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Self-Compassion
Book Club

"I do believe something very magical can happen

when you read a book.” ~ J.K. Rowling

Our Self-Compassion Book Club was born out of a need for MSC Graduates to continue their learning, deepen their understanding and apply their self-compassion practice. 

The main purpose of our book club is to provide a safe and supportive space to investigate self-compassion, our personal practice of self-compassion and differing perspectives to help us grow and flourish.

The MSC Workbook provides the perfect step by step, slow learning approach to support every Graduate to deepen their knowledge and develop their awareness.  This is the core book we explore and revisit to deepen our understanding and practice.

Fierce Self-Compassion; How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive is another rich and provocative text to assist us on our self-compassion adventure.  Whilst the title is specifically aimed at women, our self-compassion book club is fully inclusive and welcomes all clubbers no matter how they gender identify.  We warmly invite all graduates of MSC to join us.

 

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The SCBC is a 12 week course offering a safe, supportive and confidential space to explore self-compassion topics.  All book clubbers are invited to spend the week reading and experimenting with the material and investigating their responses.  When we come together, we share our experiences about what has arisen, what insights have been gleaned and what has challenged us.  We get real about the obstacles that we face when we commit to being more self-compassionate. 

Because of the in-depth nature of our inquiry, this book club is only open to Graduates of the Mindful Self-Compassion programme. You do not need to be a Kind Mind Academy graduate, you simply need to have taken the 6 or 8 session MSC course.

Self-Compassion Book Clubbers commitment is strong.  The sharing is intimate and the insights are profound.   We learn together.  We grow together.  We laugh and cry together.  It is a delightful way to explore and deepen your self-compassion practice and the most wonderful way to remind yourself of your belonging.  We may not have the same point of view, however we benefit deeply by listening and exploring all points of view.  This is one of the magic qualities of connecting through our common humanity. 

Kathryn Lovewell and Liz Walker have always loved the Kind Mind book club and thoroughly enjoy being part of the conversation.  Whilst they guide the sessions, there are no ‘experts’, ‘observers’ or ‘teachers’ in the club. Kathryn and Liz are there to host and support the investigation, they are not teaching or providing therapy. 

Our Self-Compassion Book Club is open to all.  We believe inclusivity and common humanity makes our conversations, broader, richer and more diverse. Everyone is encouraged to share their discoveries, their difficulties and their questions. All participants contribute to our learning.  This makes for a very rich and often profound conversation and helps us grow!

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“I adore the Book Club!  While in some ways it is a lighter way into MSC, I have been touched by the depth and richness of the sharing which occurs in the common humanity clusters and in the group as a whole. I have done the programme several times, and each time I have learnt and experienced something new which has helped my practice to grow.”

Pauline Neary, Urban Escapee & Recovering Perfectionist

 

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The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook

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Fierce Self-Compassion; How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive is a rich and provocative text to assist us on our self-compassion adventure.  Whilst the title is specifically aimed at women, our self-compassion book club is fully inclusive and welcomes all clubbers no matter how they gender identify.  We warmly invite ALL graduates of MSC to join us.

Begins:          Wednesday 22 September
Ends:              Wednesday 15 December
Duration:      12 consecutive weeks, weekly on Wednesdays

Please note there is NO book club on Wednesday 01 December.

Time:              7pm – 9pm, London UK

Please note the clocks in the UK go back 1 hour at 2am on the last Sunday in October (31 October).

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Self-Compassion for Dummies; We often think being hard on ourselves will help motivate us to be better people, but Dr. Steven Hickman’s review of the research finds that just the opposite is true. When you learn to love and appreciate yourself completely (as an imperfect human with messy feelings and uncomfortable thoughts), you free yourself up to achieve great things. This book will show you how!  We warmly invite ALL graduates of MSC to join us.

Begins:          Wednesday 19 January 2022
Ends:              Wednesday 30 March 2022
Duration:      12 consecutive weeks, weekly on Wednesdays

Please note there is NO book club on Wednesday 23 February.

Time:              7pm – 9pm, London UK

Please note the clocks in the UK go back 1 hour at 2am on the last Sunday in March (31 March).

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