Mindful Self-Compassion Courses

Mindful self-compassion practices can boost happiness, reduce anxiety and depression, and even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise. Read more to see our upcoming courses!

What is Mindful Self-Compassion? 
Mindful self-compassion combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for emotional resilience. Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing -- being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity. Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we're hurting. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives. 

Upcoming Mindful Self-Compassion courses:

Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive
Date: Thursday, March 17 – Sunday, March 20; this course will last four consecutive days, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day 
Instructors: Dr. Karen Bluth and Laura Prochnow Phillips
Location: Camp New Hope

Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop
Date: Saturday, April 23; 1 to 4 p.m.
Instructors: Dr. Karen Bluth and Laura Prochnow Phillips
Location: Center for Rehabilitation Care of Chapel Hill

Please see our website for more details and to register: http://www.med.unc.edu/phyrehab/pim/mindfulness-program/msc

For more information, email us at mindfulness@med.unc.edu

UNC School of Medicine, Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Program on Integrative Medicine

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