Two American mindful self-compassion experts are heading to Sussex this summer for their only UK event this year, giving people the chance to learn to be kinder to themselves and let go of criticism.

The Sussex Mindfulness Centre is excited to host the 2022 Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) workshop led by American founders of the programme, Drs Kristin Neff and Chris Germer.

The MSC Core Skills programme, to be held in Brighton, is a workshop with talks, guided meditations, experiential exercises, and group discussion. 

Participants will experience learn practices that evoke compassion for themselves, and the rationale behind them.

Dr Robert Marx, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and co-lead for the Sussex Mindfulness Centre, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming the founders of the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) programme - Chris Germer and Kristin Neff - to Brighton. MSC is a programme with an ever-developing international reach, enabling people in all walks of life to cultivate kindness and compassion in their workplaces, families and lives.  Chris and Kristin now rarely teach together outside of the United States, so we hope you will join us for this unique opportunity.”

Dr Chris Germer said: “Kristin and I are delighted to be teaching this programme together in the UK, especially at Sussex Mindfulness Centre, where mindfulness is so well-established and respected. 

“Self-compassion supports mindfulness by making a safe space for our experience, no matter what we’re going through, by being a good friend to ourselves.  Research has clearly shown that self-compassion is good for us - it is strongly associated with happiness and wellbeing, coping with life challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships. 

“Fortunately, self-compassion can be learned by anyone.  Participants at this programme will experience the highlights of the eight-week Mindful Self-Compassion programme and they’ll learn how to keep self-compassion going in the hustle and bustle of daily life.”

The workshop will take place at the Old Ship Hotel, 31-38 Kings Road Brighton BN1 1NR, on July 2-3 July 2022 from 9am to 5pm.

Find out more and book your tickets here.

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