An introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion theory, research and skills for Health Professionals.
In this intensive one day introductory workshop participants will be presented with new evidence-based strategies to manage stress, anxiety, depression, pain and other conditions as well as new powerful micro self-care practices.
Based on the Mindful Self-Compassion Program developed at UCSD by Dr. Christopher Germer and Dr. Kristen Neff, participants will enhance professional skills they can use personally and professionally. Over 1000 studies published in the past 10 years show a strong correlation between self-compassion and resilience. People with high self-compassion experience less negative emotions such as stress, burnout, anxiety, depression while at the same time, building more positive emotions such as relationship and life satisfaction.
Participants will learn skills they can use personally and professionally. However, our ability to teach others depends largely on having experienced the transformative power of self-compassion in our own lives with our own emotional challenges. Participants are encouraged to take this training primarily for personal development. Group discussions will focus primarily on personal practice and experience, but time will also be allocated for professional conversation.