MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing.
About this Event
This 2-day workshop will introduce you to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-supported training program based on the clinical perspective of Chris Germer and the pioneering research of Kristin Neff.
The MSC Core Skills workshop led by Marcia Burton and Lisa Bayliss allows an opportunity for people to immerse themselves in some of the key practices and exercises of the full 8-week MSC program in an intensive 2-day format.
MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. 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. Through talks, meditation, experiential exercises, and group discussion, you will learn how to:
• Identify the three key components of self-compassion
• Describe relevant research that supports the benefits of self-compassion
• Practice techniques to increase self-compassion in everyday life
• Use self-compassion to alleviate caregiver burnout
By connecting with your natural capacity for kindness toward suffering, you can develop healthy, enduring patterns of relating to all of life’s circumstances.
No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend the workshop.
Self-compassion: What is it?
Self-compassion is the emotional attitude of bringing kindness to ourselves when things go wrong in our lives. Most of us easily treat our friends and loved ones with warmth, tenderness and patience when they struggle, fall short or fail at times in their lives, but we have a much harder time bringing those same qualities of compassion to our own selves in the same situations. Self-compassion is directed to the one who is suffering, and encourages us to consider the fundamental question of “What do I need?” By recognizing that difficulty is here (mindfulness), that these things are a part of every human life (common humanity), and connecting with our natural capacity for kindness toward suffering (self-kindness), we can develop healthy and enduring patterns of relating to all the circumstances of life.
Self-compassion: How to learn it
Self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those who didn’t receive enough affection in childhood or who find it embarrassing to be kind to oneself. It’s a courageous mental attitude that stands up to harm, including the discomfort that we unwittingly inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-isolation, and self-rumination when things go wrong. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, forgive ourselves, and respond to ourselves and others with care and respect, and be fully human.
The workshop instructor is:
Marcia Burton, MA Counselling and Psychotherapy, Registered Clinical Counsellor
Marcia is a Certified Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion; and a Senior Hakomi Trainer and Practitioner. Marcia is based on Salt Spring Island, BC. https://mindfulselfdiscovery.com/
If you are requiring C.E. credits please contact organizer. Credits can be made available for an additional $30 fee.
CEU info for 2-day MSC training
11.0 contact hours for APA and 13.0 for BRN
Psychologists: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness.The 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. This course offers 11.0 hours of credit.
California licensed MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. 11.0 contact hours may be applied to your license renewal through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
For those licensed outside California, please check with your local licensing board to determine if APA accreditation meets their requirements.
Nurses: UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16351, for 13.00 contact hours.