Want to feel more joy and aliveness in your life and relationships?
Want to experience life having more control over your thoughts and feelings?
Would you like to feel more empowered in your life?
Would you like more tools to better handle stress?
Would you like more closeness and connection in your relationships?
Is this possible? Yes, it definitely is! We have been there too. It really is possible to experience life with more zest and ease!
You deserve a life where you are not just surviving, but really thriving with vitality and aliveness! Not just going through the routine of life from one thing to the next. Being able to adapt to changes in your life with more ease and fun.
How will we do this?
Mindfulness is the first step—turning with loving awareness toward difficult experience (thoughts, emotions, and sensations). Self-compassion comes next—bringing loving awareness to ourselves. Together, mindfulness and self-compassion comprise a state of warm, connected, presence during difficult moments in our lives.
Mindfulness helps us to stay present with what is happening in this moment. It is a vital skill for communicating effectively in all of our relationships and especially with our partners and loved ones.
This video explains how mindfulness can help us in our daily life.
Some other benefits are:
- Regulating our nervous system
- Lowering blood pressure
- Reduce stress
- Decrease anxiety and depression
- Increases our ability to feel empathy which helps in communicating with others
- Increases attention span & focus
- Reduces feelings of loneliness
- Enhances creativity
Who wouldn’t want more of those in their life?
This 4 week group is for all genders will help you learn skills in mindfulness and self compassion to help you strengthen your inner champion. Our experienced group leader will help you explore through short talks, experiential exercises, guided meditation, group discussion, and home practices. They will provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment for you and the other group members. In this process, you can take time to learn how to have more control over your reactions and be in the present moment.
Who is a good fit for this group?
This group is a good fit for individuals who are hard on themselves, struggle with self-criticism/ shame/guilt/worthlessness, engage in avoidance, have difficulty self-soothing, need help regulating their emotions, or feel alone in their suffering.
Strengthening Your Inner Champion With Self Compassion Group- Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this group best for?
This group is for those who struggle with that critical inner voice. You might find yourself comparing yourself to others and feeling like you just don’t measure up. You may experience that when you try to slow down that you have racing thoughts and worries which make it hard to relax or go to sleep. In this group, you’ll learn ways to relax and develop more compassion for yourself. We are with ourselves all the time and we are often more compassionate with others than ourselves. We will learn to treat ourselves with kindness and understanding.
How will we meet?
This group meets online for 4 weeks. You will receive a link when registering to login by phone, tablet, or computer.
I don’t have a meditation practice. Are we going to be sitting in silence for long periods of time?
You don’t need to have a meditation practice to participate in this group. I can hear the fear and anxiety about having to sit in silence for long periods of time. The good news is we don’t do that in this group. You are introduced to shorter guided meditations. Simply put, guided meditation is meditation with the assistance of a guide. You will be guided through relaxing visualizations designed to help your mind focus, reduce tension, and promote stress relief. It is especially helpful for people who have racing thoughts, anxiety, and depression to have something to focus on in order to help your body relax.
I am introverted and feeling ambivalent about joining a group where I don’t know anyone.
I created this group to give those who are highly sensitive and introverted a safe place to come and explore your wisdom. A small group where you can learn ways to be kinder and gentler with yourself as you navigate the stresses in life. There will be private time for reflection and journaling and there is never any pressure to share. We want this to be a comfortable space for you to relax and renew.