with Pamela Cotton, PhD
8 Monday Classes, 6:00 – 8:30pm, August 20 – October 15, 2018, Including a Half-Day Saturday Retreat: September 29, 1:30 - 5:30pm
Self-acceptance and self-compassion are essential qualities of happiness and success, and they form a core component of resilience. This eight-week class on self-compassion will introduce you to our current understanding of self-compassion, why compassion is an essential part of our nature, and tools and practices that can be used to help you remember and return to the basic nature of who you are. This program has been developed by Kristen Neff and Christopher Germer, two of the world’s most respected experts on self-compassion. It is designed to teach tools people can use to work with emotions that arise in life or are revealed by meditation practice. This class is not therapy, but will include working with body states and emotions, both in class and between classes. This introduction to self-compassion is offered as a beginning of an ongoing process that you can then take forward and use as a tool box to help you face your own life challenges. This class includes a 4-hour retreat.
Please note that emotions come up when working with self-compassion, so if you are currently dealing with high trauma, are overwhelmed with emotions, or are recently in recovery, this class is not a good match for you at this time. Please email Dr. Cotton with questions: Pamela@mindfulresilience.com.
Cost according to your ability: $250, $325, $400. Those able to pay more make assistance available to those in need.
Try out "A Taste of MSC" on Monday, July 30, 6:30 - 7:30pm - FREE class!
Enrollment limit for the full class: 15 students. All registration closes August 18.
Registration includes completing the MSC Information Form. Please begin registration online here, by calling 502-614-5616 or by emailing DrepungGomangCompassion@gmail.com.
Pamela Cotton, Ph.D. is trained in clinical psychology and had a psychotherapy private practice for many years. She studied meditation in several traditions and incorporated mindfulness into her work with her clients. Pamela shifted focus from clinical practice to teaching and coaching, integrating mindfulness with resilience development. She is the author of several books including Mindful Resilience and Compassion in Leadership. Her coaching clients learn to integrate mindfulness into their lives and use current life challenges as opportunities for growth and personal transformation. Pamela is a Trained Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion. She greatly values personal development and continues her own studies and mindfulness practice.