“And I said to my body softly: ‘I want to be your friend.’ It took a long breath and replied, ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.’ ”
How do you treat your body?
❗ Do you sneer and CONDEMN your body no matter how much it does for you?
❗ Do you make UNREASONABLE DEMANDS on it?
❗ Do you PUNISH it with a gruelling schedule?
❗ Do you insist it works harder, longer and with LESS SLEEP?
❗ Do you constantly CRITICISE it?
❗ Are you TIRED of beating yourself and your body up?
❗ Are you ever satisfied with your body or do you spend all your time JUDGING it?
Do you want to change this? Are you ready to change this?
"Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.”
~ Brene Brown
Compassionate Body is a 6-month programme for women wanting a kinder, healthier and more compassionate relationship with their body. It is open to any woman who has struggled or is struggling with their weight, their body image, physical pain or simply feeling happy and relaxed in their own skin.
We gently address ways to befriend your body and learn to treat her as we would a dear friend, with kindness, patience and respect. This is a confidential space where you will be safe to ‘undress’ your pain and suffering, gently explore your edges and move lovingly toward a warmer relationship with your body.
"Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” ~ Jim Rohn
What if you could love and respect your body as you would your best friend?
This programme does not aim to ‘fix’ whatever you perceive to be ‘the problem’ with your body. Rather, it brings a new awareness, appreciation and compassionate response to whatever the body is presenting. It promises a sense of peace with your body as you develop a kind and loving relationship, one gentle breath at a time.
This programme is only for open, courageous and willing hearts!
💜 Are you ready to embrace a new way of being with your body, regardless of its ‘condition’?
💜 Are you ready and willing to ‘meet’ your critical voice that judges your body and makes you wrong?
💜 Are you ready to give up the ‘fight’ with your body and once and for all ‘make friends’ with your body?
What if your body was not your greatest enemy, but rather your greatest ally!
Join Kathryn Lovewell and Liz Walker for the adventure of your life!
“First act of love is to breathe in and go home to your body. To be aware of your body is the beginning of self-love.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Only Graduates of the Mindful Self-Compassion 8-session course (8 week or 5 day Intensive) training can apply. Places are limited to a small number of participants per programme. 25 years and over. Women only. You are warmly invited to join this exclusive programme “Making Friends with your Body.” We are taking applications from those who wish to befriend their body and have a kinder, more peaceful relationship with their body, inside and out.
This programme is for you if…
☹️ You struggle with your body image
☹️ You beat yourself up for the way you look or think you look
☹️ Your critical voice is constantly judging you and your body
☹️ You are rarely satisfied with how you look or feel
☹️ You believe you are carrying too much or too little weight
☹️ You feel ashamed about your body or aspects of it
☹️ You simply want to be happier in your own skin.
We simply ask that you are willing to be as open, honest, and courageous as you can be and to give everything a go in a manner that feels safe and right for you. You must be a graduate of the official Mindful Self-Compassion Course (8 Week, 10 week Live Online or 5 day Intensive format), be over 25 years of age and identify as female.
This programme is open to anyone who wants to change their relationship with their body. No previous experience of meditation, mindfulness or compassion practice is required. This is not a therapy group. We guarantee an experience that will enlighten and inspire you to make friends with your body and bring more kindness to your body. It will provide skills to move toward your body in a more friendly and compassionate way. It does not promise to ‘fix’ what you think is wrong with your body, rather to bring a kinder approach to living in your own skin and a broader, more compassionate perspective to being human and residing in your unique body.
This is an opportunity to learn skills to stop beating yourself up about your body and make friends with the one body you’ll ever own – your own!
“To love ourselves and support each other in the process of becoming real is perhaps the greatest single act of daring greatly.” ~ Brene Brown
Your experience will be...
💜 6 months training led by 2 qualified and experienced Mindful Self-Compassion teachers.
💜 2 hour weekly sessions
💜 121 personal coaching support
💜 Compassionate Body Resources - including session recordings, bespoke audio meditations and more. Available via your laptop or the mobile app!
💜 Online via Zoom webinar – so you can connect from anywhere in the world, in the comfort of your own home.
💜 Compassionate Body WhatsApp Group - so you can stay connected between sessions.
💜 Private and confidential group – where your personal, psychological and emotional safety is prioritised.
Your commitment will be...
💜 121 interview for up to 1 hour prior to the course commencing to establish your specific needs and intentions for the programme.
💜 100% commitment and attendance where you will learn, share and explore the issues raised.
💜 100% Commitment to regularly practice – completing tasks, reflection and meditation practice -as best you can – in between sessions.
💜 Provide feedback about the Compassionate Body Programme.
💜 121 appraisal for up to 1 hour to assess your experience on completion of the programme and how you would like to continue to move forward.
Compassionate Body Programme Schedule
This programme will commence January 2023.
If you would like to be considered for this programme, please fill in the application form here.
Please note, this is an expression of interest for the programme. Let's see if it we are a good fit. You are NOT registering for the programme at this time.