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 resilience. 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 an introduction to self-compassion by the world’s leading expert on the topic.
Through lecture, discussion, and experiential exercises, you will learn about self-compassion and gain practical skills to bring it into your daily life. You will learn how to support yourself in difficult moments; handle distressing emotions with greater ease; and motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism.
This course is relevant for the general public as well as to practicing mental health professionals.
Specific Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the three key components of self-compassion
2. Describe key research that supports the benefits of self-compassion
3. Practice techniques to increase self-compassion in everyday life
4. Motivate yourself with kindness rather than self-criticism
Schedule in PT:
1-2:30pm Session 1
2:45-4:15pm Session 2
This event will be recorded and available for viewing 2 weeks after the event ends.
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