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April 2019

The Power of Self-Compassion afternoon workshop, Wimberly, TX

April 27, 2019

This afternoon workshop is offered in conjunction with full day self-compassion event in the hill country just outside of Austin and San Antonio. 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.

Sponsored by The Cedars Ranch

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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 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 Mission: Empowerment!

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June 2019

The Power of Self-Compassion workshop, Cromwell, CT

June 7, 2019

This workshop by Dr. Neff will be held June 7, 2019. This six-hour training will provide 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 of mindfulness and self-compassion. A lecture on the theory and research into self-compassion will be provided, and several informal self-compassion practices for use in daily life will be taught. The phenomena of backdraft - adverse reactions to self-compassion practice - will be discussed. Finally, participants will learn self-compassion practices designed to work with difficult emotions, motivate oneself from a place of kindness rather than criticism, combat caregiver fatigue, and cultivate self-appreciation.

6 hours CE Approval

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July 2019

The Power of Mindful Self-Compassion, London, UK

July 13, 2019

Join us for a one-day workshop with Dr. Kristin Neff, a leading self-compassion researcher, author, and Associate Professor at the University of Texas Austin. 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 compassionate way whenever we are experiencing painful emotions. Through discussion, meditation, and experiential exercises, participants gain practical skills of mindfulness and self-compassion. A lecture on the theory and research into self-compassion will be provided, and several informal self-compassion practices for use in daily life will be taught. The phenomena of backdraft - adverse reactions to self-compassion practice - will be discussed. Finally, participants will learn self-compassion practices designed to work with difficult emotions, motivate oneself from a place of kindness rather than criticism, combat caregiver fatigue, and cultivate self-appreciation. The 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 (a certificate of attendance can be provided for your CPD portfolio).

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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September 2019

Mindful Self-Compassion Core Skills Training: Kripalu, NY

September 21, 2019 - September 22, 2019

This workshop is taught by Kristin Neff and Chris Germer, creators of the empirically supported 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)program. Participants of this two-day workshop will learn the core skills of the MSC training, which is 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.

Note that this course is a fundraiser for the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion and all proceeds will go to benefit the non-profit.

Sponsored by Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

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October 2019

The Art of Self-Compassion, Cincinnati, OH

October 18, 2019

This workshop by Dr. Neff is the second day of a two-day conference for mental health professionals being held from October 17-18, 2019. This six-hour training will provide 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 of mindfulness and self-compassion. A lecture on the theory and research into self-compassion will be provided, and several informal self-compassion practices for use in daily life will be taught. The phenomena of backdraft - adverse reactions to self-compassion practice - will be discussed. Finally, participants will learn self-compassion practices designed to work with difficult emotions, motivate oneself from a place of kindness rather than criticism, combat caregiver fatigue, and cultivate self-appreciation.

12 CE Hours Approval

Sponsored by Suncrest Counseling

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Self-Compassion Workshop, Edmonton, AB, Canada

October 24, 2019

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 compassionate way whenever we are experiencing painful emotions. Through discussion, meditation, and experiential exercises, participants gain practical skills of mindfulness and self-compassion. A lecture on the theory and research into self-compassion will be provided, and several informal self-compassion practices for use in daily life will be taught. The phenomena of backdraft - adverse reactions to self-compassion practice - will be discussed. Finally, participants will learn self-compassion practices designed to work with difficult emotions, motivate oneself from a place of kindness rather than criticism, combat caregiver fatigue, and cultivate self-appreciation. This course is relevant for the general public as well as to practicing mental health professionals.

Sponsored by CAST Canada

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July 2020

Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training, Online

July 15 - July 26

With Kristin Neff and Chris Germer

This workshop is taught by Kristin Neff and Chris Germer, creators of the empirically supported 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program. Participants of this workshop will be taught over four days (in three hour sessions) online via zoom. May 27, 31, July 15, 19, 20, 26 from 11-2 pm EST (4-7 GMT). You will learn the core skills of the MSC training, which is 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 the Sussex Mindfulness Centre

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August 2020

Fierce Self-Compassion Workshop, Online

August 8 - August 9

This unique workshop is focused on integrating yin and yang – tender and fierce – self-compassion. Yin self-compassion involves “being with” ourselves in a compassionate way, as we naturally do for our friends who struggle. Yang self-compassion involves taking action in the world to protect, provide and motivate ourselves – saying “no” to others who are hurting us, drawing our boundaries firmly; giving ourselves what we need to be fulfilled mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually; and motivating ourselves to reach our goals or make needed changes. It will teach theory, research, and concrete practices from the empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion program, as well as new practices developed specifically to engender fierce self-compassion.

Participants of this workshop will be taught over two days (in three hour sessions) online via zoom. Aug 8-9 from (1-4pm PT). It is most appropriate for individuals who already have some experience practicing self-compassion. It is relevant for the general public as well as to practicing mental health professionals.

Sponsored by Insight LA

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Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy, Online

August 17 - August 20

This program is taught by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, co-developers of the empirically supported Mindful Self-Compassion program.  The first part of the workshop provides a general overview of self-compassion theory and research and teaches key practices from the MSC program. The second part of the workshop is aimed specifically at psychotherapists wanting to integrate self-compassion into their work. Participants of this workshop will be taught over four days (in three hour sessions) online via zoom. Aug 17, 18, 19, and 20 from 11am-2pm EST.   The first part of this workshop is taught by Kristin Neff, the second part is taught by Christopher Germer and Marta Alonso. Individuals can choose to sign up for the first or second part individually if they desire.
Self-compassion can be integrated into psychotherapy by (1) how therapists relate to themselves (compassionate presence), (2) how therapists relate to their clients (compassionate relationship), and (3) how clients relate to themselves (home practice). Self-compassion is a portable, internal therapeutic relationship that can be learned by anyone.  12 CE credits available.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT CODE  NEFF295

Regular full price is $395. Enter NEFF295 for savings

Sponsored by Suncrest Counseling

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