An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 8, 2021
Self-Compassion can be described as, “treating yourself as you would treat a friend.” The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program teaches principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care, and understanding. Research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with greater emotional wellbeing, reduced anxiety, depression, and stress, and maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise. It’s also associated with more satisfying personal relationships, and enhancing performance in settings from healthy aging to athletics to professional growth.
Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC is an empirically-supported, 8-week training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion.
Self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those who feel uncomfortable when they are good to themselves. It’s a courageous attitude that stands up to harm, including the harm that we unwittingly inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-isolation, or self-absorption. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves.
Program activities include meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. No previous mindfulness meditation practice is needed! The goal is for participants to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life.
This program has been approved for 24 CEUs by the NASW Washington State Chapter. Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors are eligible. Provider number is #1975-449.
LIVESTREAM with Joel Grow, PhD. & Hanna Kreiner, LCSW
Wednesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm PT
October 6 – December 8, 2021* (no class November 24)
*with half-day retreat November 10, 9am-12pm PT
This event will be offered at three rate options to support meaningful access at different economic levels. If you are able to invest in social justice work and support our efforts to make this series and other events accessible, please consider the SUPPORTING rate. If you need financial support to access this offering, purchase at the SUPPORTED rate. Otherwise, SUSTAINING is the market value rate that includes consideration for the instructor’s compensation and hosting expenses.
$425 – Supporting
$375 – Sustaining
$325 – Supported