Self-Compassion Gathering, a LIVE Question & Answer with Dr. Kristin Neff

Self-compassion is one of the most powerful sources of coping and resilience we have available to us. It’s a constant friend that can support us in times of need. It allows us to motivate ourselves with kindness rather than harsh self-criticism.

In these special monthly events, Kristin will open with a guided self-compassion meditation, followed by a live question and answer with Kristin. The questions can be on any topic related to self-compassion - from practice issues to research to the application of self-compassion to various realms of life.

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Mindful Self-Compassion Core Skills Training with Kristin Neff & Chris Germer

Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer are pioneers in the scientific development of self-compassion. They have brought their respective experience together in the empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program. This Core Skills Workshop allows an opportunity for people to immerse themselves in some of the key practices and exercises of the full 8-week program in an intensive four-session format.

Sponsored by InsightLA

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Self-Compassion for Caregivers Workshop

Self-Compassion for Caregivers: Caring for others without losing yourself

Think of all the generous, kind people you know who constantly give compassion and care to others, yet continually beat themselves up. Most of us are quite practiced at being supportive and giving to others, especially those of us who find ourselves in caregiver roles. 

This workshop will present theory and research on the key role that self-compassion plays for caregivers. A variety of practices will be taught that can help individuals maintain equilibrium in difficult caregiving situations.  We will also explore how to meet our needs in a balanced and fulfilling manner. 

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Sponsored by The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

Self-Compassion: Learning to be a Good Friend to Ourselves

Self-compassion involves treating ourselves kindly, like we would a good friend we care 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 program will provide simple tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way to ourselves in daily life. Through lecture, discussion, and experiential exercises, 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 program is relevant for the general public as well as to practicing mental health professionals.

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Sponsored by Spirit Rock Meditation Center