Saturday January 29
A unique aspect of the Embodying Self-Compassion workshop is the opportunity to engage in a virtual Mentor Group(s) in addition to the program. Most trainings do not include this kind of opportunity. The extra Mentor Group is designed to help you maximize learning and get a jump start on integrating Embodying Self-Compassion skills into your life.
Engage with a highly trained and experienced MSC Teacher / Mentor for on-the-spot learning and application of Embodying Self-Compassion skills and teachings. Optimize your experience by attending the additional interactive Mentor Group.
Cassondra Graff, M.S., LCSW,
Certified MSC Teacher
Cassondra Graff, M.S., LCSW is a Certified MSC and MBSR teacher and Director of Mentors with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (CMSC). She brings 22 years of experience as a licensed psychotherapist and mental health provider. Her work in teaching, mentoring and in mental health is mindfulness and compassion based. Cassondra leads Mentor Groups designed to empower people to optimize the application of self-compassion into their lives. She believes in the power of compassion to help us survive, thrive and navigate life, especially in challenging times.
Join Link for all Mentor Groups
Cassondra Graff schedule for mentor groups (Open to Everyone):
Please note: All groups are 1-Hour long
Saturday, January 29, 4:00 pm Pacific Time Workshop Program Day
(More sessions may be added. See this page for updates)
If you are uncertain of a start time, please check World Time Buddy to find the time the mentor group begins where you live.
Zoom link for the Embodying Self-Compassion workshop Main Sessions: Join here
Regardless of your comfort with the Zoom platform, we ask that all participants try to log in at least 5-10 minutes before the sessions begin so that you can be settled and ready to begin.
For Zoom Technical Issues:
Byron Wild: [email protected]
For Registration or Payment Questions:
Gail: [email protected]
For CMSC Program Related Questions:
Laura Stein: [email protected]
For Self-Compassion Mentoring Questions:
Cassondra Graff: [email protected]
Ann Biasetti website: https://www.anembodiedlife.com/
Fresh “Lev” White: LinkedIn for Fresh “Lev” White
Marissa Knox website: https://marissa-knox.com/
Richa Gawande Bibliographic: Harvard Catalyst Profile
Ann has been a practicing Psychotherapist for over 29 years. She has a private practice in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she specializes in somatic psychotherapy, and is an eating disorder specialist. She has a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology and is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker. She is a certified Mindfulness teacher, Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Teacher, and a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). She is an author, speaker and teacher of self-compassion and somatic interventions in eating disorder recovery, embodiment, women’s empowerment, and body image. She has led well received workshops at Kripalu, Shambhala Mountain Center, and has led training workshops for professionals through PESI and in her Befriending Your Body (BFYB) certification program for eating disorder recovery. Her first book, Befriending Your Body: A Self-Compassionate Approach to Freeing Yourself from Disordered Eating, was released through Shambhala publications in August, 2018.
Fresh “Lev” White
Fresh “Lev” White is a love and compassionate activist. He offers mindfulness, coaching, mediation, and diversity trainings as tools for shifting towards more authentic, conscious, and passionate living to individuals, households, and professional teams. As a certified coach, and professional trainer, Lev has offered over 200 diversity trainings in the San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond. He earned his coaching and leadership certifications through the Co-Active Training Institute. Lev is mindfully grounded at the East Bay Meditation Center, and a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leadership program. Lev also offers secular mindfulness and nonsecular meditation, and talks on Compassion in both corporate and private settings. He credits his ability to reach diverse audiences to his years growing up in diverse communities in New York. Learn more on LinkedIn: “Fresh “Lev” White
Marissa C. Knox, PhD is a teacher, researcher, and writer focused on cultivating holistic wellbeing and resilience through self-compassion, mindfulness, and connecting to nature. In her work as a trained Mindful Self-Compassion teacher, certified Embody Love Movement facilitator, and Level 1 iRest® Yoga Nidra teacher, Marissa supports others to embody their values, remember their wholeness, and live with integrity. Marissa has facilitated self-compassion programs for educators, students, therapists, healthcare professionals, and parents. She also helped adapt the curriculum for the Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities (SCHC) program. Marissa is currently teaching a course called Mindfulness, Compassion, and the Self at the University of Texas at Austin. You can learn more about Marissa on her website: https://marissa-knox.com/
Richa is interested in community conversations and participatory action research about the impact of stress, culture and illness on the body and the ways in which connecting to our bodies and the earth body with self-compassion and in community can facilitate healing, joy, and justice. Richa is a trained Mindful Self-Compassion teacher, Co-Director of the Mindfulness Training for Primary Care teacher training pathway, and Research Scientist at the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion (CMC), and Research Associate at Harvard Medical School. She has been teaching mindfulness and compassion groups at CMC and elsewhere for four years. She is committed to working within and towards a larger ethical framework that is sensitive and responsive to the importance of social justice, community, story and culture. Richa has a background in biology and public health. She has spiritual roots in Hinduism and Buddhism and in connections to nature and music.