Compassionate Mindful Resilience
4 week - online
What is the CMR course & who is it for?
Contrary to some beliefs, self-compassion is not self-indulgence or a sign of weakness. It is in fact quite the opposite. It is the secret to resilience and the ability to learn from mistakes and become stronger in the face of 'failure'.
Self-compassion involves treating yourself as you would a friend and being more mindful, and understanding of our own situation in the context of a larger human experience.
When we can be more understanding and kinder to ourselves, identify less with the emotions that surround our mistakes, and understand that failure is a normal part of the larger human experience, we become more resilient and successful over time.
The course was created by Karen Atkinson, founder and owner of Mindfulness UK, and is built from the recognition that to help us navigate the world, we need to strengthen our levels of mindfulness, compassion and resilience
It was designed to support those people who care for others, and so it works well for people who are time poor and want to learn tools that can fit into their busy schedule.
The course is also relevant for anyone who is looking for tools and techniques to quieten their inner critic, reduce chattering and negative thoughts and support their overall wellbeing.
There is now a growing body of evidence to support the fact that practising self-compassion, together with mindfulness, supports your wellbeing and helps you to help others.
If you want others to be happy, practise compassion.
If you want you be happy, practise compassion
- The Dalai Lama
What you will learn
How to build resilience through a blend of mindfulness and compassion in a creative way.
A basic understanding of the science behind mindfulness and compassion.
How to use shorter, more bespoke practices and coping strategies to promote higher levels of self-kindness, resilience and empowerment.
The essential principles of mindfulness and simple techniques to build your personal practice, so that mindfulness and self-compassion become part of your life well beyond the course.
Learning and practising as a group fosters connection, helps us see and experience common-humanity, develops empathy and gratitude and creates a nourishing community of like-minded individuals.
Experiencing the course online allows us to share space with participants from all over the world and from all walks of life.
The course is a standalone course, but also works very well either before or after completing the 8-week MBSR course.
Exploring Mindfulness & Compassion
Feeling resourced & connected
Why I run this course
In 2007 I was assaulted and suffered from PTSD. Prior to this I’d never really heard of mindfulness, never meditated and although I thought I had been happy, I realise now that my life was based on reacting to what life gave me, rather than being proactive and seeking out what I wanted. I wasn’t living a particularly conscious life.
Having experienced the transformative effects of mindfulness in my recovery, I developed a passion for wellbeing with mindfulness at the core. I took an MBSR course several years ago and subsequently decided I wanted to teach it and share it’s transformational benefits with others.
Mindfulness has helped me live a more conscious, happy and fulfilled life however it isn't a one size fits all and the addition of conscious self-compassion to mindfulness is something I strongly believe in.
This course is accessible and practical for all and I am passionate about sharing it with as many people as possible!
What you need to know
The course is 4 weeks long and each session is 2hrs 15mins via Zoom
All meditation recordings are included
An e-book and additional resources are provided to support you beyond the course
You will have a 20 minute pre-course call with me so we can complete a pre-course questionnaire and I can answer any questions you might have.
Early bird price - £99
Regular Price: £125 inc. course materials.
Course dates: Next course starts September 2022 - please get in touch to register your interest.
To fully embrace the course and maximise the benefits, it is advised that you utilise the practices and recordings at home between sessions.
The practices on this course are short (approx 10mins) and designed to fit within a busier lifestyle.
You don't need to have any previous experience of mindfulness or meditation and it is suitable for beginners as well as experienced practitioners, who wish to refresh their practice.
Mindfulness training is useful for people of all backgrounds, ages, interests and levels of well-being. The course is practical and educational. It isn't therapy, although it has therapeutic benefits.
After the course participants report....
Having greater control of emotions
Being more compassionate to self and others
Having more headspace for creativity and problem solving
Being more consciously present with family and friends
Having greater patience, being calmer and responding rather than reacting
Being better able to manage stress, overwhelm and anxiety
An increase in focus, productivity and resilience
This course will help you recognise what's really important and to live a more purposeful and happy life.
If you're ready to make the change contact me for details of the next course.