Discovering the Basics of Mindful Self-Compassion

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The MISSION of the Cobb Collaborative is “Engaging, Educating and Empowering the community to improve the well-being of children and families.” Every community has a wide range of needs and Cobb County is no exception. We focus our attention on our three main initiatives – mental health, literacy, and civic engagement – because we know that these areas affect all people.  A community that is mentally healthy, proficient in literacy, and civically engaged is a community that is thriving. It is our desire to see this fulfilled in Cobb County and beyond!  

The VISION of the Cobb Collaborative is “Cobb County partners working together to create opportunities for all people to thrive.” To help further and fulfill this vision, we partner with a range of organizations to help create the greatest impact for good in our community. May is Mental Health Awareness month and we are pleased to partner with the Atlanta Center for Self-Compassion to offer our Cobb Collaborative audience FREE access ($99 value) to an online course for “Discovering the Basics of Mindful Self-Compassion.”

What is self-compassion?

Basically, self-compassion is providing yourself with the same support and understanding that you would readily offer to a friend or family member. Essentially, self-compassion is being gentle, kind, thoughtful and compassionate with yourself as you process emotions and feelings.

What is the goal of Mindful Self Compassion (MSC)?

MSC teaches us to honor and respect our humanness by acknowledging our difficult thoughts and feelings with a spirit of curiosity and love rather than self-judgment or self-criticism. MSC helps you learn to be kind to yourself, even when you feel frustrated, hurt, inadequate, or overwhelmed.

What is “Discovering the Basics of Mindful Self-Compassion?”

“Discovering the Basics of Mindful Self-Compassion” is an online course presented in two-modules, plus an introduction. This course explores the basic concepts of Mindful Self-Compassion and the empirical science that supports its effectiveness. You will discover how your own physiology provides the means for you to comfort yourself in times of stress and pain. But this class is not just theoretical. You will also gain experience with the concrete practices of Mindful Self-Compassion that you can make a part of your regular routine. When used over time, these practices have the ability to transform your relationship to yourself in powerful ways.

How long is the course?

There is a brief introduction section to the course and then each module is less than 20 minutes in duration. So, this is something you can do on your lunch break, for instance.

How do I gain FREE access to this course?

Diane Hilleary of the Atlanta Center for Self-Compassion has graciously offered our Cobb Collaborative audience FREE access to this $99 value course via a promotional code that can be attained by emailing Cobb Collaborative Executive Director Irene Barton at IBarton@cobbcollaborative.org. Once you have this code, all you have to do is go to the course website and enter the code to gain free access to this impactful online training.

How can I learn more about self-compassion?

We encourage you to visit the website for the Atlanta Center for Self-Compassion to learn more about who they are and the work they do.

Thanks to Diane Hilleary at the Atlanta Center for Self-Compassion for partnering with us to offer this powerful training to our Cobb Collaborative audience.
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