(the Dalai Lama)
Cultivate a warm connected presence with yourself.
Feel deeply at home in your own skin.
This class will be offered both online and face to face (hybrid) this term, so you are welcome to join any class in person or online. We will inform you in the week before starting of important course information including hygiene or social distancing requirements. If you have questions, specific needs or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0490354900.
This six week program focuses on cultivating mindfulness and self-compassion together.
The science around self-compassion is very compelling.
Self-compassion is a powerful tool for healing our relationship with our selves, with parts of us that are fractured or wounded.
It helps us to feel more at home in our own skin, safer, more supported and more connected. The inner resource of self-compassion is particularly helpful when facing difficulties and the pressures and strains of life. The more connected and present we are, the more energy we have for fully engaging in our lives. It leads to calm, reduces inner tension and conflict and helps us feel both cared about caring. This naturally flows into our relationships with others and the rest of our lives.
Sometimes people fear that practicing self-compassion will make them more self-absorbed, arrogant or selfish. Actually, the opposite is true. It frees us up to be more present, creative and responsive in our relationships with others and the world. It means that we use up less internal resources protecting, defending, ruminating and judging ourselves or others.
There is no need to believe anything in particular. Self-compassion can be integrated into any belief system.
Some experience with mindfulness practice is a good foundation for this course. If you have not had any prior experience of mindfulness, you are still welcome to register. Megan will contact you prior to the start date to have a talk with you about the program, your needs and experience. This is to help with planning and to ensure that the program is beneficial and appropriate for all participants. If after talking you decide you don’t wish to do the program you will be given a full refund.
Megan has been on a lifelong journey to understand human suffering and healing. She believes compassion and self-compassion in some form are key to healing and happiness, the prevention of unnecessary suffering and prevention of intergenerational trauma. Megan has explored many modalities for healing including working cross-culturally with survivors of collective trauma both in Australia and overseas, and the tools and insights offered in human spiritualities, contemplative practices and in psychology, neurobiology and neuroscience. In this 6 week program she brings together insights and practical tools from 25 years of work in mental health and her practice and learning in mindfulness, neuroplasticity and self-compassion.
Megan is the Director of Simply Mindful, a senior Mindfulness and Yoga teacher and Mental Health Social Worker.
Self-compassion is at the heart of healing. If you want more joy in your life, then self-compassion is a vital ingredient.
Please be aware that the final two classes of the program fall over the school holidays.
A note about fees
If you can, we would appreciate it if you pay the standard fee. If you are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID -19 or you are a health care card holder or full-time student we are happy to offer a reduced price. Please select the financial hardship option below. If either of these options are unaffordable, please email us at email@example.com.
- Class #1Friday June 10, 202210:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Class #2Friday June 17, 202210:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Class #3Friday June 24, 202210:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Class #4Friday July 1, 202210:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Class #5Friday July 8, 202210:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Class #6Friday July 15, 202210:00 am - 12:00 pm