Fierce Self-Compassion Core Skills Course Sept 2

Fierce Self-Compassion Core Skills Course Sept 2


Fierce Self-Compassion Core Skills Course Sept 2





Live Online via Zoom
Mila de Koning & Helle Laursen

Coursefee € 375 

Dates and time: Mondays 7.00 om CET - 9.30 CET
September 2, 9, 16, 23

This course is based on the work of Kristin Neff, author of the book Fierce Self-Compassion, and offers  a unique opportunity for both self-compassion practitioners and mindful self-compassion teachers to delve deeper into the concept of fierce self-compassion. It provides invaluable insights and practical tools to integrate fierceness alongside tenderness in yo0ur self-compassion journey.

For mindful self-compassion teachers, this course will enrich their teachings, enabling them to effectively integrate and impart the transformative power of fierce compassion. Join us to unlock the full spectrum of self-compassion and empower yourself and others to thrive.

This course is open to anyone who has completed the 8-wk or 10-wk Mindful Self-Compassion Course, the 5-Day Intensive MSC Course or the MSC Core Skills Workshop


In the wake of Kristin Neff’s influential work on Self-Compassion, there has been a notable upsurge in interest surrounding the theory and application of this concept. While much attention has been given to the nurturing aspect of self-compassion, characterized by gentle care and understanding, it's important to acknowledge its equally vital counterpart: fierce self-compassion.

Fierce self-compassion entails:

  • Taking proactive steps to safeguard, support, and motivate ourselves towards growth and well-being
  • Asserting boundaries, saying "no" to others who may cause harm
  • Refusing to engage in self-destructive behaviors to ensure our safety and health
  • Addressing our genuine needs across mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual domains

We delve into action-part of self-compassion, focusing on inner work that empowers individuals to embrace fierceness alongside tenderness. Prior familiarity with self-compassion is advised for optimal engagement with this course, which aims to equip participants with tools to assert themselves and harness their personal agency.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore how the core elements of self-compassion translate into actions that protect, nurture, and facilitate change
  • Identify and overcome obstacles hindering the establishment of effective boundaries
  • Harness anger constructively as a catalyst for positive change
  • Acknowledge personal needs and grant oneself permission to fulfill them
  • Cultivate self-motivation through supportive encouragement rather than self-criticism
  • Recognize the potential of fierce self-compassion in driving social transformation

Throughout our program, participants will discover the importance of integrating both dimensions of self-compassion—tender and fierce. If we approach self-compassion solely with gentleness, we risk settling into a state of complacency or disempowerment. But if we emphasize fierceness without tenderness, we may veer towards hostility or selfishness. It's like needing both a strong boat and flexible sails to sail smoothly. We need to have love in our hearts to avoid hurting others, but also strength in our determination to stand up against harm.

Who Should Enroll?

This course welcomes individuals who have completed the 8-week or 10-week Mindful Self-Compassion Course, the 5-Day Intensive MSC Course, or the MSC Core Skills Workshop.

Recommended Reading: "Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive" by Kristin Neff.