Compassion is the capacity to feel concern with the pain and suffering of both ourselves and other people accompanied by the wish to offer and feel relief. Compassion training allows this natural human potential to develop and deepen. This is the aim of MBCL.
MBCL is a mindfulness-based programme in the form of an 8-week course that supports the development and training of compassion and mindfulness to enhance mental and physical health. MBCL supports individuals to cultivate a friendly and compassionate attitude toward themselves and others. MBCL exercises help individuals to experience key aspects of emotional well-being including warmth, security, acceptance and connectedness with oneself and others.
During the course, individuals are also introduced to some of the background information underlying compassion training and current research, as well as the ways in which it can be integrated into our everyday life. A further theme is nurturing compassion with oneself and others in the face of difficult emotions and challenging living situations.
MBCL can be particularly supportive for people living with depression, anxiety, illness, traumatic experience, and low self - esteem.
Compassion is the capacity to feel concern with the pain and suffering of both ourselves and other people accompanied by the wish to offer and feel relief.