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Fierce Self-Compassion Workshop
September 10 @ 3:00 pm - 6:15 pm
FIERCE SELF-COMPASSION WORKSHOP
Saturday, September 10th, 2022, 3:00 pm – 6:15 pm PST
Take self-compassion further!
Since the publication of Kristin Neff’s ground-breaking book Self-Compassion, there has been a surge of interest in the science and practice of self-compassion. But that has often focused on the tender, nurturing aspect of self-compassion, which involves “being with” ourselves in a compassionate way.
But self-compassion can be fierce as well as tender.
Fierce self-compassion involves taking action in the world to protect, provide and motivate ourselves to alleviate our suffering. It means saying “no” to others who are hurting us – drawing our boundaries firmly. Or saying “no” to our own harmful behaviors, so that we can be safe and healthy. It means giving ourselves what we genuinely need – mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually – without subordinating our needs to those of others, so we can be authentic and fulfilled.
This unique workshop led by Dr. Neff explores the action-oriented side of self-compassion including protecting ourselves and drawing boundaries. Prior experience with self-compassion is recommended before taking this course. (If you are new to self-compassion, we recommend taking Kristin’s Introduction to self-compassion workshop on September 10th or else take her recorded Introductory workshop.) If you’ve already learned about self-compassion, this course will take you one step further as you learn how self-compassion can help you speak up and claim your power.