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Mindful Self-Compassion

5-Day Intensive

July 27, 2014 – August 01, 2014
Rhinebeck, NY
Steven Hickman, Michelle Becker
SM14-3405-769Steven Hickman, Michelle Becker,

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? Do you instinctively fight uncomfortable experiences or find fault in yourself when things go wrong?

What if, instead, you took a moment to comfort and soothe yourself when you felt bad—as you would do for others?

Self-compassion is a skill that can be learned by anyone. It’s the heart of mindfulness. Research has shown that it boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help you stick to your diet and exercise routine.

This workshop 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

This workshop is particularly valuable for health-care professionals and nonprofessionals who want an in-depth experience of mindful self-compassion.


Continuing Education
  • NBCC - Certified Counselors +$35
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Limited enrollment; register early.

This program is an intensive version of the 8-session, empirically supported Mindful Self-Compassion Training developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff.

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.Welcome & Orientation
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
Noon–1:00 p.m.Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

Steven Hickman

Steven Hickman, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist, associate clinical professor at the University of California San Diego, and executive director of the University of Califonia San Diego Center for Mindfulness. He teaches Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and is a teacher-trainer in MSC and MBCT.

Michelle Becker

Michelle Becker, MA, LMFT, a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice, teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Self-Compassion as a senior teacher at the University of San Diego Center for Mindfulness. She utilizes a mindfulness-informed approach in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. ,