Fierce Self-Compassion Participant Page

Course dates

Saturdays
September 18 and 25

Course date
September 18 and 25 (Saturdays)

7 am – 10 am Pacific Time
9am – 12 pm Central Time
10 am – 1 pm Eastern Time
2 pm – 5 pm UTC
4 pm – 7 pm Central European Time

 
Please check World Time Buddy to confirm the time the program begins where you live. List of several time conversions.
 
If you miss Fierce Self-Compassion, you will be able view the session recording. The session will be recorded, edited and be posted on this Participant Support Page within 72 hours.
 

Zoom Link for Main Sessions: Join Here
Meeting ID:  861 8745 0852
Passcode:   =1fiV=

Zoom Guidelines: CMSC utilizes the Zoom platform for this training.  If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, please first review Zoom’s helpful audio, video, and Quick Start guides.  You can also log in 30 minutes before the first session to troubleshoot your connection. Additional Support and practice opportunities (see further down this page for details):

  • Self-Compassion Mentoring: Engage with highly trained and experienced mentors for on-the-spot learning and application of Self-Compassion skills and teachings. Each Self-Compassion Mentor is a Certified MSC teacher, who has received the highest level of training. Optimize learning by attending additional interactive mentor groups.
  • Affinity Group: A group of Fierce Self-Compassion training participants who self-identify with a particular social-cultural identity (i.e. race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, social class, etc.). With this shared identity they come together in a safe space to explore the intersection of their diverse experiences in relation to learning and practicing Mindful-Self-Compassion. Participants from underrepresented populations have an opportunity to create community and discuss the course experiences and learning with others who share the same social-cultural identity.

Program Materials:

5 Myths of Self-Compassion

Pre-Workshop Zoom Prep

Fierce Self-Compassion Agenda

Day 1 Handout

Day 2 Handout

Session Recordings

Session recording will be posted  here within 48 hours of each Fierce Self-Compassion session. They will be available for viewing until October 31. They will not be downloadable.

Session 1 Recording

Session 2 Recording

All Self-Compassion Mentoring Groups and Affinity Groups: 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.

Program Contacts:
For Zoom Technical Issues:
Chris Routh: [email protected]

For Registration or Payment Questions:
Gail: [email protected]

For CMSC Program Related Questions:
Laura Stein: [email protected]

For Continuing Education Credit Questions:
Kristen Prater:
[email protected]

For Self-Compassion Mentoring Questions:
Cassondra Graff: [email protected]

Laila Narsi for Affinity Groups (BIPOC) Questions:
Laila Narsi: [email protected]

Markus Bohlmann for Affinity Group (LGBTQ+)
Markus Bohlmann: [email protected]

Kristin Neff’s website: https://self-compassion.org/

Program Calendar
All times Central Time
Click to join Zoom sessions
All Mentoring and Affinity Groups are 1 Hour
Please note: there will be a one hour break from 12-1pm Central Time before the start of all Mentor and Affinity Groups on Training Days September 18 & 25
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
Thursday
Friday Saturday

September 18:
Main Session: 9am-12pm
Mentor Session: 1pm
September 20:
Mentor Session: 9am
September 21:
BIPOC Affinity Session: 9am
September 23:
LGBTQ+ Affinity Session: 9am
September 25:
Main Session: 9am-12pm
Mentor Session: 1pm
September 27:
Mentor Session: 9am
September 28:
BIPOC Affinity Session: 9am
September 30:
LGBTQ+ Affinity Session: 9am

Self-Compassion Mentoring

A unique aspect of  Fierce Self-Compassion training is the opportunity to engage in virtual Mentor Groups while going through the program. Most trainings do not include this kind of opportunity. These extra Mentor Groups are designed to help you maximize learning and get a jump start on integrating Fierce Self Compassion into your life.

Engage with a highly trained and Certified MSC Teacher / Mentor for on-the-spot learning and application of Fierce Self-Compassion skills and teachings. Optimize your experience by attending additional interactive Mentor Groups.

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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. Cassondra leads Mentor Groups designed to empower people to optimize the application of self-compassion into their lives. Cassondra believes in the power of compassion to help us survive, thrive and navigate life, especially in challenging times

Meet Cassondra and Sydney and learn more about the Self-Compassion Mentor and Affinity Groups in this brief video. All groups offer you an opportunity to practice, connect, and explore what you are learning in this program further. Affinity Groups are for you to connect with people who share your identity. The general Self-Compassion Mentor Groups are open to all.
 
Join Link for all Mentor Groups
 
Please note: there will be a one hour break from 12-1pm before the start of all Mentor and Affinity Groups on Training Days September 18 & 25
 
Cassondra Graff schedule for mentor groups (Open to Everyone):
Please note: All groups are 1-Hour long
 

Saturday, September 18, 1:00 pm Central Time Workshop Program Day
Monday, September 20, 9:00 am Central Time
Saturday, September 25, 1:00 pm Central Time Workshop Program Day
Monday, September 27, 9:00am Central Time

If you are uncertain of a start time, please check World Time Buddy to find the time the mentor group begins where you live. Or see here for a few time conversions.

Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups with Laila Narsi and Markus Bohlmann, Affinity Group Mentors (Included in Program): What is a Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) affinity group? A group of Fierce Self-Compassion training participants who self-identify with a particular social-cultural identity (i.e. race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, social class, etc.). With this shared identity they come together to explore the intersection of their diverse experiences in relation to learning and practicing Fierce Self-Compassion. The intention is to provide a safe space in which participants from underrepresented populations have an opportunity to create community and discuss the course experiences and learning with others who share the same social-cultural identity. This can afford participants from the numerical minority greater accessibility to a supportive space for the cultivation of social-cultural identity affirmation, inclusiveness and belonging. Mindful Self-Compassion Affinity Groups
  • Black, Indigenous and People of Color: BIPOC (underrepresented racial identities)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Genderqueer, 
    +Plus: LGBTQ+ (sexual orientation, gender identity, nonbinary/gender expansion & expression)
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Laila Narsi, LCSW, CMMT, Certified MSC Teacher

Laila Narsi, LCSW, CMMT is a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher and a Trauma Informed Psychotherapist in private practice in Texas. She is also the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion’s Coordinator of Retreats and Coordinator of Circles of Practice Public Offering. Growing up on three continents, Laila has a deep respect and understanding of cultural and linguistics. She has travelled around the world working with several teachers cultivating her interests in mindfulness, diversity, cultural studies, human rights, and international arts. For more information, please visit her website at https://themindfulself.com.

 
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Markus Bohlmann, Ph.D., MSC Teacher

Markus Bohlmann, PhD, is a certified MSC teacher and a certified instructor of MBCT. He is the team leader of the LGBTQ+ Affinity Group of Circles of Practice (CoP) at the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (CMSC), a public meditation offering (https://signup.centerformsc.org/).

Markus has a passion for teaching MSC to the LGBTQ+ community, in particular to other gay men. He loves travelling, chocolate, and wine, and he can be found cuddling with his new born nephew. To learn more, please go to www.markusbohlmann.com or email Markus at [email protected].

Schedule for Affinity Group Sessions:

Laila Narsi BIPOC Affinity Group Sessions:
Tuesday September 21 at 9:00am Central Time
Tuesday September 28 at 9:00am Central Time
 
Markus Bohlmann LGBTQ+ (no allies please) Affinity Group Sessions:
Thursday September 23 at 9:00am Central Time
Thursday September 30 at 9:00am Central Time
 
Please take some time to reflect on which particular affinity group you would like to attend. We understand there may be more than one type you identify with but in order to best support you, it would be important for you to decide which would benefit you most at this time.
  • The Affinity Groups are optional and freely offered as part of this training. To maintain a supportive, welcoming, and comfortable environment, advanced sign-up registration is required.  Schedules can be found on the Participant Page, and we encourage you to attend as many sessions as you are able to allow for safety, cohesion, and community-building.
  • We encourage you to sign up early.
 
If you are uncertain of a start time, please check World Time Buddy to find the time the affinity group begins where you live.