Mindfulness: Finding self-compassion in an emotionally turbulent world

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Self-criticism is associated with reduced performance and increased levels of rumination and procrastination.

One of the most common reactions to mistakes is criticism. Most of us are very good at being kind and understanding toward others, but not toward ourselves. We all have our inner critic, that critical voice inside us that brings us down.

Each negative feeling is, on average, three times as powerful as a positive one. When self-compassionate, we are kind to ourselves rather than harshly self-critical. We treat ourselves in the same way we would treat a good friend.

Self-compassion consists of three components:

  • Being kind to ourselves when we suffer
  • Framing our experience of imperfection in light of the shared human experience
  • Being mindfully aware of our negative thoughts and emotions

Through practice, we aim to give self-judgement less energy and thought. When we become capable of letting go of any grasping and aversion that arises, we become capable of containing the emotions and letting them go.

Join us for an enlightening Mindfulness session which will provide the tools and practice to calm the mind. We will learn to acknowledge our inner critic and shift our attention elsewhere. By reacting positively to setbacks, we can learn how it feels to become emotionally resilient so we can thrive in a turbulent world.

Key learnings:

  1. Understand how mindfulness greatly enhances emotional wellbeing by boosting happiness & optimism, reducing anxiety and depression
  2. Learn how mindfulness can help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise
  3. Leave the session with greater ease and less stress in our daily lives and more life satisfaction