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Mindfulness + Self-Compassion for Resilience Workshop
Are you curious about mindfulness and self-compassion?
This experiential workshop will provide an introductory mindfulness and self-compassion practices to cultivate self-awareness and self-compassion.
Self-Compassion is a struggle for many people, given our cultural tendency towards self-judgment and self-criticism. People of all ages and cultures suffer from mercilessly judging and criticizing painful thoughts such as, “I’m not good enough,” “I messed that up again,” and “I don’t like my body.” Although these thoughts may feel overwhelming, we can learn how to work with and lessen them. Through practices of mindfulness and self-compassion, we could learn skills to be kind and understanding to ourselves when confronted with disappointments, challenges, and personal failings – after all, who ever said you were supposed to be perfect? Self-compassion involves treating ourselves kindly, like we would a good friend we care about.
Research shows that mindfulness and self-compassion are strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, coping with life challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying, compassionate relationships. Self-compassion includes the capacity to comfort, soothe and validate ourselves, but also to protect and provide for ourselves, and to motivate ourselves to achieve our goals.
Workshop activities include talks on concepts, guided meditation, experiential exercises, and group discussion.
The goal is for participants to directly experience the benefits of mindfulness and self-compassion and learn practices that could evoke awareness and compassion in daily life.
No previous experience is required. All levels are welcome.
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Community Wellness Coach & Humanities Teacher
I’ve had the privilege of learning from Vy in two courses through the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. Vy brings a wealth of knowledge and practice to each class. I especially appreciated her ability to balance class time with theoretical foundation and personal application. For example, during a lesson on the concept of generosity, I discovered a novel approach to creatively practicing generosity as a mindset towards others. I appreciated Vy’s constant reminder that we are practicing “planting seeds” of kindness, connection, and joy to cultivate in the space of awareness. This helped me to stay more relaxed to simply be with my breath going in and out. I've also learned to open my curiosity to notice and feel emotions more deeply and to practice courage and the willingness to face suffering with gentleness and acceptance. Vy exemplifies the rare quality of good teaching that is not reduced to technique but comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher as practitioner.
I took part in an 6-week long UCLA Mindfulness Meditation course with Vy and it was a both enjoyable and enriching experience. The course was very well structured, combining theoretical background, hands-on meditation practice and talking about our experiences.
Vy is a great teacher who loves to share her knowledge and listen to others. I quickly warmed to her as well as the other participants of the course, so the atmosphere of the sessions was relaxed, friendly, confidential. We had quite a few good laughs together as well. When I was entering the course, I was sort of familiar with the idea of a mind-body unity, and how by isolating those two we can do harm to ourselves, but it was only deeper into the course that I was able to link that abstract idea to my own body/emotions/ideas and the way they are inseparable. I would highly recommend the course to anyone who dares to try and be mindful ;-)
Vy V. Le, MBA, CMT-P, Faciliator Bio
Vy received her training in mindfulness facilitation through the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Mindful Awareness Research Center. She is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher - Professional through the International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA). Furthermore, she believes in the growth of the mindfulness space and is a Program Manager for the IMTA, which is dedicated to the professionalization and standardization of the mindfulness field.
She has shared mindfulness and compassion practices to all age groups from teens and young adults, professionals, healthcare providers, to retirees. Vy is a certified coach through the International Coach Federation and is also trained in the practice of Focusing by Gene Gendlin, a somatic process to help one deeply listen to the wisdom of the body. She has a degree in Mathematics with a specialization in Computing and Business Administration from UCLA, and an MBA from University of Southern California. She worked in the management consulting field and biotech business development prior to commencing her mindfulness path.