind to ourselves in the midst of suffering. A tool, strategy, and practice for any age, anyone, every day.

This introduction to Self-Compassion will cover:

• What it is and is not

• Benefits and Types

• Mindfulness

• Resistance and Backdraft

• Developing Loving Kindness

The course will provide exposure to multiple hands-on practices, exercises, and next steps."

 

About the presenter: 

Ms. Horn has worked on water quality issues in Colorado Rivers since 1986 as a water quality specialist for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. At CPW, she founded the Volunteer Scientist Program, River Watch, which provides community members monitoring equipment and that data is used in Clean Water Act decisions to protect aquatic life. She has also been a national leader for community scientists serving in various roles, commissions, and committees elevating community science across the nation and internationally. This work illuminated the inequity, exclusion, and lack of diversity within organizations and across disciplines. Today, she is retired from CPW, a Voice and Values Coach, Self-Compassion Trainer, Racial Justice From the Heart Trainer, and a Community Science Consultant.  A Colorado native, she claims she reached her maximum potential at five years old and has been trying to get it back since. 

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