Online Self-Compassion Course
Have you ever compared yourself negatively with other people, or felt that you’re not good enough?
Do you sometimes feel like a failure, or criticise yourself when you make a mistake?
If it’s a ‘yes’ to any of these, you're not alone, and we can help you.
We’ve developed an online self-compassion course which will help reduce these feelings, so you can feel better about yourself and lead a happier life
What the online self-compassion course involves
In our weekly 30-minute videos, we will introduce you to key ideas and exercises based on Compassionate Mind Training (CMT). We'll teach you practical methods and techniques that have been scientifically proven to increase self-compassion, reduce self-criticism and shame, and help you lead a happier, more fulfilling life.
Between these weekly videos, you’ll have access to guided audio practices and reading material to help you along your your journey towards self-compassion and wellbeing.
The course involves:
Learn what self-compassion is, including some common myths about it. Practise how to build the foundations of self-compassion
Find out about how to develop and grow your Compassionate Self, and practise how to direct this to yourself
Learn how imagery & self-compassion exercises can help you to become more caring & supportive of yourself
Learn how to strengthen your compassionate mind by practising bringing self-compassion to life’s day-to-day challenges
What is self-compassion?
Self-compassion is an integral part of emotional health, and involves treating yourself with kindness, care and support. This means relating to yourself in a similar way that you do with those you love and care for.
There are two important parts to self-compassion:
Self-compassion - like mindfulness - has repeatedly been found to be a powerful approach for dealing with emotional distress, self-criticism & psychological difficulties like low mood and stress.
Research by world leading experts like Paul Gilbert and Kristin Neff has shown that by practising various exercises, this can significantly increase levels of self-compassion.
Imagine what they could do for you...
A bit about your course guide
Dr Chris Irons
Hi, i’m Chris. I’m a clinical psychologist specialising in self-compassion and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). I’ve written a number of self-compassion books, including the Compassionate Mind Workbook and the Compassionate Mind Approach to Difficult Emotions.
In my experience, we don’t tend to treat ourselves with the same kindness & care as we do our friends. In fact, we can be very harsh & critical with ourselves, which can leave us feeling low in self-esteem and struggling with difficult emotions.
In this online self-compassion course i’ve taken 15 years of clinical experience as a therapist & developed a short, engaging, evidence-based course to help you become more caring and supportive of yourself
So if you struggle with self-criticism, feeling not good enough or inadequate, this course can help! Let me show you how self-compassion can bring positive changes to your life
How can the course help me?
Research that’s currently being written up for publication has found that the self-compassion course leads to:
This course includes:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes, it is similar in some ways, but with some differences too. This course is based on ideas from Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Compassionate Mind Training (CMT), both of which have lots of scientific evidence to support their effectiveness.
And most importantly, this course has been shown to significantly increase self-compassion and reduce psychological distress