Live online workshop
Learn the essentials of self-compassion practice in this workshop with MSC co-founder Kristin Neff. Ph.D.
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Self-compassion involves treating ourselves kindly, like we would a good friend we cared about. Rather than continually judging and evaluating ourselves, self-compassion involves generating kindness toward ourselves as imperfect humans, and learning to be present with the inevitable struggles of life with greater ease. It motivates us to make needed changes in our lives not because we’re worthless or inadequate, but because we care about ourselves and want to lessen our suffering.
This introductory workshop will provide some of the essential ideas and key practices of the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion in a brief format. It will provide simple tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way when we experience painful emotions. Through discussion and experiential exercises, you will gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into you daily life. You will learn how to stop being so hard on yourself; handle difficult emotions with greater ease; and motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism. This course is relevant for the general public as well as to practicing mental health professionals.
Kristin Neff, Ph.D., is co-founder of CMSC and co-developer of MSC. She is an Associate Professor in the Educational Psychology Dept. at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, being the first person to operationally define and measure the construct. She has published numerous academic articles and has been recognized as one of the most influential researchers in psychology worldwide. Her best-selling books include Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power and Thrive, and The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook (co-authored with Chris Germer). Kristin has a popular Ted-X talk on self-compassion with more than 2 million views, and is regularly featured in the media. Her website – which contains videos, guided practices, a way to test your self-compassion levels and hundreds of research articles – is www.self-compassion.org.
Intro to Self-Compassion – $95
Next dates coming soon
Scholarship applications are due 3 weeks before the program begins. Applicants will be notified if their scholarship application has been successful two weeks before the programs begins. If you are interested in a scholarship, please complete this application form: Introduction to Self-Compassion Scholarship Application
Full refunds if cancelling 2 weeks before workshop starts or a 50% refund within 1 week before workshop starts. No refunds thereafter. (Some exceptions may be made for compassionate reasons.)