ONLINE • Introducing Mindful Self-Compassion to Steady the Heart
July 26, 2020
4-6 pm MT
In these uncertain times, many of us are experiencing challenges that range from not knowing and disappointment, to loss, grief, and pain. Resources we may have once relied on may no longer be as readily available, including our ability to be nourished in moments of ease and groundedness. How do we steady our hearts in these times?
In this two hour workshop, we will explore together key concepts, research, and practices from the empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion program. This program was developed by Kristin Neff and Chris Germer, and can help enable each of us to respond to our own difficulties with kindness and understanding. The three key components of self-compassion are self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and balanced, mindful awareness. Kindness opens our hearts to suffering, so we can give ourselves what we need. Common humanity opens us to others, so that we know we aren’t alone. Mindfulness opens us to the present moment, so we can accept our experience with greater ease. Together they compose a state of warm, connected presence during difficult moments in our lives. This presence can be a way of steadying our hearts, not only for the benefit of ourselves, but for the benefit of others in our lives and a world that needs it too.
All are welcome to attend this online workshop, which is offered by Megan Prager as a benefit for Shambhala Mountain Center. The sliding scale suggested donation is $15 – $30, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. During registration, simply enter the amount that works for you. Donations larger than $30 are also accepted and deeply appreciated.
Megan is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Instructor (MBSR), a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion Instructor (MSC), a Certified Compassion Cultivation Instructor (CCT), an Adjunct Faculty member at San Diego State University, and a Lecturer at UC San Diego Rady Business School. She is also a Teacher Trainer and Mentor for the UC San Diego Mindfulness Based Professional Training Institute and for the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. In addition to teaching Mindfulness-based programs, Megan specializes in developing and delivering mindfulness trainings for Fortune 500 companies as well as for educational, healthcare, and academic settings. She is currently collaborating with Universities to establish and instruct Mindfulness and Compassion courses at the collegiate level. In all her ventures, Megan’s passion and mission are the same: to empower individuals with an understanding of the important role they play in shaping their lives and well being. Megan believes through compassionate awareness individuals are able to utilize one of the best resources they have: themselves.