How to make compassion the
heart of your holiday season

A four-session online course to help you have a nourishing holiday season

The Holiday Season is fast approaching. Are you looking forward to the holidays, or are you dreading all the hustle and expense?

Is the holiday season a magical time for you?

Cosy time with friends and family

 

A sense of wonder

Cute moments

Or is it all about coping?

Endless shopping for presents

 

Relentless commercialism

Decorations that won’t cooperate

When you make compassion the heart of your holiday season:

Your stress is reduced

Communication works better

There is much more space

You feel nourished

Then the holiday season really does become something special

How does this online course work?

The four sessions of How to Make Compassion the Heart of Your Holiday Season are all online with easily downloadable reflections, exercises and quotes.

 

  • If you have an internet connection you can access the content anywhere and at any time.
  • A lesson will be made available each week for 4 weeks giving you plenty of time to work with each one.
  • We recommend about one and a half hours on each lesson.
  • This is self-paced course, so you can catch up and review past materials at any time.
  • You still have access to the course materials even when the course has concluded.
  • You can add comments and ask questions as you go through the materials.
  • Maureen, your facilitator, will read all your comments and answer your questions and perhaps add some of her own.

Would you like to try the first lesson of this online course for free?

Sign up through this link and you will get access to activities in Lesson 1

 

Meet Maureen,
your course facilitator

Hello there!

Thanks so much for checking out this online course.

I have always loved this holiday season that comes in the winter for those of us in the northern hemisphere. It can be such a cosy time. However, the increasing commercialisation of the holidays, the pressure to do something even more special each year and the stress and strains it can put on family life make it a challenging time as well. This is where my compassion practice really helps me. It supports me to keep my heart open and try and focus on what is really important. That is what this online course is all about.

I am the founder-director of Awareness in Action. We focus on supporting people to make meditation, kindness and compassion part of their everyday lives. 

I hope you decide to join me for the course!

The course starts on 9 November 2019

enrolment is open now

Topics covered in How to Make Compassion the Heart of Your Holiday Season

The course is 4 sessions long.
Each session covers one step towards developing your natural compassion

Step 1: Ask yourself: do I have habits that get in the way?

  • How the course works
  • Sinterklaas festival in Amsterdam
  • The habits that we have
  • Neuroplasticity and our habits
  • Working with our emotions
  • Understanding our emotions
  • Some emotional habits
  • Managing our emotions
  • Something to inspire us

Step 2: Make meditation the heart of your compassionate attitude

  • Overview
  • Meditation reduces stress and anxiety
  • Meditation reduces impulsivity, cravings and addictions
  • Meditation increases resilience in hard times
  • Meditation increases happiness and optimism
  • Why meditate?
  • Research into the benefits of meditation

Step 3: Training the mind in compassion

  • Making the bridge from meditation to compassion
  • Try not to cause harm
  • Random acts of kindness
  • Enhancing gratitude
  • Equanimity and its relationship to compassion
  • The things that can block our compassion
  • Looking at the benefits of compassion

Step 4: Put yourself in another person’s shoes

  • Everybody wants to be happy and to avoid pain and suffering
  • Seeing people as just like you
  • Learning to put yourself in another person’s shoes
  • Tonglen meditation: giving and receiving using the breath
  • When you think one person cannot make a difference
  • The methods that we learnt
  • Making these techniques part of your life
  • Some resources from Awareness in Action

Enrolment for the course is now open.

OPTION 1

Course

Course fee $ 50.00

This includes:

  • Access to content, activities and exercises for 4 lessons
  • A variety of downloadable reflection and meditation exercises in written and/or audio format
  • Unlimited interactive emails with the course facilitator throughout the course

OPTION 2

Course + coaching option

Course fee $ 80.00

This includes:

  • Access to content, activities and exercises for 4 lessons
  • A variety of downloadable reflection and meditation exercises in written and/or audio format
  • Unlimited interactive emails with the course facilitator throughout the course
  • 1 individual coaching session by SKYPE with course facilitator during the course. (Normal price for coaching alone $70.00)

OPTION 3

Take the course with a family member

Course fee $ 75.00 altogether

This includes:

  • Access to content, activities and exercises for 4 lessons
  • A variety of downloadable reflection and meditation exercises in written and/or audio format
  • Unlimited interactive emails with the course facilitator throughout the course
  • For two people—each person gets individual access to the course on their own device.
  • Only one person needs to sign up and pay. When they give the name and email address of their family member, they will receive an invitation on to the course.

OPTION 4

Take the course with a family member

Course fee $ 110.00 altogether

This includes:

  • Access to content, activities and exercises for 4 lessons
  • A variety of downloadable reflection and meditation exercises in written and/or audio format
  • Unlimited interactive emails with the course facilitator throughout the course
  • For two people—each person gets individual access to the course on their own device.
  • Only one person needs to sign up and pay. When they give the name and email address of their family member, they will receive an invitation on to the course.
  • 1 coaching session for the two participants together by SKYPE with course facilitator during the course. (Normal price for coaching alone $70.00)

What people have said about the course

I thought I knew quite a lot about compassion but my understanding of compassion expanded into a new dimension after taking this course. I am now able to see myself, and others in a different way

Mary Duffy, Scotland

My day job is both very macho and confrontational. Ding this course showed me how I could use difficult moments to benefit both myself and my customers; very practical and easily applied. I was pleasantly surprised by the combination of scientific and spiritual information, which combined beautifully to give you confidence in yourself.

John Bald, Edinburgh

An excellent course – vibrant, relevant, engaging, challenging and extremely worthwhile. I loved how experiential it was and so relevant to one’s daily life. I learned a lot about myself, and how I relate to others – often not how I would really wish! It gave many examples and techniques for opening one’s heart and mind, and changing one’s narrow-minded, judgemental attitudes and perception of others

Susan Burrows, UK

WordPress Image Lightbox Plugin

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This