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“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day.

A string of such moments can change the course of your life.”

Chris Germer, Ph.D.
(Co-Creator of the Mindful Self-Compassion Program)

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION PRACTICE

Wednesdays 9:30 a.m to 11:00 a.m.
Please contact Livia Walsh for location

Mindfulness Meditation is a way to, in part, cultivate a clear and calm mind in order to access our own inner resources of wisdom and healing. Mindfulness essentially means paying attention on purpose to whatever we experience in the present moment. This includes becoming aware of thoughts, feelings and body sensations.

Mindfulness is a way to learn about who we are, and how we are, in any given moment as we become aware of internal and external circumstances or conditions and ways these affect us.

This Mindfulness Meditation group is for new, intermediate and experienced meditators who would like to learn, deepen and have support for their practice.

There is no fee for these sessions. Donations/dana are gratefully accepted.

Sitting Meditation Practice
Walking Meditation Practice
Loving Kindness and Compassion Practice

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INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS – INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS

In these individual session, clients will learn:

  • Sitting practice
  • Body Scan practice
  • Walking Meditation
  • Mindful Eating practice
  • Developing Mindfulness practices to support mental and physical health and well-being
  • Ways to work with physical and emotional pain or challenges

For more Information or to register, contact Livia Walsh.

 

INTRODUCTION TO MINDFUL SELF-COMPASSION

This one-day workshop is an introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-supported training program based on the pioneering research of Kristin Neff, Ph.D. and the clinical perspective of Chris Germer, Ph.D.

In this workshop you will learn the basic skills to help you to develop Mindfulness and Self Compassion and integrate this way of relating to your daily life experiences. Through short talks, experiential activities, videos, and group discussions we will explore ways in which we react to stressful or difficult challenges in our lives. We often harshly criticize ourselves for our inadequacies or perceived failures and use negative ways to encourage or motivate ourselves. We sometimes aren’t even aware of our own suffering or ways we unnecessarily add to our suffering.

This workshop will teach you ways to comfort yourself in difficult moments and to minimize “care giver fatigue.” While the program is for everyone it can be particularly useful for those working in the helping or care-giving professions, for those who are caring for someone in their personal lives, and for those who have a strong inner critic.

Participant Guidelines:


The MSC & MSC Core Skills programs are a journey–an adventure in self-discovery and self-kindness. Compassion has the paradoxical effect of both soothing and comforting as well as opening us to emotional distress that we may have been unconsciously holding inside, often for many years. Therefore, some difficult emotions are likely to surface during the program as we grow in our capacity to embrace and heal them. An environment of safety, support, and privacy is provided.

Workshop Schedule:  TBD

Location: TBD

Fee:

For more Information or to register, contact Livia Walsh.

MENTORING FOR MINDFULNESS-BASED TEACHER TRAINEES

I am a certified MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and MSC (Mindful Self-Compassion) teacher and an approved Mentor through the UCSD Mindfulness Based Professional Training Institute (MBPTI). I have also mentored teachers in training at the University of California San Diego’s Center for Mindfulness.

Insights that arise as a result of our practice and experiences are, of course, the essential keys to guiding and informing our teaching and embodiment of Mindfulness.

If you wish to further develop skills as a teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction please contact me to set up an initial interview.  This can serve to help us decide if we are a “match” to meet your mentorship goals and teaching aspirations.

I wish you joy and success on your journey.