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.
Kristin Neff, PhD, is co-founder of CMSC and co-developer of MSC. She is Associate Professor in the Educational Psychology Dept. at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, being the first person to operationally define and measure the construct. She has published widely including numerous academic articles, book chapters and the popular book Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. She is also Associate Editor at the journal Mindfulness. Kristin’s work has received extensive media coverage, including the New York Times, MSNBC, National Public Radio, Scientific American, and Psychology Today. Kristin is an MSC teacher trainer, and leads MSC intensives and workshops around the world.
Venue and Schedule
This course is being managed by CMSC and held at Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix, Arizona. Please see the PVCC site here for directions, campus map and parking information.
Paradise Valley Community College – Union Hills
18401 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Course held at the Kranitz Student Center – Lower Level, Patayan Community Center Room KSC 1000A
Saturday, January 26, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM – Lunch Included
Check-in will open at 8:15 AM. Coffee, tea and nibbles will be provided.
Your tuition payment will be refunded if we are notified by December 25, 2018 that you need to cancel your registration.
No refunds are available after December 25, 2018, 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.