Give Yourself A Break: Helping Your Inner Critic Become Your Compassionate Friend
Self-compassion is having the same concern for our own pain and welfare as we would have for someone else’s. Out of self-compassion flow self-care and protection from harm. It is the idea that we can be kind to ourselves when we fail and treat ourselves with the caring sup- port we would give another who is struggling. Self-compassion is a balance of truth with grace. Self-compassion is absolutely essential for healthy, balanced living. It provides huge benefits including emotional resiliency, stress reduction, contentment, and healthier relationships. Without it we are vulnerable to the opinions of others and find it difficult to deal with and let go of our mistakes.
Self-compassion increases resilience and self-worth, aids in stress reduction, and helps us recover from painful experiences. Come as we talk about self compassion within the context of scripture and Christian faith.
Don’t make an excuse – take care of yourself…
Under the direction of Dr. Robyn Goggs, Associate Pastor and Director of Women’s Ministries, several women of our church will lead a retreat that will bring renewal in your own walk with God. There will be large and small group experiences, and plenty of space to exercise, play, rest, be with others, or to simply be alone as you seek space with God.
When: Friday-Sunday, September 14-16. The retreat begins with dinner at 6pm Friday evening, but participants can arrive as early as 4:30 to check into their rooms. Our time will end on Sunday by noon.
Who: Women of all ages and walks of life. Participants do not have to be members of Church of the Servant. The retreat center space is limited to 90 participants and reservations will be taken as they are received.
Accommodations: The breathtaking scenery of early autumn in the Arbuckle Mountains will be our gathering space for the fall women’s retreat. Surrounded by undisturbed beauty, the Chickasaw Retreat Center is tucked in between the Lake of the Arbuckles and the Arbuckle Mountains. It is an easy 1 and 1/2 hour drive from Oklahoma City, just outside Sulphur, Oklahoma.
Cost: $199 Based on double occupancy, some rooms have king size beds. This reg- istration includes two nights in a room, all meals during the retreat, and all retreat materials. Lunch will not be served on Sunday.
For questions, contact Susie Cobden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register online today! www.churchoftheservant.com/events