ONLINE Mindful Self-Compassion with Alex Newte Hardie
ONLINE – 8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion Course
with Alex Newte Hardie
Tuesdays 19:15 – 21:00
Starts 1 Feb to 22 Mar
About the course
In this 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion Course you will learn the key principles and practices of self-compassion.
Research has shown that these powerful techniques can help improve our emotional well-being, help us to mange the inner-critic, improve our ability to cope with life’s challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, increase our sense of life satisfaction, motivate us to take up and sustain healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and can lead to more satisfying personal relationships.
The course uses meditations, group discussion, and experiential exercises to help you to cultivate self-compassion, which can fundamentally shift how we relate to ourselves and view ourselves. Instead of meeting our imperfections and challenges with self-blame and criticism, we can bring a kind and mindful attention to our experiences (thoughts, emotions, and sensations) and a sense of love, care and healthy motivation (where appropriate) to ourselves, right in the midst of difficult situations. With practice, we can strengthen this inner quality of presence, connectedness, and kindness to improve emotional well-being and build resilience.
Working in a group helps to foster a sense of shared experience – that we are not alone in how we can often feel. This can deepen our sense of compassion for ourselves and others.
Alex has been teaching MSC since 2016. This particular course will be held online.
“Being shown how to give myself kindness and self-compassion was amazing. My inner critic is certainly weaker and I am now able to love myself more. I wish this course has existed 30 years ago – I could have changed my life earlier. Alex is a brilliant teacher” – Kate, Tadworth.
Please note: The teacher and participants will be live and visible at various times via Zoom. There will be group and one-to-one interaction as you would expect in a traditional classroom setting. No prior mindfulness or self-compassion experience is required. There will up to ½ hour per day of home practice of mindfulness and self-compassion exercises recommended during the course.
Mindfulness facilitator, integrative therapist (CFT, ACT, NLP) and naturopath, Alex Newte Hardie M.R.N., BSs (Hons), BA (Hons), C.N.H.C., spent two years as the resident naturopath at the University of Westminster before she joined the Light Centre in 2013.
During her early years in clinical practice, Alex could clearly see that stress and anxiety were the root cause (or primary aggravator) of her own and her patient’s health conditions. This led her to cultivate her own mindfulness practice and study of mindfulness meditation, and she completed her Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy teacher training at the start of 2013 and Mindful Self-Compassion training in 2016.
Since then, she has been lecturing and teaching courses at the centre and around London and has integrated new therapies into her teaching and clinics include Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) , Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Alex is also the General Health Practitioner at the Belgravia branch running Holistic Health Screenings alongside teaching and her naturopathy, counselling and mindfulness clinic.
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 Enter Mindfulness and the Centre for Mindful Self-Compassion.