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2-Day Mindful Self-Compassion Core Skills Training, Grand Rapids, MI, United States

with Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff

March 3, 2017 @ 8:30 am - March 4, 2017 @ 4:30 pm UTC+0

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Research demonstrates that self-compassion is significantly linked to increased happiness, vitality, motivation and optimism and decreased anxiety, depression and stress. Even more promising, self-compassion has been demonstrated to be a mutable trait–cultivated through the practice of guided meditations and daily informal exercises and meditations. 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. Self-compassion is an emotional skill that can be learned by anyone. You will be provided with essential tools for treating yourself in a kind, compassionate way whenever you suffer, fail, or feel inadequate. These practices can be instrumental to mental health practitioners both for their own self-care as well as helping clients. This workshop is relevant for the general public as well as practicing mental health professionals.

After participating in this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Practice self-compassion in daily life
  • Understand the science of self-compassion
  • Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Manage caregiver fatigue
  • Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation
  • Teach simple self-compassion exercises to clients

Program activities include talks, meditation, experiential exercises, and group discussion. Participants will directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend the program.

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Online Registrations will be closed as of Wednesday, March 1 at Noon PST.

Event Location:   Watermark Country Club, 5500 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49546

Schedule:  8:30-12:00 & 1:00-4:30 both days – lunch provided


The tuition fee for the course is payable to the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.

Early Bird (before February 1, 2017): $300

Standard (from February 1, 2017, onward): $350

Please contact gail@centerformsc.org for Student Discount or Scholarship information.  Please submit your Scholarship application no later than Tuesday, January 31, 2017.  Recipients will be emailed no later than Friday, February 17.

Register To Attend Today

Online Registrations will be closed as of Wednesday, March 1 at Noon PST.

CE credits:

Psychologists: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 11.0 contact hours.

 Nurses: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to sponsor continuing education. Provider Number CEP16351. 13.0 contact hours.

Social Workers:  This course is approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Course approval #: 010517-00. This course is approved for 12.00 hours.  Approved for 1-hour of pain management.

Fees for CE credits: $30 (An email will be sent a month before the course with registration and payment information.)

No partial credit will be given. Participants must attend the entire program in order to receive credit.

Cancellation Policy:

Your fee will be refunded if we are notified before February 1, 2017, that you need to cancel your registration.

A $50 service fee will be retained if you cancel between February 1 and February 15, 2017.

No refunds are available after February 15, 2017, except on compassionate grounds.

In the unlikely event that the course is canceled, CMSC is responsible only for a full refund of the registration fee and not for transportation, hotel accommodations or any miscellaneous expenses.

Please contact events@centerformsc.org for further information.


March 3, 2017 @ 8:30 am
March 4, 2017 @ 4:30 pm


Watermark Country Club
5500 Cascade Rd SE
Grand Rapids, MI, 49546 United States
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