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Mindful Self Compassion, San Francisco , CA , United States

Pauline Wakeham

September 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - November 9, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

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Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported, 8 week, training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristen Neff, Ph.D and Chris Germer, Ph.D.

Self- Compassion is a way to train the heart and mind to respond to life’s difficult moments with kindness and compassion rather than self-criticism and judgment. It can be learned by anyone, even those who didn’t receive enough affection in childhood or those who feel uncomfortable when they are good to themselves. It provides emotional strength and resilience, makes it easier for us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with kindness, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves.

Participants will be supported in learning how to:
• Practice self-compassion in daily life
• Understand the empirically-supported benefits of self-compassion
• Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
• Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
• Transform challenging relationships, old and new
• Manage caregiver fatigue
• Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation

Weekly Topics:

Week #1 Discovering Mindful Self-Compassion
Week #2 Practicing Mindfulness
Week #3 Practicing Loving-Kindness
Week #4 Discovering Your Compassionate Voice
Week #5 Living Deeply
Week #6 Half Day Retreat (extended session)
Week #7 Meeting difficult Emotions
Week #8 Exploring Challenging relationships
Week #9 Embracing Life

More information and registration: Please contact Pauline Wakeham at [email protected] or 510-377-1082 if you have further questions. In order to reserve a space you need mail a check for your class tuition (or a deposit if paying the tuition in full is problematic) to Pauline Wakeham LCSW, 446 Old County Road, unit 100-215, Pacifica CA 94044. I need 8 participants in order for the class to run. Once the training is full there will be a waitlist.

Cancellation policy: You may receive a full refund (minus $75 processing fee) if your cancelation request is received no later than 45 days before the first class, or if somebody else takes your place.

About the Instructor: Pauline Wakeham LCSW is a licensed Clinical Social Worker who has a private psychotherapy practice in San Francisco and Oakland. With over 30 years in this field, Pauline specializes in helping people recover from trauma and in repairing relationships. She has found the practices of mindfulness and compassion foundational both to her work and to her own recovery from trauma.


September 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
November 9, 2019 @ 4:30 pm


Pauline Wakeham


San Francisco Compassion Center
801 Portola Drive
San Francisco, CA 94127 United States
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