T: (03) 7019 3133 E: info@lydiabrown.com.au F: (03) 7018 3564

 151 Weston St, Brunswick, VIC 3056 

©2019 by Lydia Brown.

  • LinkedIn Social Icon


An Eight Week Course

Jossy Jimenez, MA

Mindfulness-based Wellbeing Consultant

Dr Lydia Brown

Clinical psychologist and researcher


Kathleen Syme Library

251 Faraday St

Carlton, VIC


Wednesday Evenings, 6:00 - 8:30pm

March 4th - April 22nd, 2020

March 4th, 2020

March 11th, 2020

March 18th, 2020

March 25th, 2020

April 1st, 2020

April 8th, 2020

April 15th, 2020

April 22nd, 2020

Half-day retreat: Sunday April 19th


  • Earlybird (bookings before February 5th) $645

  • Full (after February 5th) $690

  • Concession* $575

  • Bookings for 2 $620 per person

*Full-time students and low income concession

card holders

Mindful Self-Compassion is an 8-week program developed by Dr Kristin Neff, the world pioneer of self-compassion research and Dr Christopher Germer, a clinical psychologist affiliated with Harvard Medical School who specialises in mindfulness and self-compassion-based techniques. 

In this course you will learn: 

  • How to embrace life's difficulties with more kindness and wisdom

  • How to extend yourself the same compassion that you would have for a good friend

  • How to self-sooth negative emotions such as stress and anxiety 

  • How to cultivate authentic self-worth that is not contingent on success 

Each session of this course includes a combination of guided meditation practice, and opportunities for group discussion around the theme of self-compassion in a supportive environment. Throughout the course, the facilitators Lydia and Jossy will share the meaning science of self-compassion with you . You will also be invited to apply the skill of self-compassion to your daily life between sessions through use of guided meditations and self-compassion exercises. 

Research conducted over the past 15  years has reported a host of mental and physical health benefits associated with self-compassion. Self-compassionate people are typically happier, and have fewer symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress. Self-compassion is associated with determination, and the capacity to bounce back following failure. It may even facilitate weight-loss and healthier blood glucose levels among Type 2 diabetics. While the science of self-compassion is rapidly expanding, and more high quality research is needed, most researchers agree that self-compassion is a resilience factor that enables us to cope better with stress. 

The 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion Program comprises eight weekly 2.5 hour workshops held on consecutive Wednesday evenings and a half-day retreat (held on a Sunday morning).


The classes are centered on experiential learning. They include guided mindfulness and self-compassion-based meditations, teachings on self-compassion, activities, and opportunities for group discussion.


The overarching goal of the course is to embrace life's difficulties and our own personal experience of suffering with a greater sense of warmth and compassion. 


Earlybird (bookings before February 5th) $645

Full (after February 5th) $690

Concession* $575

Bookings for 2 $620 per person

*Full-time students and low income concession

card holders







Compassion practice is daring. It involves learning to relax and allow ourselves to move gently towards what scares us. The trick to doing this is to stay with emotional distress without tightening into aversion, to let fear soften us rather than harden into resistance.

- Pema Chödrön

Self-Compassion for Women 2.5 Hour Introductory Workshop 

Co-facilitator Jossy Jimenez is running an introductory workshop on self-compassion on Sunday February 16th, 2020. This workshop will give you a taste of self-compassion. For details and to register click here.

As this is a social enterprise, a proportion of workshop sales goes to support a local or international charitable cause