This workshop is a great introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), and a great review for those that have previously taken the course. Based on the empirically-supported training program pioneered by Chris Germer and Kristin Neff. Participants of this two-day workshop will learn the core skills of the MSC training, which is designed to cultivate self-compassion using meditation, daily life practices, lecture, group exercises and discussion. MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:
Identify the three key components of self-compassion
Describe relevant research that supports the benefits of self-compassion
Practice techniques to increase self-compassion in everyday life
Use self-compassion to alleviate caregiver burnout.
By connecting with your natural capacity for kindness toward suffering, you can develop healthy, enduring patterns of relating to all of life’s circumstances. This workshop is relevant for the general public as well as practicing mental health professionals.