How are things going in your corner of the world these days?
I’m guessing that you’re still facing a great deal of uncertainty as we continue to navigate this global pandemic.
You might be facing difficult feelings such as –
✓ Worry about when you’ll be able to reunite with your family or have access to a vaccine
✓ Frustration with changing regulations or the lack of guidance for families with small children
✓ Fear about what life will be like six months from now
✓ Grief for everything you’ve lost over the past year and a half
✓ Loneliness as you find yourself without a support system in your current home
✓ Anxiety and Overwhelm about returning to the office or stepping out of the safety of the bubble you’ve created at home (or returning to lockdown once again)
We continue to live in unprecedented times and often it can feel like it’s just too much.
I have some good news for you though. There’s a tool out there that can help you ride the waves of these difficult emotions and navigate the uncertainty of our world right now.
It’s something that’s helped people all around the world, including my clients and myself, and its positive effects are backed by research.
It’s called self-compassion.
In its simplest sense, self-compassion can be described as interacting with ourselves in the same way we’d treat our best friend.
This means it can can help you to soothe tough feelings like anxiety, fear, loneliness, and anger.
It can also help you to see your potential to get through difficult moments in life.
And self-compassion can remind you that you’re not alone when you’re hurting – being human is hard and we’re all in this together.
I’ve observed firsthand the power of self-compassion in the lives of my clients, my students, and in my own life. However, you don’t have to take my word for it – there are also countless research studies demonstrating the benefits of practicing self-compassion.
Beginning to treat yourself with compassion can be challenging, but like any other skill it’s something that you can learn how to do with practice.
I invite you to get started on your own self-compassion journey at this FREE 1 hour online event I’m hosting.
You’ll learn how to get started treating yourself with the same patience, kindness, and encouragement you likely already show to your friends and family.
In this event you’ll learn about:
✓ What self-compassion is (including an explanation of fierce self-compassion)
✓ The common misconceptions about self-compassion that might be holding you back from giving it a try
✓ Some brief self-compassion practices you can use throughout your day, wherever you are
I’ll also be saving some time for Q&A at the end of the session.
Monday, August 23 at 5pm UTC
10am PDT (Seattle), 1pm EDT (NYC), 7pm CEST (Madrid), 9pm GST (Dubai)
This event will take place using Zoom. You can join with audio & video or keep both turned off and just sit back and listen. You do need to register below to receive the zoom link. You’ll also receive a recording of this event afterward.
Are you ready to take some time for yourself and learn new tools to navigate these uncertain times?
Hi there! I'm Melissa
I’ll be the one hosting this free event. I have my PhD in Clinical and Health Psychology and have been working in the mental health field for over 15 years. After working as a therapist for many years, I now provide life coaching to expats, repats, and other types of global nomads living around the world. I’m also the co-founder of the Location Independent Therapists Community, and am trained to teach the internationally recognized, evidence-based Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program.
Through my own experience of living abroad for 10 years, going through the repatriation process, and supporting international clients through numerous transitions, I’ve discovered a number of tools that help to navigate the uncertainty, anxiety, and loneliness that come with living a globally mobile life.
Two of the most powerful tools I’ve found for both myself, and my clients, when it comes to coping with uncertainty and cultivating emotional resilience, are mindfulness and self-compassion.
I hope you’ll join me for this event to get a taste of how these tools might help you too!