Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living
An 8-session course 2.5 hours per session
NEXT MBCL COURSE
Venue: Unit 2, First Floor, Claregalway Shopping Centre, Claregalway
Date/Time: Starts Sunday, 12th January 10:00-12:30am
One silent compassion session: Sunday 10th May 10am-12:30pm.
NEXT Course TBC September
Following Sunday's for 6 months
Sunday 12th January
Sunday 26th January
Sunday 9th February
Sunday 23rd February
Sunday 8th March
Sunday 5th April (Easter Sunday 12th)
Sunday 10th May (Half Day Retreat)
Sunday 14th June - Final Session
Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living course is for people who wish to learn how to deal in a healthy way with pain, stress or suffering, in whatever form it presents – physical, mental, emotional or relational. Those already familiar with mindfulness practice and who have already followed a mindfulness-based training (e.g. MBSR or MBCT) can deepen the healing effects of mindfulness with the help of this program, which offers exercises in cultivating compassion for ourselves and others.
It is particularly suitable for those who find mindfulness practice beneficial but have difficulty integrating it into their daily lives and develop a kind and compassionate attitude towards themselves.
The training is based on a scientific understanding of the importance of compassion, self-compassion and positive effects of most components have been separately demonstrated in studies among clinical and non-clinical populations.
Throughout the course, you will work with your own stress, pain and illness with deepening compassion. You will develop an awareness of inner critic/bully, compassionate companion, safe space, compassionate body scan and many more. This awareness provides the opportunity to engage with life in a compassionate way and is the foundation upon which new perspectives are built. As the emphasis is on bringing compassion in to everyday life, home practice and journaling are also an important aspect of the course.
A safe and supportive environment will be created for this work and learning through:
Guided instruction in compassion meditation practices.
Compassionate stretching and mindful yoga.
Group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing compassion in everyday life.
Individually tailored instruction.
Daily home practice of 45-60 minutes.
Personal reflection through journaling.
Practical home assignments.
The course includes:
8 x 2 hour 30-minute classes.
Extra silent session at the weekend from 10 am-12:30 pm.
An initial conversation to determine if this is the right course and the right time for you, as this is an intense course in Compassionate Living Meditation requiring a daily commitment to practice 45 minutes. Students need to commit, for 8 weeks, to integrating compassion into their lives.
CDs and workbook to support your practice.
Cost: €275 p.p. includes sessions, journal & CDs, silent day retreat.
Concessions are available contact to discuss.
To book your place email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 086-8102770