‘A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.’

Christopher Germer PhD

Jill has an holistic approach to health and wellbeing, and over the years has developed a keen interest in the link between mental and physical health. In addition to her passion for the role of food and nutrition in health and wellbeing, she has experienced for herself, the benefits of a daily mindfulness practice, and specifically Mindful Self-Compassion, on improving her emotional resilience.

Now a Mindful Self-Compassion and Mindfulness-based Eating Awareness Teacher, and with her professional background and extensive experience of working with groups to facilitate lifestyle change, she is passionate about sharing the core principles and practices of Mindful Self Compassion with others, in a supportive learning environment.

Up coming course:

Mindful Self Compassion 8-week course

Please contact Jill for details of future courses.



What is Mindful Self-Compassion?

MSC is an evidence based approach to cultivating the skill of self-compassion in daily life. It is based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff PhD, a pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion, and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer PhD, a leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy.

Research evidence shows that self-compassion is associated with improved emotional resilience and wellbeing, less anxiety and depression, and the maintenance of healthy habits, such as being physically active and eating well.

The MSC course teaches core principles and practices that enable us to respond to difficult moments in our lives with kindness, care and understanding.

What will I learn?

Through small group discussions, guided meditations and experiential exercises, the course will support you to:

  • Practice self-compassion in daily life
  • Understand the evidenced based benefits of self-compassion
  • Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Transform challenging relationships, old and new
  • Manage caregiver fatigue
  • Practice the art of savouring and self-appreciation

No experience of meditation is needed before attending, just a willingness to be open to the possibilities and opportunities the course offers. In order to get the most out of the course, there is an expectation that you will plan to practice mindfulness and self-compassion for 30 minutes a day.

Course facilitators: Jill is a Registered Dietitian and a Mindful Self-Compassion teacher in training, with over 30 years’ experience of facilitating groups in the field of health and wellbeing. She has experienced for herself, the benefits of daily Mindful Self-Compassion practice, and would now like to share the core principles and practices with others. Jane has worked in health and wellbeing for over 25 years and is a regular practitioner of mindfulness and meditation.

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