Cultivating Self-Compassion

June 22, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The new series format on cultivating inner strengths allows us to explore key topics in-depth with more in-class mindfulness practices.  First series of the summer: four weeks on the benefits of self-compassion!

Thursdays, June 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd, 10:30 – 11:30am, Pre-registration required.

Self-compassion is a key inner-strength that supports confidence and an overall sense of well-being while at the same time buffering us from effects of life’s inevitable challenges through enhanced resiliency and equanimity.  In this series we explore ways to grow a sense of being on your own side and practicing self-nurturing.  We will learn how to silence an over-vocal inner-critic and create an enriching voice of inner-guidance.  As we cultivate self-compassion we enhance our goodwill toward others in powerful and positive ways.  Classes explore the teachings of several Buddhist psychologists, in particular Dr. Rick Hanson, author of Buddha’s Brain and Hardwiring Happiness.  Each class includes presentation, discussion, and guided practices.  You may want to bring a notebook and pen.

$69 for complete 4-week series.  Register by May 30th. Pre-registration is required. Please feel free to contact Ellen with questions or to register at

Instructor:  Ellen Donoghue, PhD, is a social scientist who coaches people on cultivating inner strengths for lasting well-being.