Sydney | each school term | $695 inc GST
- Term 3 course starts 31 July | led by Timothea Goddard
- Term 4 course starts 24 Oct | led by Eva Papadopoulo
Over the eight weeks, we will discover how compassion is a natural and empowering response to stress and distress, and how to make compassionate action our default mode as we move through life. This is a great opportunity to digest past hurts, meet current difficulties with courage and wisdom and cultivate peace.
This therapeutic program will revitalise your mindfulness practice, support your confidence in working with your psychological inner life, and build compassion skills and practices that can be transformative – for yourself and in your relationships with others. It is an invitation to dive deeply into your personal journey.
We will draw on the wisdom of the group, Internal Family Systems practice, Western scientific knowledge, Buddhist psychology and the recent work of pioneers in the cultivation of compassion including Kristen Neff, Chris Germer, Fritz Koster, Erik van den Brink and Paul Gilbert and Bob Stahl.
The course involves:
- an individual phone interview, and ongoing support from your teacher
- a 2.5 hour class, over eight weeks, plus one full retreat day
- mindfulness, compassion and body awareness training
- an exploration of your own patterns and how to transform them
- scientific rationale for the practice
- access to Openground audio app for practice and a 100 page course book
- an optional session online with the teacher to help explore and digest the personal material emerging. (There will be an additional fee for this session.)