Courses that combine mindfulness with compassion training can help us develop and deepen our natural human capacity towards compassion, so we can be kinder to ourselves and others. As well as equipping us to meet life’s challenges, compassion is also a gateway to increased happiness.
In compassion-based courses, kindness and compassion are taught more front and centre than they are in MBSR and MBCT, and there is more focus on developing these qualities. Our ability to meet challenging experiences with compassion – instead of criticism and judgment – is gently developed through particular practices and exercises, alongside a focus on pleasant experiences and development of positive emotions.
CMRP no longer offers compassion-based events. However, if you are interested in finding out more about compassion, we recommend that you visit the website of The Mindfulness Network.
The Mindfulness Network offers a wide range of residential and non-residential compassion-based retreats and teacher training courses in both:
• Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)
• Mindfulness-based Compassionate Living (MBCL)
To find out more about MSC and MBCL, and to see their full list of events, please visit The Mindfulness Network website at www.mindfulness-compassion.org.uk.