Transform Your Inner Critic Into Your Best Friend
What you'll learn
- An improved sense of Self-Worth and Deeper Self-Connection
- Tools for Healing Past Wounds and Building Emotional Resilience
- Inner Resources for Enhanced Well-Being
- Deeper Connections and Healthier Relationships
- A stronger sense of Direction and Purpose
- Just a desire to be kinder to yourself
A LIFE SAVER
Learning Self Compassion has saved my life. That’s a bold statement, I know. My life has been on a massive roller coaster journey these past few years, and if I hadn’t had Self Compassion as my foundational core practice, I’m pretty sure I would have crumbled.
My aim in this online course is to share with you how much Self Compassion can support you through life. It doesn’t necessarily make life easier — we can’t escape uncertainty and unexpected life events — but it makes life more tolerable and gives us the tools to cope with it.
In telling you a bit about my story and weaving in how Self Compassion has supported me, I hope to inspire you to incorporate Self Compassion as your core practice, too.
How do you talk to yourself? Do you talk to yourself the way you would talk to your best friend? Or is your inner voice often harsh and critical?
Are you struggling to make sense of your life so far?
Feeling overwhelmed with everything you are juggling in your daily life?
Perhaps longing for more meaningful relationships and connections?
Maybe you have a loud and critical voice inside your head that is driving you, but you’re running on empty and you don’t know how much longer you can cope.
Does this sound like you?
HOW THIS COURSE WORKS
This online course is designed to teach you how to transform your Inner Critic and become your own Best Friend, by showing you proven and simple daily practices that you can use in any situation to self-soothe, self-connect and create the life that you want for yourself.
WHAT QUALIFIES ME TO RUN THIS COURSE?
I’ve been there too and I’m now passionate about sharing with others the simple tools and practices that have helped me transform my life into the life I wanted to be living.
After a traumatic childhood, and many years of dealing with the stresses of life, and what seemed like far more than my fair share of family dramas, I finally hit burnout and became depressed.
I had already been dabbling in health and well-being most of my adult life, but I became a lot more determined in my quest for happiness from this point on. Of course, my life is still a work in progress (everyone’s is) but I can honestly tell you that my life has been transformed in more ways than I could ever have imagined, particularly through learning to be kinder to myself.
I have been a passionate researcher and educator for over 30 years, teaching language and communication to people from all over the world, and for the last ten years, I have intensively focused on my own personal growth and healing, as well as supporting others in their growth through coaching and workshops.
A PRACTICE THAT STAYS TRUE
Through my studies of Compassionate Communication and Compassion Focused Therapy, I have learnt that my needs matter and I have developed a strong practice of Self Compassion and ways of communicating that help me to stay connected to people, get more of what I want in life, and have less conflict and drama.
Compassion and kindness are now my main focus and passion in life. I am an internationally certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication (also known as Compassionate Communication) and I have studied literally hundreds of approaches and tools for emotional growth and healing. I have researched, synthesised, and developed these healing tools and knowledge and I adapt them to suit people’s individual needs and learning styles.
What I know now is that kindness, compassion, and empathy are skills that can be learnt, and like a muscle, you can develop them.
With more kindness and compassion to yourself and others, you will have much more capacity and resilience to deal with the challenges of life, more love and energy, and just more well-being in general.
What I have discovered through my own journey and those of my clients and students, is that the quality of your relationship with yourself determines the quality of your relationships with others and ultimately, the quality of your life.
WHAT YOU’LL EXPLORE IN THIS COURSE
The negative impact of our Inner Critic and how it can hold us back;
The role of the Inner Critic and how to develop more awareness of whether it’s really motivating you or hindering you;
Why it’s helpful to meet your Inner Critic so that you can start to really listen to what it’s saying and start to change the way it speaks to you;
Expand your awareness of the Energy of Language and the impact that words can have on the felt sense in our bodies;
Increase your Emotional Literacy so that you can start to connect more deeply with your true feelings rather than being stuck in your thoughts and judgements;
How to live a life that is more deeply aligned with your core values through connecting with the beauty of the Universal Human Needs;
Learn a kinder way to guide yourself through life with Compassionate Self-Correction rather than Self-Criticism;
Why it’s important to Lean Into your Shadows and embrace the darker parts of yourself with love and kindness;
Learn some practical skills for emotional Self-Regulation when you are feeling really reactive;
How to develop a Compassionate Self-Image and become your own Best Friend so that you can move forward in your life with more kindness to yourself and others;
Develop a practice of Self Appreciation to improve your self-image and grow your self-love.
HOW YOU CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS COURSE
This course is for anyone who wants to cultivate a little more kindness to themselves, because ultimately this will impact who you are in the world, how you are in the world and the impact that you have on the world around you.
Self-love is really the foundation for life. Your relationship with yourself is a direct reflection of your relationship with others and how you experience life.
By transforming your relationship with yourself, you literally can transform your life and even begin to change the world.
So I invite you to join me in cultivating more kindness in the world by starting with learning to be kinder to yourself.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who is highly self-critical
- Anyone who has low self-esteem
- Anyone who lacks self-confidence
- Anyone who suffers from anxiety or depression
- Anyone who is anxious in social situations
- Anyone who is suffering from overwhelm or burnout
- Anyone who has a low tolerance for stress
- Anyone who feels creatively blocked
- Anyone who is longing for more meaning and purpose in life
Paul Jenkins is a bestselling course creator. The courses you'll find here were made by or in partnership with him, using the instructional and production method he uses.
Filippa Araki is passionate about sharing the tools and insights of Compassionate Communication and Compassion Focused Therapy that have transformed her inner and outer life.
Through decades of personal questing and growth, Filippa has gained personal experience of the radical difference that conscious communication skills make in relating to self, others and the environment.
By developing an inner space of self-compassion and understanding, we bring more love, acceptance, and integrity to all our relationships.
Mother of two, educator for over 30 years, and an internationally certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication (NVC), Filippa supports others’ journeys towards living more lightly on the Earth in connected and sustainable communities.
More information about Filippa's work can be found at The Compassion Lounge.