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July 2018

5-Day Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive, The Netherlands

July 8 @ 8:00 am - July 13 @ 5:00 pm

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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August 2018

The Science of Self-Compassion – University of Calgary

August 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Self-compassion involves treating ourselves kindly, like we would a close friend. Rather than making evaluations of ourselves as “good” or “bad,” self-compassion involves generating kindness toward ourselves as imperfect humans and learning to be present with the inevitable struggles of life with greater ease.

Led by Dr. Kristin Neff, associate professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, this talk will present theory and research on self-compassion, which empirical literature has shown to be powerfully associated with psychological wellbeing. Ways to increase self-compassion will also be discussed.

Kristin Neff is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical study on self-compassion more than a decade and a half ago.

The University of Calgary

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5-Day Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive: Garrison, NY

August 12 - August 17
Garrison Institute, Route 9D at Glenclyffe
Garrison, NY 10524 United States

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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September 2018

Conversation on Self-Compassion San Francisco

September 21

When we feel compassion for ourselves and others, we realize that suffering, failure, and imperfection are part of the shared human experience. Leading with self-compassion is the first step toward creating a kinder world. Instead of mercilessly judging and criticizing yourself for various inadequacies or shortcomings, self-compassion means you show yourself kindness and understanding when confronted with personal failings—after all, who ever said you were supposed to be perfect?

After decades of research, Kristin Neff is an expert on the positive impacts the practice of self-compassion can have on ourselves and our society. Join Kristin to learn more about her research, her life, and how self-compassion can make our world a better place.

Sponsored by California Institute for Integral Studies

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Practicing Self-Compassion daylong workshop San Francisco

September 22

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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October 2018

The Power of Self-Compassion, Miami

October 11

Research suggests that self-compassion is one of the most powerful sources of coping and resilience we have available to us. In times of struggle, self-compassion involves treating ourselves with the same care and concern we would normally show to a good friend – so that we are an inner ally rather than an inner enemy. It involves generating kindness toward ourselves as imperfect humans, and learning to be present with the inevitable challenges 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 lecture will present theory and research on self-compassion, which a burgeoning empirical literature has shown to be strongly associated with psychological wellbeing. Time will be available for questions at the end of this one-hour lecture.

Sponsored by the University of Miami

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Mindful Self-Compassion Core Skills: Miami

October 12 - October 13

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.

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Compassion in Connection Conference, Rhinebeck, NY

October 26 - October 28

The conference includes presentations about the five empirically supported compassion training programs, a panel discussion on working with specific communities of need and the variations they may require compassion meditation sessions, and more. Professionals can explore different programs and learn what each has to offer. Nonprofessionals can learn more about the field of compassion training, immersing themselves in the breadth and depth of this discipline. Everyone can gain information, new insights, and connections. CE hours available.

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Compassion Research and Next Steps, Rhinebeck NY

October 28

In October there will be a landmark conference on Omega that brings together the five major empirically supported intervention approaches for teaching compassion – Mindful Self-Compassion, Compassion Focused Therapy, Compassion Cultivation Training, Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living and Cognitively-Based Compassion Training.

Objectives:

• Explore current research on the link between compassion and well-being
• Explore the relationship between compassion and self-compassion
• Explore the most current research on teaching compassion

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December 2018

Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training, Berkeley, CA

December 7 - December 8

With Kristin Neff and Chris Germer

Participants of this two-day workshop will learn the core skills of the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training, an empirically-supported program 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 Greater Good

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