More on Mindful Self-Compassion
Difficult or painful emotions may arise during self-compassion practice. Your MSC instructor is committed to providing a supportive environment in which every participant’s self-compassion journey can unfold safely. Participants are asked to attend a mandatory orientation session one week before the MSC program to ensure that MSC is the right fit at the right time.
More on self-compassion
The three main principles of self-compassion are self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness:
- Self-kindness opens our hearts to our suffering so that we can nourish and care for ourselves
- Awareness of common humanity reminds us of our essential inter-relatedness and deepens our feelings of connection to others
- Mindfulness opens us to the present moment, helping us accept our experience with greater ease
- Together, self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness promote a warm and present connectedness.
Why do I have to attend an orientation session prior to starting the group?
Mindspace wants to make sure that each participant has a good experience in the MBSR, MBCT or MSC program. The orientation session provides a chance for you to see for yourself what the program is about, so that you can make an informed decision. Likewise, if the instructor determines that MBSR, MBCT or MSC may not be the right fit at the right time for you, we’ll make sure to orient you toward the best alternative.