Wednesday 9.3 at 5 pm at Arkadia: Beginning of The Choice of Happiness , 2nd seminar of a course by Oana Velcu-Laitinen

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to The Choice of Happiness, 2nd seminar of a course by Oana Velcu-Laitinen, beginning on Wednesday 9.3 at 5 pm (Nervanderinkatu 11)

Please write or call Oana to book a place!

Oana Velcu 0505387404.


Warm regards,


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The Choice of Happiness, 2nd seminar of a course by Oana Velcu-Laitinen

On the 9th of March, you are welcome to the second seminar of the course The Choice of Happiness. The seminar is facilitated by Oana Velcu-Laitinen, PhD and certified coach.

We’ll be discussing about self-compassion, the ability to notice the sufferance inside us and react to it with kindness.
If compassion towards others’ suffering may come more naturally, compassion towards ourselves is an ability that requires practice.

In this seminar, we’ll hear how self-compassion can benefit our well-being, we’ll grasp how self-compassion feels through exercises, and brainstorm about what practices we can follow on a daily basis so we can heal ourselves through self-compassion.

The seminar will take about one hour and a half.

Here is the link to Oana’s blog post on emptiness – an example of how self-compassion can be help us manage the emotional pain.