Valentine’s Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop

As the title suggests the theme this month is learning our to truly LOVE ourselves. As the Buddha wisely said: “You as much as anyone else deserve your own love and compassion.” Let’s practice some self-love this month.

 Mindful self-compassion is the foundation of emotional healing—being aware in the present moment when we’re struggling with feelings of inadequacy, despair, confusion, and other forms of stress (mindfulness) and responding with kindness and understanding (self-compassion). Mindful self-compassion also means holding difficult emotions—fear, anger, sadness, shame and self-doubt—and ourselves, in loving awareness, leading to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

Mindful self-compassion can be learned by anyone. It’s the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves especially when we’re suffering—cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and free from suffering. And as the Dalai Lama says, self-compassion is the first step toward compassion for others.

The workshop is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to experienced practitioners. It fun, practical and experiential. I’ve been running this workshop for five years and people regularly re-attend. 🙂

Sometimes it will be possible to transfer your ticket – subject to availability. Workshops in Winter months tend to sell out so transfer is limited, summer workshops usually have more availability.

It is possible to buy a ticket as a gift, the person just needs to give the name the ticket was booked under when they check in with me on the day.

Please bring your own yoga mat if you have one and a blanket to stay cosy during deep relaxation.

Thank you, I look forward to seeing you.

Online Mindfulness Retreat Day

It’s not possible to go on a physical ‘retreat’ at the minute so why not set up a home retreat.

This will be quiet day to restore and relax your mind, body and spirit. You will be guided in a series of mindful practices including:

  • deep relaxation
  • mindful movement
  • meditations

There will be an hour break for lunch and you are encouraged to turn your phone off for the day and let the other members of your household know that you are ‘on retreat’.

This day is part of the 8-week MBSR course I am currently running.

It is advisable to have had previous mindfulness practice experience before signing up for this day. If you need more advice please contact Bridgeen mindfulmind@outlook.com