Mindful Self-Compassion

April 25-June 13, 2019

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported 8-week course designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion.

Self-compassion involves the capacity to comfort and soothe ourselves, and to motivate ourselves with encouragement, when we suffer, fail, or feel inadequate. Self-compassion is learned in part by connecting with our innate compassion for others, and self-compassion also helps to grow and sustain our compassion for others. Burgeoning research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional well-being, coping with life challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships. It is an inner strength that enables us to be more fully human—to acknowledge our shortcomings, learn from them, and make necessary changes with an attitude of kindness and self-respect.

The course is co-facilitated by Mark Dannenfelser and Diane Hilleary.
Mark Dannenfelser, MA, LPC is Founding Director of the Mindfulness Center of Atlanta. He is a Certified MBSR Teacher (Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-GA), a Certified Spiritual Director (Spring Hill College), and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200). Mark is Adjunct Lecturer in the Graduate Theology program at Spring Hill College and is the Contemplative Outreach commissioned presenter of the Centering Prayer method for the Aquinas Center of Theology at Emory University. (www.MindfulnessCenterAtlanta.com)

Diane Hilleary, LCSW, CEDS is a psychotherapist in private practice in Brookhaven. Diane has been teaching mindfulness and emotion regulation skills for over 10 years in groups and workshops. She trained in Mindful Self-Compassion with founders Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer. Diane provides psychotherapy for individuals, families and groups with a specialization in eating disorders, anxiety, and trauma. She is the president of the Atlanta chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorders.

Investment: $525.00
If paying by check to register, your registration is marked as tentative until the check is received.

Included in your cost: 8 in-person 2.5 hr. Tuesday evening classes, 1 full day retreat-7 hrs. on a Saturday, all program handouts and audio recordings).

Cancellation Policy: Full refund if cancelled at least 14 days prior to the start of the retreat. If within that 14 day period, you may apply this amount to another retreat offered by Ignatius House, to be used within 12 months of the cancellation. Alternatively, you may choose to donate that amount to the ministry of Ignatius House. After 12 months, any credits are counted as a general donation. Complaint Policy for Mindfulness Programs: participant complaints and disputes related to provider programs may be made to: The Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and  Marriage and Family Therapists-http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/43 *Medical Disclaimer: The Mindfulness programs are for educational purposes only and are not intended as, nor should they be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice and/or treatment.