Mindful Self-Compassion: Moving from
Shame to Self-Acceptance
Facilitated by Louisa Foster, Psy.D., RDT
A 12-week Mindfulness Based Course
Wednesday Evenings, 5:15 to 7:15 pm
August 1st to October 17th
Nurturing a strong, positive relationship with our selves is at the very foundation of emotional wellbeing and resilience. This twelve-week course will help you to develop the skills necessary to turn toward life's challenges with tenderness and curiosity, rather than avoidance, anger or shame. Research has found that having a self-compassion practice acts as an effective buffer against anxiety and depression. Learning to soothe and comfort our selves in times of distress increases our sense of gratitude and happiness, and enhances all of our relationships.
This class includes small group exercises, opportunities for private reflection, and guided meditations. You will leave the experience with your own personalized self-compassion practice to rely on during life's more difficult moments. No prior experience with meditation is necessary.
Tuition is $35 per session. (Must commit to all 12 sessions). Former graduates of MSC looking to refresh their skills may take this course again at half price, space permitting.
Creative Self-Reflection:A 2-day Mindfulness Retreat for Writers, Artists, and Creative Seekers
Facilitated by Susann Suprenant, Ph.D.
Saturday, Aug. 4, 1pm-4pm &
Sunday, Aug. 5, 10am-2pm
"Self-reflection is its own form of advocacy, of living a life of intention, of greater attention."
~Terry Tempest Williams
This 2-day interactive workshop offers the chance to rediscover and honor your creative life through guided meditation, writing, discussion, and group exercises. Participants are led to explore, amplify, and express through movement key resonant images from dreams and memories in a safe, supportive environment.
The workshop culminates with a each student presenting a movement-based Self-Reflection to be witnessed by the other class participants. No meditation or movement experience needed. Tuition $120.00.
Mindful Self Compassion Day Long Retreat
Facilitated by Louisa Foster, Psy.D.
Saturday, August 11th, 9:00 am to 4 pm
Does your Mindful Self Compassion practice need some refreshing? This day-long retreat is offered to graduates of the MSC training who are interested in revisiting some of the seminal practices offered in the course. Dig out your journal and dust off your soothing place! We'll spend the day reviewing selected practices and renewing our vow to treat ourselves with curiosity and tenderness. Participants will have the opportunity to determine what content is covered so that your favorite exercises and meditations are included. Tuition $90.00.
Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Series
Facilitated by Kara Cavel, LICSW, Ph.D.
Tuesday Evenings, from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
August 21st - September 25th
"The guiding principle of recovery is restoring a sense of power and control to the survivor"-Judith Herman
Because trauma is often stored in the body, yoga-based interventions are a way to approach healing through a somatic experience in an effort to rebuild a sense of connection to the self by becoming curious about the experience of being. For those interested, you can expect to engage in an embodied practice that utilizes movement and breath work as a way to experience the present moment, feel empowered to make choices, take effective action, and to experience the flow of creating rhythm or synchrony with your breath and body.
This yoga series is ideal for indivdiuals who have an established relationship with a psychotherapist and who attend weekly therapy.
Tuition for the 6-week series is $150 dollars ($25 dollars per class). The group will consist of 6 or fewer individuals due to limited space and it is highly recommended that the participants attend all 6 sessions.
Mindfulness Study Group
Facilitated by Laura Crosby
1st and 3rd Sundays of each month from 4-6 p.m
Join us as we begin Reflections on Silver River by Ken McLeod. This short work is part translation of a revered Tibetan poem on 37 mindfulness and compassion practices and part short reflections on how these teachings apply to life today.
The Group will read together, so there is no pre-reading or homework involved. Copies of the book will be available for use in the study session or to check-out. There is no charge to participate. Drop-ins welcome at any time - feel free to jump in at any point! While this selection is based on Buddhist mindfulness teachings, the Study Group as a whole is not religiously affiliated. No registration required.
Mindfulness Talk & Guided Meditation
Compassion & Peace Over Lunch
Will return soon!