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April 2017

The Power of Mindful Self-Compassion, Los Angeles, CA

April 21

Self-compassion involves treating ourselves kindly, like we would a good friend we cared about. Rather than continually judging and evaluating ourselves, self-compassion involves generating kindness toward ourselves as imperfect human beings. This workshop will provide simple tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way whenever we are experiencing painful emotions. We all want to avoid pain, but letting it in — and responding compassionately to our own imperfections without harsh self-condemnation — are essential steps toward living happier, more fulfilling lives. The materials presented in the workshop are drawn from the 8-week, empirically supported Mindful Self-Compassion program developed by Chris Germer and Kristin Neff. Through discussion, meditation, and experiential exercises, you will gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into your daily life. You will learn how to stop being so hard on yourself; handle difficult emotions with greater ease; and motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism. Practices will also be introduced to help ease stress for caregivers. This course is relevant for the general public as well as to practicing mental health professionals.

Sponsored by PESI

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May 2017

The Science of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, Tuscon, AZ

May 6 - May 7

With Kristin Neff and Shauna Shapiro

This is an immersive workshop on mindfulness and self-compassion with internationally recognized experts Kristin Neff, PhD and Shauna Shapiro, PhD. These two pioneering teachers will help you explore the unique and overlapping dimensions of mindfulness practice and compassion with the goal of integrating both in our personal and professional lives, including:

• The latest theories and research on mindfulness, compassion, and self-compassion
• The heart aspects of mindfulness—how cultivating a sense of kind awareness transforms our present moment experience
• Why so many of us find it more difficult to give compassion to ourselves than others
• How we can treat ourselves with the same kindness we would show a close friend
• How our shared sense of human imperfection can open the way to being more present with the inevitable struggles of life
• The role of mindfulness, compassion, and self-compassion in caregiving
• Specific practices to help you integrate mindfulness and compassion into your personal and professional life

This course is relevant for the general public as well as to practicing mental health professionals. 9 CE hours available for counselors, social workers, and psychologists.

Sponsored by Sounds True

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Embodying Self-Compassion, New York City

May 19

Kristin will be giving a talk on Embodying Self-Compassion at the Eileen Fisher Lifework Lab conference called Body Wisdom: Waking Up to What the Body Knows, featuring Zuleikha, Kristin Neff, and Tami Simon

We spend most of our time living in our heads.

It’s natural to think it’s our best — or only — source
 of information. But as a result, we miss out on vast amounts of wisdom, intuition, creativity, and brilliance — all accessible from our bodies. Most of us never learned how to read the body’s subtle signs. We weren’t taught how to slow down and listen to what our bodies are telling us. So we shut down, tense up, and stress out.

It’s time to change all that. Our well-being depends on it! Let’s learn the language of our bodies and train ourselves to recognize and pay attention to the cues and messages they are always sending. Let’s discover what happens when we tune in to our body sensations and access what we know from the inside out.

Sponsored by Eileen Fisher Learning Lab

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The Art of Self-Compassion: Accepting Your Imperfections, New York City

May 20

In a culture of endless striving and cutthroat competition, self-compassion might feel like a luxury we can’t afford. The truth is, we can’t afford to be without it. Research has shown that self-compassion leads to healthy habits, lowers anxiety and depression, and supports more satisfying relationships.

Rather than continually judging and evaluating ourselves, self-compassion involves generating kindness toward ourselves as imperfect humans. Self-compassion involves treating ourselves kindly, as we would a close friend or loved one. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention from yourself when you need it the most? What does that even look like?

This workshop provides simple tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way whenever we are experiencing painful emotions. Through discussion, meditation, and experiential exercises, you will gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into your daily life. You will learn how to:

* Stop being so hard on yourself
* Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
* Motivate yourself and interact with others from a place of kindness, rather than with criticism

This workshop is relevant for the general public as well as for mental health professionals and includes practices to help ease stress for caregivers.

Sponsored by Eileen Fisher Learning Lab

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June 2017

Keynote at the Conference on Emotions, Austin, TX

June 3

The purpose of this conference is to facilitate conversations and exchanges of knowledge from a wide range of perspectives regarding the experience of emotions and the role they play in physical, mental, spiritual, and relational well-being, as well as in creative expression.

Sponsored by the Center for Heart-Mind Coherence.

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July 2017

MSC Intensive Training, near Amsterdam, Netherlands

July 9 - July 14

With Kristin Neff and Chris Germer

This 5-day residential program is an intensive form of the internationally recognized, eight-session Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff. It is open to laypeople and professionals alike. Participants will learn to: understand the science of self-compassion, practice self-compassion in daily life, motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism, meet difficult emotions with greater ease, transform challenging relationships, learn tools to manage caregiver fatigue, and teach simple self-compassion practices to others. This program fulfills the pre-requisite for MSC teacher training. CE hours available.

Sponsored by Centrum voor Mindfulness

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The Power of Mindful Self-Compassion, London, UK

July 15

This one-day workshop will provide simple tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way whenever we are experiencing painful emotions.  Through discussion, meditation, and experiential exercises, you will gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into your daily life. You will learn how to stop being so hard on yourself; handle difficult emotions with greater ease; and motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism. Practices will also be introduced to help ease stress for caregivers. This course is relevant for the general public as well as to practicing mental health professionals. CE hours available.

Sponsored by London Mindful

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The Power of Mindful Self-Compassion, Copenhagen, Denmark

July 21

Self-compassion involves treating ourselves kindly, like we would a good friend we cared about. Rather than continually judging and evaluating ourselves, self-compassion involves generating kindness toward ourselves as imperfect human beings. This workshop will provide simple tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way whenever we are experiencing painful emotions. We all want to avoid pain, but letting it in — and responding compassionately to our own imperfections without harsh self-condemnation — are essential steps toward living happier, more fulfilling lives. The materials presented in the workshop are drawn from the 8-week, empirically supported Mindful Self-Compassion program developed by Chris Germer and Kristin Neff. Through discussion, meditation, and experiential exercises, you will gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into your daily life. You will learn how to stop being so hard on yourself; handle difficult emotions with greater ease; and motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism. Practices will also be introduced to help ease stress for caregivers. This course is relevant for the general public as well as to practicing mental health professionals.

Sponsored by ACT Klinikken

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August 2017

Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training, Chapin Mill, Batavia, NY

August 20 - August 26

With Kristin Neff, Christopher Germer, Michelle Becker and Steven Hickman

This 6-day intensive is intended for those who wish to teach MSC, those who would like to integrate mindfulness and self-compassion in their ongoing professional activities (i.e., psychotherapy, coaching, nursing, teaching, etc.), and individuals who have a professional interest in the field (i.e., researchers, administrators, etc.). To learn more about prerequisites and guidelines for the training, please visit the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.

Sponsored by UCSD Center for Mindfulness, San Diego, CA

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September 2017

The Power of Mindful Self-Compassion, Woodacre, CA

September 9

Self-compassion involves treating ourselves kindly, like we would a good friend we cared about. Rather than continually judging and evaluating ourselves, self-compassion involves generating kindness toward ourselves as imperfect human beings. This workshop will provide simple tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way whenever we are experiencing painful emotions. We all want to avoid pain, but letting it in — and responding compassionately to our own imperfections without harsh self-condemnation — are essential steps toward living happier, more fulfilling lives. The materials presented in the workshop are drawn from the 8-week, empirically supported Mindful Self-Compassion program developed by Chris Germer and Kristin Neff. Through discussion, meditation, and experiential exercises, you will gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into your daily life. You will learn how to stop being so hard on yourself; handle difficult emotions with greater ease; and motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism. Practices will also be introduced to help ease stress for caregivers. This course is relevant for the general public as well as to practicing mental health professionals.

Note that this workshop is a joint fundraiser for Spirit Rock and the Horseboy Foundation and all proceeds with be shared between these two nonprofit organizations: www.spiritrock.org and www.horseboyfoundation.org

Sponsored by Spirit Rock

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