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February 2018

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

February 10, 2018 - February 11, 2018

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, 2018 - February 24, 2018

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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June 2018

The Power of Self-Compassion half-day workshop Melbourne

June 23, 2018

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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The Power of Mindful Self-Compassion daylong workshop Sydney

June 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

This one-day workshop will provide simple tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way whenever we are experiencing painful emotions. Through discussion, meditation, and experiential exercises, you will gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into your daily life.

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September 2018

Practicing Self-Compassion daylong workshop San Francisco

September 22, 2018

In a culture of endless striving and competition, self-compassion might feel like a luxury we can't afford. The truth is we can't afford to be without it. Research has shown that self-compassion leads to healthy habits, lowers anxiety and depression, and supports more satisfying relationships.

When we practice self-compassion, we treat ourselves kindly, as we would a close friend or loved one. Rather than continually judging and evaluating ourselves, self-compassion involves generating kindness toward ourselves as imperfect humans, and learning to be present with greater ease when encountered with the inevitable struggles of life. Most of us feel compassion when someone we are close to is struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention from yourself when you need it the most?

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 health professionals and includes practices to help ease stress in caregivers.

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February 2019

Mindful Self-Compassion Skills, Salt Lake City, UT

February 23, 2019

This workshop by Dr. Neff is the second day of a two-day conference for mental health professionals being held from Feb. 22-23, 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.

CE Approval
LMFTs 15 CE Hours
LCSWs 15 CE Hours
Psychologists 15 CE Hours
CMHCs 15 CE Hours
The above CE hours include 3 hours of ethics

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April 2019

The Art of Self-Compassion, Lincoln, Nebraska

April 19, 2019

This workshop by Dr. Neff is the second day of a two-day conference for mental health professionals being held from April 18-19, 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.

15 hours CE Approval

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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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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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