We are all experiencing, both individually and collectively, an enormous hardship facing these uncertain and disruptive times. And yet, it is known since the beginning of times that everything in life changes, everything ends.
Nevertheless, enduring the suffering emerging from disruption, from change, is a difficult thing. From our own experience, the only way to do it is by embracing it.
And the first step is… loving oneself! Embracing the wholeness of the fragile, imperfect, vulnerable and yet resilient and brilliant self we all – each and every one of us – carries.
This experiential program gives you the tools to hold yourself kindly, first by acknowledging that you suffer, then by realizing that you are not alone in this journey (in fact, suffering is the link that permeates all humanity); and overall by actively caring and supporting yourself in this moment of distress.
It provides a powerful toolbox for emotional resilience in this moment of crisis and disruption that can help us manage challenging situations (isolation through self-quarantine, illness, economic hardship, instability, uncertainty) with greater moment-to-moment acceptance and respond to difficult feelings with self-kindness.
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)
Is an empirically-supported, 8-week, training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program was developed by Kristin Neff, a pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion ( https: //
The 8-week format: Consists of eight weekly, 2 ½ -hour sessions in a classroom / discussion group format, plus a 3-hour retreat. This class is often most easily integrated into our lives and offers an extended opportunity to deepen and solidify our practice.
Prerequisites: Beginners with an interest in mindfulness and people who meditate regularly are both welcome.
8 sessions of 2 and 1/2 hour each from 10h00AM to 12h30AM (Lisbon / UK time) and a retreat day of 3 and 1/2 hour as follows:
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14 and 21. Retreat day on November the 1st
We will offer a pre-course orientation session on September the 29th from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
We practice tiered costs to allow each one to choose according to their financial possibilities.
A. 200 € to 220 € (beneficactor)
B. 180 € to 200 € (midlle range)
C. 160 € to 180 € (I need a little help)
“Every moment of our existence is based on the generosity of everything and everyone around us and before us. ”
– João Palma’s text ( http://www.budadharma.org/ )
Reservation fee: In order to secure your spot, we ask you to pay a reservation fee of € 40.00
In case you cancel until 15 days before the beginning of the event we refund 50% of the reservation fee. After that, it’s not possible to refund or use it on any other activity. Thanks for your understanding.
Any financial difficulty should not represent an obstacle to your participation in this program. In case of financial difficulty, please contact me
Jorge Nunes is a Mindful Self Compassion Trained Teacher by the Center for Mindful Self Compassion (University of San Diego (CA)
He is also an enthusiastic imperfect life apprentice! Https://jorge-nunes.com/
Anne-Sophie Dubanton is a Mindful Self Compassion Trained Teacher by the Center for Mindful Self Compassion (University of San Diego (CA). She enjoys exploring the transformative power of Mindfulness at an individual and collective level through MSC and other awareness based approaches (Stress reduction MBSR, U Collective Intelligence, SPT Embodied movement).
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