Mindfulness and self-compassion are powerful, empirically-supported approaches to working with challenging problems, from anxiety and depression to pain and other psychophysiological conditions. When integrated into psychotherapy, these approaches help clients experience change through kind, spacious awareness of their experience (mindfulness) and themselves (compassion). In this workshop, we will discuss the importance of combining mindfulness with compassion, and offer practical skills for integrating these key resources into your psychotherapy practice. Participants will have an opportunity to learn through lecture, experiential exercises, and observing role play.
During this workshop, participants will:
- Discuss the concepts of mindfulness and self-compassion;
- Summarize empirical evidence for the use of mindfulness and self-compassion skills in psychotherapy;
- Observe use of mindfulness and self-compassion skills in psychotherapy through role-play;
- Expertise or observe mindfulness and self-compassion skills through experiential practice
- Recognize differences between mindfulness and self-compassion;
- Utilize mindfulness and self-compassion skills in psychotherapy.
Christopher Germer, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and lecturer on psychiatry (part-time) at Harvard Medical School. He is a co-developer of the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program, which has been taught to over 50,000 people around the globe, and author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion and co-author of The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook. Dr. Germer is a founding faculty member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy as well as the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School. He teaches and leads workshops internationally on mindfulness and compassion, and has a private practice in Arlington, Massachusetts, USA specializing in mindfulness and compassion-based psychotherapy.
Inna Khazan, Ph.D. is a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and a clinical psychologist specializing in health psychology and performance excellence. She is a pioneer in the area of mindfulness-based biofeedback, the author of the highly regarded Clinical Handbook of Biofeedback and the upcoming Biofeedback and Mindfulness in Everyday Life. A popular speaker at national and international venues, Dr. Khazan trains individuals and health professionals in biofeedback and mindfulness. She is also the founder of Arete Institute for Performance Excellence, and board member at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, and Biofeedback Certification International Alliance.
$180 for MPA Members – $140 for Life Members – $90 for Student Members
$245 for Non-Members – $100 for Non-Member Students*