How great would you feel if you weren't trapped in your negative thoughts?
Do you wake up dreading the day? Anxiety raging in your head or depression dragging you into the depths of despair…?
Do you wake up with a nagging voice judging you before you’ve even opened your eyes? “Why did you push the snooze button?” “Now you’re late already!!!” “You’re such an idiot!”
Do you wish you could just shut it off or at least turn the volume down?
Life is hard. Why make it any harder?
We know how you feel.
We have lived this too.
The pain of feeling like a failure no matter how hard you try.
Constantly wishing that your life was different.
Hating yourself for not being better; smarter, stronger, prettier, richer, thinner, more successful….
Let’s be honest – the world is in a pretty bad way right now. It’s exhausting trying to manage in a world of chaos, restrictions, fear-mongering and righteous social judgements. Feeling constantly uncertain and powerless as politicians continue imposing rules and shifting the goal posts so you can’t even plan your life.
It’s crazy. It’s infuriating. It’s suffocating and to be perfectly honest, blimin hard to deal with. All this on top of your everyday challenges – making ends meet, coping with work pressures, caring for family, never mind looking after yourself, staying healthy, feeling good about yourself especially when you’re overwhelmed.
Life is hard right now. Keeping your head above water is pretty tough. But why make it any harder by beating yourself up and putting yourself down?
And who's got time for this woo woo stuff anyway?
Just don't have time for this?
We hear you.
We’ve struggled with this for most of our life, but not anymore.
That vicious voice inside our head has been transformed into a supportive, friendly, caring voice.
You can have a kinder voice inside your head too.
Now, we can’t change these external events, but we can tend to your fear, frustration and heartache that this global situation and everyday stress brings.
If you want to feel calmer, stronger and more able to cope, we can help!
We have the key to calming your stress, soothing your nerves and building your self-confidence.
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) can help you.
“MSC was the reason I was able to get rid of my anxiety and move through my depression."
~ Natalie Edwards
Can just one hour a week really change your life?
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported programme designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion.
Mindfulness is the foundation of self-compassion. We need to notice, become aware and then turn towards our struggle before we can respond with kindness.
Research by Dr. Kristin Neff demonstrates the proven benefits of Mindful Self-Compassion safely and effectively improves your health by:
- reducing anxiety
- reducing depression
- enhancing emotional well-being
- building resilience
- boosting happiness
This 6-Session Mindful Self-Compassion Programme is a succinct induction for the development and practice of self-compassion.
It will give you practical skills to handle the ‘crazy’ that life is throwing at you and help you feel more grounded and safe inside.
“WOW what a six weeks! The weeks are crafted to get the most out of each session, arming you with many, many tools that can be applied in a variety of ways to live a more self compassionate life. Areas are covered in enough depth that you feel empowered by the knowledge but not overwhelmed. So many of the topics covered in the course resonated with me and I am excited to see where they take me. I would highly recommend this course to anyone.”
Natalie Brett, Parish Clerk
Welcome to Self-Compassion for the Time-Starved!
"Investing this time in 'you' is more important than you realise."
~ Kieran Walton
The official MSC Short Course is 6 x 1 hour sessions. We call it Self-Compassion for the Time-Starved!
- Get the internal skills you need to be kind to yourself when things are stressy.
- Build your confidence to respond kindly when you muck up.
- Feel calmer and stronger even when the brown stuff is hitting the fan!
Learn some core principles of mindful self-compassion.
If you are keen to begin your MSC journey but don’t have time to commit 3 hours a week for 8 weeks, this is the perfect first step for you.
The weekly format allows time for integration between each session. This supports you to practice and reflect, embody the tools and skills in the spaces between the sessions.
Register below to stop beating yourself up!
There are no pre-requisites or prior experience required for this programme.
Both beginners and those with mindfulness experience find this training deeply impactful.
“The 6-session MSC course gave me a new perspective on so many things. Finding out my inner critic actually serves a purpose, realising I can treat myself in the same way I would treat a dear friend and the power of just stopping for a moment to listen."
6-Session MSC Programme Schedules
Monday 15 November – Monday 20 December 2021
Weekly 6.30pm – 7.30pm London, UK (GMT)
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“MSC has absolutely changed my life! It’s the best course I’ve ever done! It has got into every single part of my life…"
💜 are more likely to engage in healthier behaviours like drinking less, exercising more and eating well
💜 take greater responsibility for their actions and are more likely to apologise if they offend someone
💜 are less afraid of failure and are more likely to try again and persist in their efforts after failing
💜 are more likely to cope with tough situations like trauma, divorce and chronic pain
💜 are more likely to engage in perspective-taking and to realise they are not alone in their experience
💜 are more likely to compromise in relationship conflicts and be more compassionate towards others
“It’s blown my mind! I’m finding a positive in everything & I’m softening the way that I’m speaking to myself internally. It’s really improved my sleep too!"
Extra Bonuses & Benefits
✔️ Exclusive Kind Minder graduate special offers
✔️ Ongoing access to the online resource materials on the Kind Mind Academy membership portal
✔️ Private membership to Kind Minder graduate support group
✔️ Access to Kind Mind Academy's daily live MSC morning meditation online practice
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between the 6 and 8 session programmes?
Why would I take the 6-session programme?
Will I learn any meditation?
What if I can't make the dates?
“MSC is a lifesaver especially after years of harsh self criticism and self hate. I can be more encouraging towards myself and even ask for help which I would never have considered an option. I am learning to trust myself and allowing myself to be me with all my messiness and hang ups. Allowance of what's here, with me, in me, has been the biggest gift.”
“Connecting with others in a safe space where compassion for yourself is at the heart of every practice taught is a wonderful experience. I'm grateful to have been able to learn techniques which help make tough moments easier."