In recent years there have been numerous studies on the health enhancing value of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). Researchers and practitioners in the fields of health and education are finding that it is possible to learn how to be more compassionate with ourselves and others. Self-compassion increases our ability to move towards our goals while also being kind to oneself. Mindful Self-Compassion can replace the overly critical inner judge with a more gentle, and wiser inner voice.

Mindful Self-Compassion was developed by Christopher Germer PhD and Kristin Neff,PHD. The following short description of MSC was taken from their website: centerforMSC.org which we encourage you to visit.

“Mindfulness and Self-Compassion comprise a state of warm, connected presence during difficult moments in our lives. Self-Compassion involves the capacity to comfort and soothe ourselves, and to motivate ourselves with encouragement by connecting with our inner compassion for ourselves and others.”

At The Bilingual Center for Mindfulness we will be offering in both Spanish and English an introductory one day workshop to Mindful Self-Compassion.

In this workshop there will be an introduction to some of the core practices of Mindful Self-Compassion that can facilitate our being mindfully kinder to ourselves. Learning to treat ourselves with the same compassion with which we treat a friend is the objective of this workshop.