Mon, 09 May


Online via zoom

Charity Series - Susie Hooper: Increasing our Self-Compassion

Charity Series 2022. All proceeds go to charity. TONIGHT'S GUEST: SUSIE HOOPER Workshop on self compassion and gratitude. We are guided through a loving breath work, we will generate gratitude in our daily life and learn about the three main components of self compasison.

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Charity Series - Susie Hooper: Increasing our Self-Compassion

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09 May, 19:00 – 20:30 CEST

Online via zoom

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Susie was born and brought up in Watford, England. Over 15 years ago she  moved to Scotland, and lives near Falkirk - not far from the amazing  Falkirk Wheel and Kelpies.

In 2010, Susie was introduced to mindfulness within her role as a Criminal Justice Social Worker, delivering group-work to men who have committed sexual offences. Initially, the aim of this was to introduce mindfulness to clients, however, Susie found practising mindfulness to be extremely beneficial, and started on her own mindfulness journey.

After several years of practice, Susie undertook the One Year Teacher Training course with Youth Mindfulness. She has been facilitating mindfulness sessions within her local community since January 2017. At the start of 2021, Susie left her role as a Social Worker to commit to teaching mindfulness full-time. She's loving this next stage of her life, devoting her time to Pause & Breathe CIC. Pause & Breathe CIC is a wellbeing not-for-profit organisation based on Eastern philosophy, run by Susie Hooper and Phil Blackburn. They love working with a variety of organisations and charities, focusing on improving mental, physical and emotional health.

Read more about Pause & Breathe CIC here:

Tonight's Theme: Increasing our Self-Compassion

Welcome to a workshop based on self-compassion and gratitude.

Self-compassion  practices can help us to move past our inner-critics - which can often  be loud and destructive. When we practice self-compassion we start to  become kinder to ourselves when we're struggling, which can help to  increase our motivation and feelings of self-worth. Interestingly,  self-compassion also has a positive impact on our close relationships.  The more we start to value ourselves, the more others do too. Also, when  we're nicer to ourselves we have more capacity to be open and giving to  others.

Increasing  our gratitude can also increase our levels of self-compassion and vice  versa. There is a wealth of research now about the positive effects of  gratitude. When we really experience gratitude, it increases our  pleasant emotions. It's associated with higher levels of happiness.  Interestingly, it also helps us to be more able to deal with adversity,  to enjoy good experiences and to build strong relationships.

In  this workshop, Susie will lead us through an affectionate breathing  practice, help us to generate gratitude for the big and small things in  our lives and talk us through the 3 main components of self-compassion.  It would be helpful to have a set up where practising meditation will be  comfortable.<