Self-compassion is a powerful practise of turning towards difficult feelings with a spirit of openness, acceptance and curiosity, and then responding with kindness, empathy and understanding. The rewards of learning self-compassion include:
*the capacity to handle difficult situations and emotions with greater ease
* being able to motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
* handling challenging relationships better * increasing resilience and preventing burn-out
* finding more joy and happiness in daily life
The good news is that self-compassion is a skill that can be learned by anyone, bringing a greater sense of ease, happiness and better health. Anna teaches mindful self-compassion (MSC) as an 8-week programme in Auckland, New Zealand, as well as offering intensives, short workshops and day seminars by design.
Introductory self-compassion weekend workshops are also taught at Waihi Beach,
with restorative heart yoga (taught by Megan Troup) included in a magical two day retreat held by the ocean (2019 dates available shortly). Anna and Megan also offer private self-compassion
intensives for groups of between two and six people in an authentic Mongolian yurt, nestled in the bush at Waihi Beach. Ideal for couples, mothers-and-daughters, or small groups of friends who wish to learn these important practises from two expert teachers, in an exclusive and unique setting.
"Working with you has changed the most important relationship in my life .. the relationship with myself. For that, I am truly grateful." Vanessa
Compassion in Healthcare Conference, March 16-17, 2019.
To register see: http://www.compassioninhealth.co.nz
Kindness Matters: An introduction to the science and practise of self-compassion
Kindness Matters: Caring for the Carer
NZ Psychological Society Workshops
Auckland May 7, 2019
Wellington May 22, 2019
Kindness Matters: An introduction to the science and practise of self-compassion.
Auckland May 8, 2019
Wellington May 23, 2019
Kindness Matters: Self-compassion in clinical practise.
To register see: http://www.psychology.org.nz/pd-events/nzpss-events/#cid=884&wid=301
This course comprises one evening session a week for eight weeks, with each session beginning promptly with meditation. Places on MSC courses are strictly limited to ensure small group sizes. Upon completion of this programme, participants will be able to (1) motivate themselves with kindness rather than self-criticism (2) integrate mindfulness and self-compassion into their daily lives (3) have strategies for dealing with difficult emotions and challenging relationships .... and so much morebook me in
This course comprises one evening session a week for eight weeks, with each session beginning promptly with meditation. Places on MSC courses are strictly limited to ensure small group sizes.book me in
Join Dr Anna Friis and Megan Troup for a weekend workshop dipping your toes into the powerful practices of mindfulness and self-compassion. Each weekend includes an introduction to the science and practise of self-compassion, restorative yoga,, and time to simply "be" in the beautiful surrounds of Waihi Beach.book me in
This is the full MSC course in an intensive five-day format, co-taught by Kristy Arbon and Anna Friis. This is a live-in retreat at the gorgeous Mana Retreat Centre in the Coromandel, North Island New Zealand during which the full eight-sesson MSC course will be taught over five days. Accommodation and meals at beautiful Mana are included in the fee. See link to register directly through Mana Retreat Centre https://manaretreat.com/events/mindful-self-compassion-retreat-with-kristy-arbon-and-anna-friis/book me in
This is a weekend workshop beginning on Friday evening at 7 pm with a gentle introduction and "taster" of what lies ahead. The following two days comprise mindfulness and self-compassion sessions with two expert teachers, Dr Anna Friis and Megan Troup, interwoven with gentle restorative yoga practise. The structure of the weekend is deliberately spacious, allowing time and space to enjoy the peaceful surrounds of the St Francis Retreat Centre. This retreat can be either residential ($735) or non-residential ($695). These prices are fully inclusive of meals and tuition. Everything you need will be supplied. Residental places are limited, so if you would like to enrol, you are encouraged to do so early.book me in