Mindful Self Compassion

6 Week Introductory Course
with John Douglas
Tuesdays 7.30pm to 9.00pm, September 20 to October 25

Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing—turning toward and acknowledging our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity.

Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we’re hurting. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional wellbeing as well as reducing anxiety and depression.

In this six week course John will introduce the basic principles of Mindful Self Compassion experientially through a mixture of presentations, discussion and guided meditations. We hope you will be able to join us.

“Take the time to give this gift to yourself. We all deserve self compassion and not self criticism. Thank you for the beautiful gentle way you gave us these insights John”. Lysanne

The retreat will be held in our Spiritual Care Centre shrine room, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular ocean views.

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Fee €90
Concession €75

Dzogchen Beara has a policy of not turning anyone away for financial reasons.
Please email info@dzogchenbeara.org to to discuss flexible payment options or request assistance from our retreat fund.

Limited accommodation is available on-site. Book early!
A list of hostels, B&B’s self-catering accommodation and hotels in the local area can be seen here.

Online booking here
Enquiries by email or + 353 (0) 27 73032

Read our visitor information here.

John Douglas
John Douglas
John Douglas first became interested in Buddhist Meditation in 1990 and moved to West Cork in 1994 to become part of the Dzogchen Beara community. As a Senior Meditation Instructor and Spiritual Care Educator, John is one of Dzogchen Beara’s main facilitators on a range of courses and workshops including Facing Loss and Healing Grief, Deep Listening, Self Compassion and Healing Relationships.

John is a Counsellor & Psychotherapist, accredited with the IACP, working in private practice in Castletownbere and in ARC Cancer Support House in Bantry, as well as being part of the care team supporting guests at the Care Centre in Dzogchen Beara.