Jane Taylor is a trained teacher of MSC with the Centre for Mindful Self-Compassion, a certified and registered ICF PCC coach, mentor, facilitator and registered teacher who is committed to helping support people change the way they see themselves by supporting them through “(Un)Learning, so You Can Reconnect, Realign and Reclaim Your Inner Resources and BE Whole-Heartedly YOU… One Habit at a Time!”, so we can live in peace and harmony.
Jane began her career as a professional athlete competing on the world tennis stage before finding her passion – learning (or unlearning may be more accurate) and building relationships. This passion evolved in to a career in education as well as facilitating national coaching programs for Tennis Australia and co-ordinating national initiatives for education, before starting Habits for Wellbeing. She is also works with the LCA as the Coaching Fundamentals Trainer.
Jane has supported and worked with over 31500 adults in leadership, coaching, education, emotional intelligence, mindfulness meditation, self-compassion, mental health promotion and prevention and organisational wellbeing.
The Mindful Self-Compassion course caters for a variety of learning styles. Throughout the course you will be guided in a variety of both informal and formal self-compassion practices. Participants will also be given the opportunity to be involved in a variety of discussions and topics (see below for outline) and inquiry-based practices. Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported 8-week course designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. The course was developed through the clinical expertise of Dr Chris Germer and Dr Kristin Neff, a pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion. The three key components of self-compassion are self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and balanced, mindful awareness. Kindness opens our hearts to suffering, so we can give ourselves what we need. Common humanity opens us to our essential interrelatedness, so that we know we aren't alone. Mindfulness opens us to the present moment, so we can accept our experience with greater ease. Together they comprise a state of warm-hearted, connected presence.
Self-compassion can be learned by anyone. It’s a courageous attitude that stands up to harm, including the harm that we unwittingly inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-isolation, or self-absorption. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves.
Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying personal relationships. And it’s easier than you think.
Over the 8 weeks, you will be invited to–
· Practice mindfulness and self-compassion in daily life,
· Understand the science of self-compassion,
· Use self-compassion to live in accordance with your values,
· Handle difficult emotions with greater ease,
· Motivate yourself with kindness, rather than judgment or self-criticism,
· Work with challenging relationships,
· Manage caregiver fatigue, and
· Practice the art of savouring and appreciating you!
And yes this course is trauma informed as Jane has completed a variety of trainings in this space J
Week 1 – Discovering Self-Compassion – in this session we dive deeper into self-compassion – what it is and isn’t, the benefits, the research, misgivings, physiology of self-compassion and self-criticism as well as way to start cultivating self-compassion in to your life. I wonder if there is a difference between how you treat yourself in comparison to how you treat a friend?
Week 2 – Practising Mindfulness – this session, we bring another element of self-compassion in – mindfulness. We discuss resistance and how we can create unnecessary suffering, discovering the wandering mind, understanding backdraft as well as a variety of ways to practise mindfulness in daily life.
Week 3 – Discovering and Practising Living-Kindness – this session focuses on understanding the difference between loving kindness and compassion as well as how to evoke a felt sense of loving-kindness and compassion and how to use loving-kindness to a moment-to-moment experience.
Week 4 – Discovering Your Compassionate Voice – in this session we start to bring loving-kindness in to formal mediation, identify the stages of progress to self-compassion (including disillusionment) and start to begin motivating ourselves with compassion rather criticism or judgement.
Week 5 – Living Deeply – in this session we learn how to use breath meditation to cultivate compassion for self and others, how to discover core values and re-orienting to those in daily life, finding meaning in life’s challenges as well as practising compassion and self-compassion whilst listening to others.
Week 6 – Meeting Difficult Emotions – this session we evolve in to learning to meet difficult emotions by using mindfulness and self-compassion practise and understanding the meaning of shame and how self-compassion is an antidote to shame.
Week 7 – Exploring Challenging Relationships – in week 7, we explore meeting unmet needs in relationships with self-compassion as well as combining self-compassion and equanimity to manage caregiver fatigue.
Week 8 – Embracing Your Life – in the final week, we look at learning to practise savouring, gratitude and self-appreciation to correct the human negativity bias. We also take the time, to reflect on key insights and practises from the course.
What’s Included –
When you attend the MSC course, you will receive the following toolkit –
· 9 Live Online Zoom Sessions,
· 7 Meditation recordings,
· 13 Informal Self-Compassion Practises,
· Articles and Research, as well as
· Access to the (Un)Learning Hub.
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Course Outcomes: · Identify skills, achievements, and career development opportunities · Create and implement career development strategies and plans · Repurpose life coaching skills to enhance client confidence with career development · Skills and tools to support clients through career development: o Courageous conversations o Personal branding o Networking o Pivoting and embracing change
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