“One of the most important elements of self-compassion is the recognition of our shared humanity.” —Kristen Neff
I offer groups because I am always amazed at how the group experience can enable individuals to grow and heal together in a supportive setting. When we are going through a difficult time, we often feel inadequate and isolated, and we don’t reach out. I love facilitating these groups because I have seen the incredible healing power of people coming together with a common intention of being kinder to ourselves and developing the inner resources to move through life in a more connected way. The bonding and sense of belonging that come from experiencing our common humanity — in other words, our imperfections and struggles — is a powerful antidote to feelings of loneliness and difference. It helps us accept and feel compassion for both ourselves and others.
Limited to eight participants, this psychoeducational support group is designed for people in transition who want to develop the tools needed to deepen their sense of presence and ability to create loving relationships.
It doesn’t take much to be self-critical. When we’re feeling anxious, depressed, angry, or hurt, it’s probably because we aren’t liking ourselves at that moment. Self-compassion is an antidote to much of the anxiety we experience.