Mindful Self-Compassion

“No mud, no lotus”

Lotus flowers are beautiful, and the mud allows them to grow.

What does it take for you to grow while feeling stuck in something difficult?

Are you thinking, “I’d get rid of the mud and stop thinking about my problem!” Well, it’s the number one answer, but it doesn’t solve the problem.

Here’s the research. Your natural response, trying to get rid of what is uncomfortable, only prolongs the suffering. By learning how to be with suffering, not as a victim or martyr, you can create opportunities for personal growth, greater peace, and ease in life – you can grow despite your hardship!

The primary tenant of Mindful Self-Compassion is that “suffering is part of life.” The degree of suffering is linked to our individual experiences. The suffering that comes from losing a loved one is more profound and more complex than the suffering or discomfort that arises when we have a personal disappointment.

Developing a Mindful Self-Compassion practice allows you to be with life’s suffering, as it is, while also having the capacity to live your life and grow.

SIgn-up to learn more about booking Andrea’s
Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop.

Listen to Christopher Germer, PhD (co-creator of the Mindful Self-Compassion Program) describe Mindful Self-Compassion.
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