Responding with Compassion

Responding with Compassion

“The practices given are lifelong tools which everyone should be aware of”

This course starts with building self-compassion into basic mindfulness practice. Through compassionate imagery and mindful self-compassion, we cultivate positive emotions as a way of building up an inner resource; from which we can approach the difficulties that are part and parcel of being alive.

We then approach the self-critic: that persistent inner voice that is harsh and condemning, and always finding fault in what we do.  What it would be like to cultivate an inner voice that is kind and supportive, and to live life from this place, rather than from a place of destructive self-criticism?

In the course of the journey we move from self-compassion towards compassion for others. Exploring practices which help us find balance and perspective beyond our narrow preferences.

Generating love and friendliness to our inner and outer worlds, responding appropriately to pain and suffering while also appreciating the good things in our lives, integrating compassion into all that we do. As there is a strong emphasis on the experiential nature of the course, there are home practice suggestions between the sessions that include regular compassion practice and daily life exercises.

This course takes place over three weekends, or over one weekend and a 5-day retreat, and is spread out over a six month period. It aims to enable participants to develop their mindfulness practice by training in compassion. The course is themed over the three weekends:

  • Self Compassion
  • Compassion for Others
  • Compassion in Action

“I feel this is a journey and not an end point – the learning is so rich and experiential”

***Participants must have completed the Being Present training.


Weekend 1:Saturday February 6th and Sunday February 7th from 10am- 5pm in The Sanctuary. *This course will be broadcast online for those who prefer. However, if restrictions remain in place:

4 sessions starting on 2nd February and will run every second Tuesday from 7.00-9.00pm on Zoom

Sessions 1 February 2nd ONLINE
Session 2 February 16th ONLINE
Session 3 March 2nd ONLINE
Session 4 March 16th ONLINE

Price: €165.00

Weekend 2: April 10th /11th or Every 2nd Tuesday starting from April 13th
Weekend 3: June 12th/13th or Every 2nd Tuesday starting from June 8th

€495.00 including manuals for all three weekends, payable in three monthly instalments of €165.00

To book, please contact

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