ONLINE Introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion with Alex Newte Hardie
Recordings and handouts will be provided.
A wonderful opportunity to learn the core theory of the hugely popular Mindful Self-Compassion Course and experience some of its key, life-changing practices.
Self-compassion increases emotional resilience by helping you support yourself better when the going gets tough. It also helps you to become kinder to yourself if you (like 78% of the population) have a tendency to be highly self-critical. You will also learn to motivate yourself with kindness (as opposed to self-criticism), which has been shown to drive healthier career, relationship, lifestyle, exercise and nutrition choices and the likelihood of sticking to them.
Research shows self-criticism increases circulating levels of the hormone cortisol, which can have a negative impact on physical and mental health (from pain, to IBS, insomnia and hormonal imbalances). Self-compassion has been proven to reduce cortisol, stress, anxiety and depression, and contributes to greater life-satisfaction, happiness and physical and mental health. The session will be interesting and fun,and you will leave with some great skills that will serve you for the rest of your life.
Mindfulness facilitator and degree-qualified naturopath, Alex Newte Hardie, was the resident graduate naturopath at the University of Westminster from 2011 to 2013, before she joined the Light Centre in 2013.
During her early years in clinical practice, Alex found that stress, anxiety, self-criticism, shame and other emotions/states to be the root cause, or primary aggravator of her own and her patients’ health conditions. She recognised that these habitual patterns directly caused physiological changes and drive behavioural patterns that diminish the health of the individual.
These experiences motivated Alex to study mindfulness meditation and she completed her Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy teacher training at the start of 2013, and Mindful Self-Compassion training in 2016. She has been teaching courses at the centre (and around London) ever since.
New therapies integrated into her teaching and clinics include Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) , and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
In addition, Alex is the General Health Practitioner at the Belgravia branch alongside her clinical and teaching commitments.
Alex is registered with the General Council and Register of Naturopaths, the Association of Psychological Therapies, the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, and studied with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion and Enter Mindfulness.