Here are what people are saying about participating in Mindful Self Compassion workshops and working with Dr. Rami Nijjar:
"I attended Rami's Mindfulness Self-Compassion group at a transition point in my life and career. I'd gone to personal therapy sessions with Rami, and I found her to be calm, gentle, and non-judgmental, as well as incredibly knowledgeable and professional as a psychologist. When I heard she would be facilitating this course I signed up right away. I attended the sessions as a bit of a mess, and left as a self-accepting mess! I learned so much about how to live in a loving, gentle, and mindful way. My emotions and thoughts are no longer something that I struggle to control or resist. I've learned to allow space to live with open curiosity, compassion, and acceptance of myself and others. Practicing non-judgement and self-love, even if I'm not my 'ideal' self, is a revolutionary act, especially as a woman. This course made me realize that while life can be difficult, compassion and love for yourself and others is always possible. I continue to practice the exercises and meditations we learned in the sessions and it enriches my life day-to-day. I would highly recommend this course to anyone"
"Committing to this program made a significant difference in my mental and emotional wellbeing. Rami is a brilliant facilitator and I really loved being guided through various aspects of mindfulness and self-compassion. Together, these are two invaluable tools to carry with me as I go through my days, feel my anxiety, and work to be generous with my own emotions. I miss having the allocated time each week to sit down with the group, but what I have taken away is a very worthwhile practice that I hope to keep up and share with loved ones."
"It was a great pleasure to attend the 8-week MSC course with Rami. I thought that the course blended a perfect amount of practical knowledge with lots of time to engage in the practices. Throughout the course, Rami was an excellent guide, she was kind and compassionate and clearly knowledgeable on the topic. Although I felt like I gained a lot throughout the course, with some distance I have a more clear understanding of the benefits of the course. I feel as if I have more tools to handle difficult emotions and I feel as if this course has made me more understandings of the difficulties of other people. I feel as if mindful self-compassion has become not only a practice, but a fundamental way of living my life. As someone who will be working in the field of mental health, I feel as if this course will be invaluable to my future practice."
"A heartfelt thank you to Rami for sharing her healing insights and knowledge with the PACE team. Rami’s self-compassion workshop was powerful both personally and professionally, she created a warm space for us to hit pause and reflect on how to better build compassion from within and as a community. I find myself frequently returning to the exercises she taught us!"
"Rami's self-compassion workshop at PACE was eye opening. Rami worked with us to expand our definitions of what constitutes self-care, which has been really helpful for me in realizing where I need to restructure some boundaries. Rami's demeanor is calming, compassionate and insightful, and she was a joy to work with. I would recommend her self-compassion workshop to both individuals as well as cooperative teams at work."
"MSC positively transformed my way of thinking, and therefore my life. Rami teaches techniques to overcome, thrive, and accept our world today. The MSC course brought great comfort to my everyday life, and a new ritual of self love, care, and attention. Attending MSC drastically improved my mental wellbeing and overall health"
" I loved working with Rami, she clearly believes in the potential of every person and their value to the larger community"
"Rami is one of the most deeply non-judgemental, hopeful, and perceptive people on the planet. Her method is one of expansive listening and thoughtful reflection. She consistently sees the good in other people. She is wise beyond her years and generous beyond belief. She has helped me immensely, and I would recommend her and her course to anyone."
"Taking the MSC course with Rami was a grounding and nourishing experience. As someone who is quite focused on self-development, I realized my practice was missing the ease and warmth of these self-compassionate practices. Rami is an well-equipped and soothing guide through the course. Because of her approach and willingness to answer questions, I felt safe and curious throughout the work, rather than insecure or judged. I highly recommend this course to everyone, as I still incorporate the MSC practices quite naturally and effortlessly."
"Rami Nijjars’s mindful self-compassion course synthesized what I’d gained from sessions with psychologists and forays into mindfulness over the years. Practicing mindful self-compassion in a group setting truly brought home to me, in a much deeper way than ever before, that I am not alone in my suffering.
Rami is a calm and reassuring presence. She answered all questions thoughtfully and with genuine care. Her knowledge is obviously vast and I loved learned new things from her. I had started a challenging new job shortly before the course started and experienced a shocking personal betrayal in the midst of it. Practicing mindful self-compassion was invaluable to helping me cope during this difficult time. I had also thought I would never want to attend a silent retreat, but our four-hour session was a great introduction to this practice. I highly recommend taking Rami Nijjar’s mindful self-compassion course."
"I stumbled upon the MSC course and am so grateful. It's only been a short while since the course has finished and I already feel a deeper sense of well-being and am practicing being kinder and more compassionate to myself and those closest to me. The exercises are simple and effective. And, as a the course leader, Rami is both gentle and strong – a woman who practices what she teaches. IMO the world would be a better place if we all took this course and practiced more kindness and self compassion."