The aim of the CBLC is to help individuals develop an in-depth personal experience of mindful compassion and develop a sustained personal practice with a view to applying this in everyday life.
Developing a friendly and compassionate attitude towards ourselves and others has a transformative effect on our mind and our well being.
Neuroscience and psychology is backing up what wise teachers have been telling us for centuries. We can develop positive emotional habits that make us more resilient in times of stress or difficulty.
We use Mindfulness based exercises and compassionate imagery to cultivate feelings of warmth, security, acceptance and connectedness with ourselves and with others. This becomes an inner resource that supports us in responding to our challenging emotions and to our self-critic which always seems to be there finding fault. Becoming better acquainted with our inner critic we then explore finding a kinder inner voice that supports us in our life and in times of difficulty .
Compassion training embraces our innate qualities of kindness, empathy, generosity and acceptance as well as strength, courage, equanimity and joy. The practices invite these qualities to grow and flourish.
We begin with self compassion for ourselves, so that when we reach out to others with compassion it comes from an authentic place within us.
This course uses Mindfulness as its foundation and integrates wisdom from Evolutionary Psychology, Neuroscience and Mahayana Buddhism. All the practices are available as audios to support you in your home practice and the manual gives you all the course content for you to refer to at any time.
The Dalai Lama’s definition of Compassion is ‘Sensitivity to the suffering of self and others with a deep commitment to try to relieve it’.
The Benefits of Compassion Training
Scientific research into Compassion and the brain shows how it can:
The CBLC package includes:
The day retreat gives us a more time to immerse ourselves in the practices and really feel the effect of them. This can be a great incentive to integrate them in our lives.
After the 8 weeks of the programme we come back together for a follow up session. It's a space to check-in, reflect on how we are integrating the practices, ask questions, get more support and enjoy the feeling of practising with others.
Concessions for low income £165
(Additionally available: Printed manual £9, Audios on CD £6)
This course has been developed by the Mindfulness Association. Sally has been fully trained in delivering this course by the Mindfulness Association. She is fully immersed in her own regular meditation practice, receives regular supervision and meets the current UK Guidelines for Mindfulness teachers.