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8-week Mindful Self-Compassion Course for Community Adults, La Jolla , CA , United States

Susan Knier and

September 1, 2016 @ 5:15 pm - October 20, 2016 @ 7:15 pm UTC-8

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An event every week that begins at 5:15 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 20, 2016

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About the Course:  Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported, 8-week program designed to teach mindful awareness, self-kindness and self-compassion skills. MSC is based on pioneering research by Kristin Neff, Ph.D., University of Texas and the clinical expertise of Chris Germer, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School-Cambridge Health Alliance. Research demonstrates that MSC is strongly associated with emotional well-being and can reduce anxiety, depression, and stress. MSC is designed to teach core principles and strategies to recognize difficult situations and to respond with greater stress resilience and self-kindness. In-class activities include brief talks, experiential exercises, and group discussions. The class is cumulative so that each weekly class builds upon the previous class. In addition to the weekly class, participants will be encouraged to dedicate 30 min a day for MSC home practice and will have an opportunity to participate in a half-day retreat (date TBD). Following this course, participants should be able to employ the skill of mindfulness to identify opportunities for self-compassion, and integrate core mindfulness and self-compassion exercises and skills into daily living.

About the Instructor: Susan Knier is a Licensed Occupational Therapist, Education Specialist, and Project Manager. Susan’s mission is to influence healing via education, altruism and leadership. She has provided training & consultation in healthcare and academic institutions, to professionals and consumers locally, as well as internationally in India and Sub-Saharan Africa. Susan continues to develop her teaching acumen in the transformational/experiential learning sciences. She is a trained MSC Teacher via the University of California San Diego Center for Mindfulness’ Professional Training Institute; Certified Compassion Cultivation Teacher via Stanford University School of Medicine’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, and is presently enrolled in a year-long course of study at the UCLA Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology Mindfulness Awareness Research Center.

For more information, please email Susan at susan.knier@gmail.com


September 1, 2016 @ 5:15 pm
October 20, 2016 @ 7:15 pm


La Jolla Community Center (LJCC)
6811 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
(858) 459-0831


Cost: $125 for LJCC members; $165 for non-members. (LJCC is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization. Tax I.D. 20-8682354)

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