July 2015
Michelle BeckerSteven Hickman

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Mindful Self-Compassion

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July 05, 2015 – July 10, 2015
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
Course:
SM15-2805-177
Teacher:
Michelle Becker, Steven Hickman
Tuition:
$510
SM15-2805-177Michelle Becker, Steven Hickman,
Description

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 meets a prerequisite for admission to MSC teacher training, and is particularly valuable for health-care professionals and nonprofessionals who want an in-depth experience of mindful self-compassion.

More Information

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

Faculty recommends you read the following books in preparation for the course:

  • The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions by Christopher K. Germer
  • Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind by Kristin Neff

Additionally, if you are taking the course for continuing education credit, faculty recommends you also read the book listed below in preparation for the course:

  • Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy: Deepening Mindfulness in Clinical Practice edited by Christopher K. Germer and Ronald D. Siegel  
Schedule
SUNDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.-7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
 
MONDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
TUESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
WEDNESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
 
THURSDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
FRIDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
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.

Teachers
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 California San Diego Center for Mindfulness. She utilizes a mindfulness-informed approach in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. michellebeckerlmft.com , centerformsc.org

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. centerformsc.org