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December 2018

5-Day Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive, Esalen CA

December 9 - December 14

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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January 2019

Introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion, Phoenix , AZ

January 26, 2019

This workshop provides simple tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way whenever we are experiencing painful emotions. Through discussion, meditation, and experiential exercises, participants gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into their daily lives. Learn how to stop being so hard on yourself and handle difficult emotions with greater ease. Motivate yourself and interact with others from a place of kindness rather than criticism. This workshop is relevant for the general public as well as for practicing mental…

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March 2019

5-Day Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive, Pearlstone Center, MD – Kristin’s last North American Intensive

March 17, 2019 - March 22, 2019

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! Kristin will be taking a several year hiatus from teaching intensives to focus on other projects, so this will be the last chance to take an intensive with her in North America for some time.

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May 2019

Self-Compassion and Emotional Resilience, daylong workshop in Stratford, ON, Canada

May 10, 2019

Self-Compassion and Emotional Resilience 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…

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July 2019

5-Day Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive, Netherlands – Kristin’s last intensive

July 7, 2019 - July 12, 2019
Mennorode conference hotel, Apeldoornseweg 185, 8075 RJ
Elspeet, Netherlands
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This offering is an intensive version of the empirically-supported 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program, which combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. Program activities include short talks, experiential exercises, meditation, group discussion, and home practices. 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. Kristin will be taking a several year hiatus from teaching intensives to focus on other projects, so this will be the last chance to take an intensive with her for some time.

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The Power of Mindful Self-Compassion daylong workshop, London, UK

July 13, 2019

This one-day workshop is relevant for the general public as well as mindfulness teachers and mental health professionals looking to learn more about the benefits of self-compassion.

Specific Learning Objective:s

  • Identify the three key components of self-compassion;
  • Describe key research that supports the benefits of self-compassion;
  • Practice techniques to increase self-compassion in everyday life;
  • Motivate yourself with kindness rather than self-criticism; and
  • Understand the role of self-compassion in caregiver fatigue.

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