This one day program will provide you with the core skills and practices from the Mindful Self-Compassion Program developed by Dr.Christopher Germer (Harvard) and Dr. Kristin Neff (Texas).
Rapidly expanding research clearly demonstrates that self-compassion is related to emotional wellbeing, lower anxiety and depression, better self care and more satisfying personal relationships.
The three key components of self-compassion are self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and balanced, mindful awareness. Kindness opens our hearts to suffering, so we can give ourselves what we need. Common humanity opens us to others, so that we know we aren’t alone. Mindfulness opens us to the present moment, so we can accept our experience with greater ease. Together they comprise a state of warm, connected, presence during difficult moments in our lives.
Self-Compassion is a skill that helps us recharge our battery and protect us from burnout - even in the midst of stress and suffering. Self-Compassion gives us ther resources and resiliency needed to sustain our compassion for others. Self-Compassion helps us learn to'breath under water'.
You will learn about the science, research and core practices involved in Mindful Self-Compassion. You will take away practcies you can begin to use immediately in your own life and in your work.
Victoria Pawlowski, M.Ed., R.C.C., R.D.,
Carolena Ranger, MA., RD
Trained Teachers of Mindful Self-Compassion