Compassionate Imagery for Resilience
This weekend is for people with some experience in mindfulness, who feel they may benefit from more (self)compassion in their life.
The ability to meet ourselves with care in the midst of life’s challenges and find an inner resilience, is one that we can practice and train. Research shows that self compassion is a much stronger indicator of a feeling of well-being and self-worth than self-confidence, which tends to go up and down depending on external circumstances. Self compassion – both in its caring, tender form as well as in its fierce, protective form – can become the reliable support to help keep a more even keel or at least bounce back quicker from the challenges we encounter around and inside us. But for that to become the case, we need to ‘weave our parachute’ over time, and we can do that through tried and tested compassionate imagery practices.
This weekend will look at why and how imagery practices work and introduce a range of imagery practices that we can try out together, and look at how practising self compassion influences our compassion for others too. We can explore any obstacles that arise and leave the beautiful and nourishing space of Samye Ling with a new or strengthened tool in our rucksack.
This weekend is suitable for people with some mindfulness experience. It would also be relevant for people who have already done the Level 2 – Responding with Compassion course, as a refresher as well as an opportunity to deepen your experience of compassionate imagery practice focused on resilience.
Tutor: Kristine Mackenzie-Janson and Elanor Kortland
Dates: 3-5 February 2023
Price: £165.00 including manual
Times: 19.00-20.30pm on the Friday evening (after soup at 18.00pm) in-between 8.00am and 20.00pm on the Saturday and in-between 8.00am and 15.00pm on Sunday.
Booking: To book this course please click the booking link.
Location: Online via Zoom or at Samye Ling
If attending in person please book your accommodation and meals for the weekend directly with Samye Ling by emailing email@example.com. They will need to know the dates that you would like to stay, what room you would like (please click here to see the room types and prices), your name, and the name of the second person if you are booking a twin room, your address, phone number and preferred email address for the booking. No room bookings can currently be made via the Samye Ling website.