Course Outline

Cultivate the skill of self-compassion and mindfulness in this science-informed course. Self-compassion is like being a good friend to our self, when things don’t go our way in life. Research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with wellbeing, coping with life challenges, compassion for others, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships.

Course activities include discussion of topics, experiential exercises, meditation, and home practices. The course is an opportunity to explore how we typically respond when difficulties arise in our lives and to learn tools for becoming a warm and supportive companion to ourselves.

Ideal for...

Anyone who wants to learn practical tools for self care.

Note: This is an education program and is not a therapeutic program. If you are experiencing a mental illness or trauma, or have a history of either, it is advised that you check with a mental health professional whether this is a good time in your life to learn meditation.


  • Practice mindfulness and self-compassion in daily life
  • Understand the science of self-compassion
  • Handle difficult feelings with greater ease, acceptance and resilience
  • Motivate ourselves with encouragement instead of criticism, when we struggle, fail, or feel inadequate.
  • Practice gratitude and savouring
  • Use self-compassion to live in accord with your values

What to bring

  • wear comfortable clothing
  • a cushion
  • something to lie on (because one meditation is usually done laying down)
  • a throw/shawl for warmth.

Other information

All courses need a minimum number of students to run. For your convenience information about class cancellations or changes are made initially via email and SMS, please ensure these details are correct.

This course has no current classes. Please to be notified of vacancies and similar courses.