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January 2018

Mindful Self-Compassion Core Skills: Houston

January 12 - January 13

Participants of this two-day workshop will learn the core skills of the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training, an empirically-supported program designed to cultivate self-compassion using meditation, daily life practices, lecture, group exercises and discussion. You will be provided with essential tools for treating yourself in a kind, compassionate way whenever you suffer, fail, or feel inadequate. This workshop is relevant for the general public as well as practicing mental health professionals. CE hours available.

Sponsored by Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

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February 2018

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

February 10 - February 11

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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The Science of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, Berkeley, CA

February 23 - February 24

Recently, there has been a surge of interest in the science and practice of self-compassion, particularly in clinical settings. But what is self-compassion, how does it relate to the practice of mindfulness, and how can it benefit yourself and your clients, patients, colleagues, and loved ones?

Kristin Neff, Ph.D., and Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D., internationally recognized experts on self-compassion and mindfulness, will spend two days exploring the unique and overlapping dimensions of these two mind states, with the goal of revealing hose to integrate both into our personal and professional lives.

Starting with the heart aspects of mindfulness--including cultivating a kind awareness of the present moment--the instructors will then move on to self-compassion, exploring why we find it so hard to give compassion to ourselves and how we can learn to treat ourselves as kindly as we would a loved one. Together, mindfulness and self-compassion can create a state of connected presence during difficult moments in our lives.

Neff and Shapiro will also present theory and research on mindfulness, compassion, and self-compassion—all shown to be powerfully associated with psychological and physical well-being--examining their roles in caregiving settings.

This course is relevant for the general public as well as to practicing mental health professionals. 10 CE hours available for health professionals.

Sponsored by Greater Good

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March 2018

5-Day Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive: Sedona, AZ

March 11 - March 16
Sedona Mago, 3500 E Bill Gray Rd.
Sedona, AZ 86336

This offering is an intensive version of the empirically-supported 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. MSC is an opportunity to explore how we typically respond when difficulties arise in our lives and to learn tools for becoming a warm and supportive companion to ourselves. Program activities include short talks, experiential exercises, meditation, group discussion, and home practices. This program is designed for members of the general public. Meditation experience is not necessary to participate in MSC. All are welcome!

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April 2018

Featured Presentation at the Jung Center’s 60th Anniversary Spring Benefit

April 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jung Center, 5200 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006 United States

honoring LYNN H. BAIRD and MARY C. WOLFF chairs PHYLLIS CHILDRESS | ANNE LAMKIN KINDER | SUSAN LAWHON PADON | PINKIE SEARLS 6:00 pm | Underwriters Reception with Kristin Neff 6:30 pm | General Reception 7:30 pm | Dinner and Program Location: River Oaks Country Club 1600 River Oaks Blvd, Houston, TX 77019

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Mindful Self-Compassion Core Skills: Madison

April 27 - April 28
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Participants of this two-day workshop will learn the core skills of the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training, an empirically-supported program designed to cultivate self-compassion using meditation, daily life practices, lecture, group exercises and discussion. You will be provided with essential tools for treating yourself in a kind, compassionate way whenever you suffer, fail, or feel inadequate. This workshop is relevant for the general public as well as practicing mental health professionals. CE hours available.

Sponsored by Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

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May 2018

The Power of Mindful Self-Compassion

May 23

Kristin Neff will speak along with Chris Germer at Peking University, China’s top university, the evening before conducting a 5-day Mindful Self-Compassion intensive workshop. The talk will introduce the concept of self-compassion and describe the Mindful Self-Compassion program. It will describe research on the benefits of self-compassion and teach a few brief self-compassion practices. Both, the workshop and the lecture will be conducted in English and translated into Mandarin Chinese. So, both English and Chinese speaking audience are warmly welcome.

For English-speaking audience, please contact Joy at joy.xiaoyu.huang@gmail.com

For Chinese-speaking audience:

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5-day Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive, Beijng, China (In Mandarin)

May 24 - May 28

This offering is an intensive version of the empirically-supported 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. MSC is an opportunity to explore how we typically respond when difficulties arise in our lives and to learn tools for becoming a warm and supportive companion to ourselves. Program activities include short talks, experiential exercises, meditation, group discussion, and home practices. This program is designed for members of the general public. Meditation experience is not necessary to participate in MSC. All are welcome!

This 5 day MSC Intensive will be co-led by Kristin Neff and Chris Germer , and assisted by Certified MSC Teachers Hailan Guo and Joy Huang. A landmark event for MSC in China. On the evening of May 23, they will speak at Peking University, China’s top university.

For English-speaking audience, please contact Joy at joy.xiaoyu.huang@gmail.com

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June 2018

Talk: The Yin and Yang of Self-Compassion Melbourne

June 22

Research suggests that self-compassion is one of the most powerful sources of coping and resilience we have available to us. In times of struggle, self-compassion involves treating ourselves with the same care and concern we would normally show to a good friend – so that we are an inner ally rather than an inner enemy. It involves generating kindness toward ourselves as imperfect humans and learning to be present with the inevitable challenges of life with greater ease. It motivates us to make needed changes in our lives not because we’re worthless or inadequate, but because we care about ourselves and want to lessen our suffering. This talk will present theory and research on self-compassion, which a burgeoning empirical literature has shown to be strongly associated with psychological wellbeing. A brief self-compassion practice will also be taught that can be used in daily life. Sponsored by The Contemplary

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The Power of Self-Compassion half-day workshop Melbourne

June 23

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 humans and learning to be present with the inevitable struggles of life with greater ease. It motivates us to make needed changes in our lives not because we’re worthless or inadequate, but because we care about ourselves and want to lessen our suffering. 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. Through discussion 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; motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism; and how to care for others without losing yourself. This course is relevant for the general public as well as to practicing mental health professionals.

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