Loading Courses
  • This course has passed.

Self-Compassion for Nurses

Heather Shaughnessy-Cato

August 8, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Navigation

This course is a 6-hr evidence-based healthcare adaptation of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC).

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 6 Contact hours

This brief training aims to improve well-being and enhance resilience in healthcare professionals by teaching mindful self-compassion skills to deal with distressing situations as they occur at work and at home.

Participants will learn tools to use throughout the day to:
· Care for themselves while caring for others
· Listen with compassion
· Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
· Reconnect to the values that give their work meaning
· Develop and apply self-compassion practices for motivation with encouragement
· Apply core self-compassion practices into daily life

Course details:
Thursdays, September 9 – October 21, 2021
12:30-1:30 pm ET
Optional discussion period 1:30 -1:45 pm ET for each session
Rest week (no class) on September 16th

Registration includes course sessions and a course handout booklet. Registration fees are non-refundable.
$175 Early Registration (available through August 9th)
$200 Regular Registration
$150 Student Rate

Course themes include:
· What is Self-Compassion?
· Practicing Self-Compassion
· Discovering Your Compassionate Voice
· Self-Compassion and Burnout
· Making It Count (Reconnecting with core values)

Program activities include: Short talks, experiential exercises, brief meditations, discussion, and optional home practices. SC- MSC is an opportunity to explore how we typically respond when difficulties arise and to learn and apply tools for greater well-being.

Course Objectives: The course aims to help participants to:
· Develop the capacity to contend with challenges and difficulties through awareness of the three components of self-compassion: self-kindness, common humanity and mindfulness.
· Apply core self-compassion practices into daily life
· Develop and apply self-compassion practices to explore motivation with encouragement rather than self-criticism
· Articulate the basic theoretical underpinnings and research findings related to self-compassion


August 8, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm