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Self-Compassion for Women

As women, we put so much pressure on ourselves to be perfect. We live with constant expectations that tell us who, what and how we should be. Despite the fact that most—if not all—of these expectations are impossible to meet, we constantly strive to meet them. And when we don’t, we feel inadequate, powerless and isolated.

In this workshop, we will explore the science and practice of self-compassion, and the special relevance this practice has to women.

The workshop is based on research, specifically on the work of Brené Brown and Kristin Neff. It will be conducted in a safe, supportive, and phone-free environment and will involve short exercises, guided practices, personal reflection, and a group ethos of deep listening and friendly speech.

Led by Jossy Jimenez

Jossy Jimenez has a master’s degree in human development and is certified as a mindfulness facilitator by UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behaviour. She has training in Stanford University’s Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) and has completed teacher-training in the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program developed by Kristin Neff and Chris Germer.

She has developed wellbeing programs for institutions in Australia, the United States, and Mexico — everything from kindergartens to large corporations. Above all, she is an enthusiastic practitioner who has a great personal appreciation for the benefits of self-compassion practice.

Earlier Event: 16 February
Women's Yoga