**Befriend Yourself! Mindful Self Compassion course starts August 13th, 2017**
Want a sneak-preview first? Register for the Intro to Self-Compassion Day Retreat offered July 16th, 2017
The Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) program is an evidence-based course developed by Kristen Neff, PhD, affiliated with Harvard Medical School, that teaches participants skills needed for greater awareness in the present moment of their own distress or suffering so they can respond with kindness and wisdom. Research is showing that self-compassion is correlated with greater happiness and wellbeing, decreased anxiety and depression, as well as healthier lifestyle habits. Participants learn how to treat themselves more like someone they love, befriending themselves, cultivating a gentle curiosity about inner experiences, motivating with encouragement rather than punishment, and coping with difficult emotions with greater calm and ease.
Compassion is the common thread that binds Dr. Ochester’s personal and professional practice, understanding that we are best able to alleviate the suffering of others when we attend to our own. She will be co-leading an 8-Week MSC course that starts March 2017 in collaboration with Self Compassion KC. Each course includes 8-weekly meetings and a retreat. Visit selfcompassionkc.com to view upcoming offerings.