Event date: 9/15/2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Export event
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Meeting Stress with Compassion

Self-compassion involves being caring and supportive of ourselves when we experience difficulty.

Register here: Meeting Stress with Compassion Tickets, Fri, Sep 15, 2023 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite

Join us for this introduction to Mindful Self-compassion (MSC) to explore ways of treating yourself like you would a good friend. Rather than adding to our to-do list, the practice of self-compassion incorporates tools and perspectives to employ on the spot anytime, anywhere. Compassion is considered to be an energizing emotion and can help us to feel more connected with others and with our own inner resources and wisdom. Self-compassion involves being caring and supportive to ourselves when we experience difficulty: listening to ourselves with understanding; remembering we are not alone in our struggles; soothing, comforting, and protecting ourselves; and making changes out of self-love and a commitment to growth. Research has demonstrated that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional well-being, enhanced coping with life challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, and sustaining healthy habits.

Join us for a one-hour session to learn a bit more about self-compassion:

- Learn three core elements of self-compassion

- Experience a self-compassion practice for moments of difficulty

- Leave with resources to support learning and practice of self-compassion


About the presenter:

Heather Shaughnessy-Cato has a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is a Certified Wellness and Health Coach, Self-Compassion and Mindfulness Teacher, and Yoga teacher who has taught in community, corporate, and organizational settings. Her focus is on the many ways the practices of self-compassion, yoga, and mindfulness can enhance well-being, and kindness. She aspires to create a safe and inclusive environment in her workshops, with an invitation to each participant to come as they are. To learn more about Heather, please visit heathershaughnessy.com.

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