Nurturing my self compassion
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About The Event
My friend…care for your psyche…know thyself, for once we know ourselves
we may learn how to care for ourselves (Socrates)
What does self-compassion really mean?
Some degree of pain and suffering accompany us through our lives; suffering, failure, and imperfection are all part of the ‘normal’ experience of life, living, and being consciously human. We often react to these aspects of ourselves by being self-critical and negative and by doing so we can suffer the consequences of anxiety, anger, negative thinking, or depression.
Self-compassion is the very opposite of self-criticism. It is an inner strength that enables us to acknowledge our shortcomings, learn from them, and make the necessary changes with an attitude of kindness and respect.
How does understanding who we are allow us to care for ourselves more deeply?
Dr. Eagger will explore the links between our body, mind, and soul and how, by using our deepest innate, spiritual qualities, we can meet our own pain and suffering with patience kindness, and care. Directing feelings of compassion inwards and learning how to focus our attention and energy on supporting ourselves can become the key tools in self-healing and building resilience.
This deeper understanding of ourselves allows us not only to care for ourselves more capably but also enables us more easily to express compassion towards others and our environment.
In this talk she will cover:
- What is compassion and how does that relate to having compassion for ourselves?
- The components of self-compassion
- How does it work with our emotional regulation systems?
- Some simple practices to give ourselves compassion
Dr. Sarah Eagger (MB,BS, FRCPsych) is Chair of the Janki Foundation, a UK based charity that promotes spirituality in healthcare. She worked for 30 years in the NHS as a consultant psychiatrist and honorary senior clinical lecturer in the department of Psychological Medicine, Imperial College, London, and also worked in private practice for 15 years. Sarah is executive committee member of the World Psychiatric Association, Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry and past chair of the Spirituality Special Interest Group of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the National Spirituality and Mental Health Forum and the British Holistic Medical Association. As a certified Mindful Self Compassion teacher, she is an advocate of a values-based approach to healthcare – one that embraces peace, love, positivity and compassion for the benefit of oneself and others.
The talk will take place on Thursday 3rd September at 6:00-7:30pm.
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