“I had always wanted to do a mindfulness course, and when the opportunity came up to take a mindfulness and self-compassion course with Julia and Orla, I took the opportunity not really knowing what to expect. It opened up a whole new world to me, giving me tools to handle stress in my life. The self-compassion side of the course was the real gem and both Julia and Orla were absolutely brilliant. I would highly recommend it.”
“I thought the course was excellent, very well structured and expertly facilitated by Julia and Orla. I enjoyed the course and feel that I learned a lot. The techniques and strategies which were explored were very practical and were very well explained by both Julia and Orla- they had clearly put a lot of thought and effort into the presentation of the course. I have been able to use some of the strategies to reduce stress and anxiety- something which has really surprised me!”
“Before I joined the MSC course I knew I was running on empty between work, home, young kids & elderly parents. Much like a lot of people, I was ignoring myself and shutting out my thoughts in order to cope on a daily basis. MSC was life changing for me. It gave me the space & time to actually develop a much longed for relationship with myself and taught me proper self-care.
Anyone lucky enough to have Julia Sweetman & Orla Burchael at the helm count themselves blessed. They gently lead us week by week through the stages and are so experienced in the techniques and explanations. They truly nurture the soul.”
“My experience of the Mindful Self Compassion 8-week course is that it is a very self-nurturing and revealing course. Every week I realised how one can unknowingly be unkind to oneself, especially if one is going through challenging times. The facilitators Julia and Orla were excellent in bringing the group through the process of learning and experiencing mindful self-compassion. Deep gratitude.”
“I was surprised at how much I got out of MSC and found it simple and useful to integrate into my daily life”.
“MSC has given me a better relationship with me”.
“I feel so grateful to have been given all the tools and more, to help myself whenever I need it.”
“Julia -a truly gifted facilitator of MSC course has this natural kindness which helps you connect with her very easily. Her voice is so subtle yet feels like a warmest embrace gently guiding participants through the process of finding their own truth. Thanks to Julia’s attentiveness learning how to take care of your emotions is effortless, you just feel so safe and comfortable in the space created during the course.”.
“Thank you to both Orla and Julia for facilitating, to such professional standards, a wonderful exploration of mindful self-compassion over the last eight weeks. I will look forward to continuing my MSC practices, knowing that both Orla and Julia have provided me with the tools to approach the way I speak to myself, listen to myself and treat myself moving forward. with more kindness and compassion”.
You both were a great role model of caring & compassionate people. Thank you.
I just loved it. Thank you so so much guys. I will be recommending to everyone I meet
Thank you to both Orla and Julia for facilitating, to such professional standards, a wonderful exploration of mindful self-compassion over the last eight weeks.
It was a time in the week where I felt I could structure reflection and a sense of tranquillity without outside distractions (I’ll admit internalised distractions were more difficult to avoid!). I struggled previously to set time aside to pause, reflect and enhance my self-awareness so that I could begin to move forward from certain past experiences that I knew were holding me back; I now know that this sense of ‘backdraft’ was inhibiting my progress to a huge degree. I will look forward to continuing my MSC practices, knowing that both Orla and Julia have provided me with the tools to approach the way I speak to myself, listen to myself and treat myself moving forward. with more kindness and compassion.
Please continue this very important work ,bringing MSC to all!!! Never stop developing ways to bring awareness into our lives for the benefit of all!!
“This was a lovely course, Orla and Julia were wonderful guides being both gentle and supportive. I felt nourished from it”
I joined the MSC course from curiosity, not realising what an impact it would make on me. It was as though I had landed in the right course at the right time. Very powerful and beautifully delivered by Orla and Julia.
“Many thanks Julia and Orla for your skilful facilitation of this course I really enjoyed it. I really felt that people’s degree of comfort with sharing or not, was held respectfully and beautifully and I really appreciated that. I felt that created a lot of safety for us all. I also felt the way you managed the online format was also very well done and seemed ‘expert’ in nature when I know this transition is so new for us all. As I have said previously, I came to the programme knowing that I wanted to be kinder and more compassionate towards myself and that this had previously been difficult for me to integrate into my existing practice and indeed life generally. The Course and practices have supported that to happen and i feel able and wanting to build and grow that beautiful seedling. Thank you”
“This is the place where almost everyone can learn self-compassion. I had so many obstacles to join this session; the language, the time difference, my speaking ability and so on. However, this group allowed me to be part of this group and to learn at my own pace, just little by little. Owing to this course, even though there were so many trials in my daily life as well during the course, I viewed them as opportunities to improve my self-compassion and actually practiced it every time. That was a wonderful moment when I gave myself compassion, noticed what I was giving and acknowledged and received it for myself. I think all we need is gentle intention toward self-compassion”.