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Mindful Self-Compassion: Tools for Emotional Resilience, Portland , OR , United States

Kim Levan

October 15, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - December 4, 2019 @ 9:00 pm UTC-8

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An event every week that begins at 6:15 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 4, 2019

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About the Mindful Self-Compassion 8-week course

In its simplest form, self-compassion is treating oneself with the same kindness you would treat a dear friend. 

The 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion training is an empirically-based program developed out of groundbreaking research by Dr. Kristin Neff and clinical expertise of Dr. Christopher Germer.  The course involves short instructional talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices all built to cultivate self-compassion in daily life.

In this course, you will gain helpful tools and resources to: 

  • Improve overall health and well-being
  • Reduce anxiety, depression, and stress
  • Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Transform challenging relationships
  • Manage caregiver fatigue
  • Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation

What is involved
The course consists of:

  • Eight weekly classes involving short instructional talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices all built to cultivate self-compassion in daily life.
  • A silent, half-day retreat mid-way through the program will give participants time to reflect on their experience, dive deeper into the practices and integrate what they have learned.
  • Full guidance will be given to support participants in their home practice (30mins each day, if possible) in between classes 

Dates and Times

  • Eight consecutive Tuesdays – October 15 – December 3, 6:15 – 9pm
  • Half-day Retreat – Saturday November 16, 10am-2pm
  • Introduction to MSC evening (optional) – Thursday, September 19, 6.30-8.30pm


Tuesday classes are held at Foster North, 5300 SE Foster Road, Portland, Oregon 97206

The retreat will take place at a beautiful, rural location 30 mins drive south of Portland

Your Teachers

Kim Levan is a Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher and Life Coach with ten years of experience facilitating leadership development programs and workshops. Kim is also the Teacher Relations Manager for the non-profit Center for MSC, supporting teachers to train in, and deliver, the MSC program worldwide. Find out more about Kim on her profile page or on facebook.

Kristen Genzano is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a private practice in Portland.  She’s passionate about teaching Mindful Self-Compassion as it has deepened her relationship with herself beyond her expectations.  To learn more about Kristen and her clinical work, visit her website.   

Registration & Costs

For more information and to register: https://www.portlandselfcompassion.com/

$397 Early Bird rate (on or before September 15). ​

$450 standard rate after September 15.

We offer a limited number of scholarships.  If cost is a limiting factor for you, or if you have any questions at all, please contact us.

Kim Levan
email – kim@organicfootprint.org 
cell – 719 644 9971



October 15, 2019 @ 6:15 pm
December 4, 2019 @ 9:00 pm


Kim Levan


Foster North
5300 SE Foster Road
Portland, OR 97206 United States
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