just when the caterpillar thought the world was over,
it became a butterfly...
How do you typically react to failure or not living up to expectations you set for yourself? How do you handle difficulties in life such as work stress, rejection, physical problems, or financial hardships? Do you instinctively fight uncomfortable feelings or find fault with yourself when things go wrong? Self-compassion training helps you befriend your self–critic, thank it for trying to help you all these years and then allow it to gently retire from service. In this presentation you will learn about a more skillful way to motivate and encourage yourself that does not evoke the body’s threat system the way self-criticism does.
Self-compassion is a skill that can be learned by anyone. It’s the heart of mindfulness. Research has shown that it boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help you stick to a healthy diet and exercise routine. Self-compassion is also an antidote to “compassion fatigue” often a negative outcome experienced by those caring for loved ones or those in the healthcare field.
In this introductory session, participants will be provided with an opportunity to experience several exercises, as well as one of the key meditations – the Mindful Self Compassion Break, used in the MSC program. It will also include an opportunity to learn more about the full MSC training program, links to MSC resources and, becoming a qualified MSC teacher.
For more information about MSC got to https://centerformsc.org
To register for the full 8 week MSC program starting May 11, 2016, go to http://msc2016may.eventbrite.ca
$25 (proceeds go to The Women’s Center of Halton)
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Eileen & Rainer Beltzner
Eileen Beltzner SCC BA MSW CFST RSW is a Special Care Counsellor, a Registered Social Worker, a trained Mindful Self-Compassion teacher, and a Mindful-Based Cognitive therapist with over 40 years of practice experience. For the past 7 years Eileen has been successfully incorporating mindful self-compassion and MBCT practices into her work with healthcare professionals, teachers, and other clients.
Rainer Beltzner FCPA FCA FCMC ICD.D is a business professional and trained Mindful Self-Compassion teacher who has experienced the realities of large corporate structures, politics and interpersonal conflicts on an international basis. He has taught at Universities across Canada and mentored clients, staff and friends as they struggled with business or career challenges.
Both Eileen and Rainer completed their MSC teacher training with Dr. Chris Germer, Dr. Kristin Neff, Dr. Steve Hickman and Michelle Becker, LMFT.
Eileen and Rainer Beltzner have previously presented the MSC 8 week program and have presented the"Introduction to MSC" workshops to the following:
- Canadian Positive Psychology Association
- Halton/Peel Mindfulness Professionals
- Halton Women's Center