We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.
How do you typically react to difficulties in life, such as work stress, rejection, physical problems, or financial hardship? Like most of us, do you instinctively fight uncomfortable experiences and find fault in yourself when things go wrong? What would happen if, instead, you took a moment to comfort and soothe yourself when you felt bad—like you’d do for others?
Self-compassion is a skill that can be learned by anyone. It’s the heart of mindfulness. Research has shown that self-compassion boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help you stick to your diet and exercise routine. And it’s easier than you think.
This workshop led by Christopher Germer and Michelle Becker provides essential tools for living your life fully and wholeheartedly. You learn how to:
- Stop being so hard on yourself
- Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
- Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
- Transform your relationships, old and new
- Practice mindfulness and self-compassion exercises in everyday life
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Identify the three main components of self-compassion.
- Describe the relationship of mindfulness to self-compassion.
- Practice core self-compassion skills for caregiver well-being.
- Teach clients exercises to enhance self-compassion.
All are welcome. This workshop is particularly valuable for health-care professionals as well as nonprofessionals who want an in-depth experience of mindful self-compassion.
This program is an intensive version of the 8-session, empirically supported Mindful Self-Compassion Training developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff.