Part 1: Easing your Way into the Course (19min)
In this introduction, the intention of the programme is outlined. Instead of resisting loneliness and thus making it worse, we want to turn towards it with kindness to heal the associated pain of disconnection, vulnerability, unworthiness and shame. A beautiful poem and a metaphor are presented to help guide and inspire you on this journey. You will receive practical tips for how to approach this course and its practices.
Part 2: How do you feel towards Loneliness? (11min)
You get to explore your feelings towards loneliness through a playful imagery exercise. You get to see these feelings clearly and begin to welcome them all instead wishing them to be gone. You are invited to discover the common humanity in your personal suffering by hearing about social factors contributing to loneliness and its potential to help us grow across the life span.
Part 3: Quitting the Blame Game (5min)
You get to understand how blame keeps us trapped and how to validate parts that hold anger.
Part 4: Getting started with Self-compassion (16min)
To be useful in daily life, self-compassion practice must balance being, feeling and doing in a pragmatic way. Experience the three components of self-compassion in the first guided practice.