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How to Have More Self-Compassion

This two-hour class will give you the knowledge and tools to begin treating yourself in a kinder, more compassionate way.

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Big Self School

Live Class

$ 97.00 USD

October 8, 2020

6:30-8:30pm EST

2-hour Live Class
Live, Expert-led Instruction
Workbook
Access to Online Community

Class Overview

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." – Dalai Lama

Humans naturally compare themselves to other people. We do it all the time - sometimes even unconsciously! Most of us have a little voice in our head, pestering us with questions like: Am I as good-looking as him? As successful as her? Why don’t I have what they have? The internet and social media make it especially easy to compare ourselves with not only everyone we know, but millions of people around the world. Constant comparison usually doesn’t make us feel good - we often berate ourselves for our mistakes, scrutinize our perceived inadequacies, and equate our self-worth with our productivity. Truth be told, sometimes we can be downright mean to ourselves. But what if we didn’t have to live that way? What if we could learn to be kind to ourselves when we fail, to recognize the humanity in pain, to allow ourselves to feel our emotions without judging ourselves? Self-compassion teaches us to do just that. 

This two-hour workshop will give you the knowledge and the tools to begin treating yourself in a kinder, more compassionate way. More than just self-care, self-compassion is how we treat and think about ourselves. It can not only quiet that often-nasty inner critic in our heads, but can also help us better relate to others and the world around us. These ideas can be especially valuable and even life-changing for those who are inherently self-critical.

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What self-compassion is (and isn’t)

The role your inner critic plays in how you treat yourself

Why self-compassion matters

How to manage your inner critic

How to practice self-compassion in the face of difficult emotions

Insights & Clarity

Insights and clarity into yourself from the stories you unearth.

Calm

An easy, accessible way to increase your calm and energy levels.

Focus

Ideas for improving your focus and concentration.

Self-confidence

An increase in self-confidence.

Empathy

More empathy for other people.

Your Teacher

Dr. Shelley Prevost

Shelley is a licensed therapist, educational psychologist, and experienced workshop facilitator. After working as a business psychologist and startup executive for the past 10 years, Dr. Prevost has come back to her roots in positive psychology and promoting her belief that psychology is “soul work.” Modern psychology, in its attempt to systematically diagnose disorders and quash symptoms, has divorced the soul almost entirely from understanding psychological health. Through the Big Self School, Dr. Prevost hopes to change that. She believes that we experience life as whole humans and that arbitrary barriers exist between the roles in work and life and parenting and friendships. The goal of our human experience is an authentic integration of all these parts of ourselves, which begins in a deep and abiding sense of self. Only when we know and appreciate ourselves can we rejoin our soul with our roles.

Your Teacher

Dr. Chad Prevost

Chad has advanced degrees in creative writing, literature, and theology. Being married to a psychotherapist has been another education. A workshop leader and entrepreneur, he has started and participated in writing and literary arts communities in New York, Austin, Atlanta, and Chattanooga. He also has experience writing as a journalist for startups in tech and logistics. He is the author of several books of poetry, as well as interactive-fiction for youth. Over the years, he has innovated writing processes to foster reflection and insight, narrative strength, and authentic voice.

Humans naturally compare themselves to other people. We do it all the time - sometimes even unconsciously! Most of us have a little voice in our head, pestering us with questions like: Am I as good-looking as him? As successful as her? Why don’t I have what they have? The internet and social media make it especially easy to compare ourselves with not only everyone we know, but millions of people around the world. Constant comparison usually doesn’t make us feel good - we often berate ourselves for our mistakes, scrutinize our perceived inadequacies, and equate our self-worth with our productivity. Truth be told, sometimes we can be downright mean to ourselves. But what if we didn’t have to live that way? What if we could learn to be kind to ourselves when we fail, to recognize the humanity in pain, to allow ourselves to feel our emotions without judging ourselves? Self-compassion teaches us to do just that. 

This two-hour workshop will give you the knowledge and the tools to begin treating yourself in a kinder, more compassionate way. More than just self-care, self-compassion is how we treat and think about ourselves. It can not only quiet that often-nasty inner critic in our heads, but can also help us better relate to others and the world around us. These ideas can be especially valuable and even life-changing for those who are inherently self-critical.

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