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April 2015

Learn more about MSC teacher trainings

April 1, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

To find out more about the procedure for becoming a teacher of MSC, please see the University of California at San Diego Center for Mindfulness.

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Self-Compassion for Professionals, Parents and Caregivers, Los Angeles, CA

April 9, 2015
California Endowment in Los Angeles, 1000 N Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING AS A WEBINAR

This workshop will present theory and research on self-compassion, which burgeoning empirical literature has shown to be powerfully associated with psychological wellbeing. Data will be presented indicating that self-compassion is a powerful source of emotional resilience, reducing depression and stress while boosting happiness, physical health and creating better interpersonal relationships.This workshop will help professionals, caregivers, and parents learn simple tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way whenever they are experiencing difficult emotions. We will also learn how to motivate ourselves with self-compassion rather than self-criticism and why this is actually more effective. Practices will be introduced to help ease caregiver stress and to cultivate equanimity.

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The Science of Self-Compassion, York, PA

April 16, 2015
York College of Pennsylvania, 441 Country Club Road PA 17403 United States + Google Map

Co-sponsored by York College's Psychology Program and Cultural Series, this talk presents theory and research on self-compassion, which empirical literature has shown to be powerfully associated with psychological well-being.

Dr. Neff's talk will distinguish self-compassion from self-esteem, self-pity and self-indulgence, and discuss research indicating that self-compassion is a more powerful and effective motivational tool than self-criticism. Data from a randomized controlled trial will also be presented on the Mindful Self-Compassion program, an eight-week course developed in conjunction with Chris Germer that is designed to teach self-compassion skills.

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May 2015

Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training, Santa Fe, NM

May 15, 2015 - May 16, 2015
Eldorado Hotel & Spa, 309 W San Francisco St
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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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.

Sponsored by FACES Conferences

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June 2015

Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training, Amsterdam, Netherlands – FULL

June 13, 2015 - June 19, 2015
Unnamed Venue Amsterdam, Netherlands + Google Map

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 the Centrum Voor Mindfulness

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Keynote talk at the 5th Annual Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth Conference, San Diego

June 21, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sponsored by the University of San Diego Center for Mindfulness

Targeted to educators, healthcare providers, psychotherapists, researchers and administrators of programs providing care and education to youth. Participants will:

LEARN MINDFULNESS SKILLS, practices and programs that you share with youth in nearly any setting
HEAR FROM EXPERTS already bringing mindfulness to youth in schools, clinics, neighborhoods and hospitals
CONNECT WITH LIKE-MINDED EDUCATORS, clinicians and researchers to build resources and networks of support
GET UP TO SPEED ON THE LATEST RESEARCH FINDINGS and projects, and find out how you can contribute
EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS around how you might bring mindfulness to bear on the challenges of your community or population
ENJOY ALL THE BENEFITS That San Diego has to offer in mid-winter!

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July 2015

Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training, Shropshire, UK – FULL

July 12, 2015 - July 18, 2015
Unnamed Venue Shropshire, United Kingdom + Google Map

With Kristin Neff, Christopher Germer, and Judith Soulsby

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 the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP), Bangor University, Bangor, North Wales

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Self-Compassion and Emotional Resilience, Copenhagen, Denmark – FULL

July 24, 2015
Venue to be determined Copenhagen, Denmark + Google Map

This one-day workshop will provide tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way whenever we feel feel inadequate or experience painful emotions. Through discussion, meditation, and experiential exercises, you will gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into your daily life. This course is relevant for the general public as well as to practicing mental health professionals.

Sponsored by ACT Danmark

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August 2015

Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training, Garrison, NY – FULL

August 7, 2015 - August 13, 2015
Unnamed Venue Garrison, NY United States + Google Map

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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5-Day Intensive MSC Training, Big Sur, CA

August 14, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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 everyone, including professionals who wish to teach self-compassion to others. Participants will learn to: motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism, understand the science of self-compassion, handle difficult emotions, transform challenging relationships, and teach self-compassion practices to others.

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