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September 2021

Fierce Self-Compassion workshop, Online

September 18, 2021 @ 9:00 am - September 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

This advanced workshop is focused on an aspect of self-compassion most people aren't familiar with - its fierce side. Whereas tender self-compassion involves “being with” ourselves in a compassionate way, fierce self-compassion involves taking action in the world to protect, provide and motivate ourselves. It means 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. This program 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 such as working with anger.

This course will be taught on zoom in two 3-hour sessions (Sept. 18 and 25, 2021 from 9am - 12 pm CT). It is relevant for the general public and practicing mental health professionals. Prior experience with Mindful Self-Compassion training is required. The 2.5 hour recorded Self-Compassion Primer workshop fulfills this requirement.

Sponsored by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

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October 2021

Self-compassion: Relating to Ourselves with Kindness, Online

October 13, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 3:45 pm

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.

Participants of this three hour online workshop will learn some of the core skills of the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)* program developed by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer. MSC is an empirically supported and internationally recognized program designed to cultivate self-compassion by teaching skills 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 and the lives of your clients. You will learn tools to help you and your clients to stop being so hard on ourselves; to handle difficult emotions with greater ease; and to motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism.

Sponsored by Mission Empowerment

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November 2021

Fierce Self-Compassion: Relating to Others without Losing Ourselves, Online

November 10, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Since the publication of Kristin Neff's ground-breaking book Self-Compassion, there has been a surge of interest in the science and practice of self-compassion, particularly in clinical settings. This has generally focused on the gentle version of self-compassion, which involves “being with” ourselves in a compassionate way. But self-compassion can be fierce as well as tender.

Fierce self-compassion involves taking action in the world to protect, provide and motivate ourselves to alleviate our suffering. It means saying “no” to others who are hurting us - drawing our boundaries firmly. It means giving ourselves what we genuinely need - mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually - without subordinating our needs to those of others, so we can be authentic and fulfilled.

This unique workshop will teach skills developed by Dr. Neff for her new book Fierce Self-Compassion (appropriate for men and women, clinicians and the general public). You will learn tools to help you draw needed boundaries, and learn how to care for others without being overwhelmed. The program will include a satisfying mix of experiential learning and science-based insights.

Throughout the program, Dr. Neff will reveal how, in order to be truly self-compassionate, we need to balance fierce action with tender self-acceptance. Like a tree with a solid trunk and flexible branches, we need to stand strong while still embracing others as part of an interdependent whole. We need love in our hearts so we don’t perpetuate harm, but we need fierceness in our belly to stand up to harm.

Sponsored by Mission Empowerment

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January 2022

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

January 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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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The Best Year of Your Life Summit with Kristin Neff

January 12 - January 21

Please join me for an extraordinary online event—10 powerful days designed to help you kickstart your New Year. 

My friends at Heart-Mind Institute and Wisdom for Life have teamed up to bring you the 2022 Best Year of Your Life Summit on January 12-21. They’ve gathered more than 45 presenters to guide you, including renowned authors, scientists, habit change specialists, mindset and success coaches, and experts in relationships, health & wellness, and more. This event is free to register - we hope you'll join us!

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February 2022

Cultivating the Power of Self-Compassion

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join renowned self-compassion expert Kristin Neff for a transformative and healing workshop on understanding and cultivating the power of self-compassion. 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.  

Sponsored by California Institute of Integral Studies 

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March 2022

Fierce Self-Compassion Workshop

March 15 @ 11:00 am - 2:15 pm

On March 15th Kristin is looking forward to leading a fierce self-compassion workshop with the Centrum for Mindfulness. This unique workshop will focus primarily on fierce self-compassion. It will draw on practices developed in the book Fierce Self-Compassion for use in daily life. The program will include a satisfying mix of experiential learning and science-based insights. It will be relevant for the general public as well as to practicing mental health professionals.

Sponsored by Centrum Voor Mindfulness

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April 2022

Mindful Self-Compassion Core Skills Workshop

April 13 - April 21

Join Kristin Neff and Chris Germer for a Mindful Self-Compassion Core Skills Workshop. This workshop is an opportunity to immerse yourself in some of the key practices and exercises of the full 8-week MSC program in an intensive online format. The course is intended for mental health and medical professionals as well as the general population.

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Fierce Self-Compassion Workshop

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Fierce Self-Compassion Workshop with Kristin Neff, PhD. This unique workshop will focus primarily on fierce self-compassion, it will draw on practiced developed in the book Fierce Self-Compassion for use in daily life. The program will include a satisfying mix of experiential learning and science-based insights. It will be relevant for the general public as well as to practicing mental health professionals.

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Sponsored by InsightLA

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May 2022

The Power of Self-Compassion

May 14 - May 15

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

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