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.
Gain essential tools for living your life fully and wholeheartedly and learn how to:
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.
This program offers CE credits through the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness.
For more information please refer to Wise Compassion website:wisecompassion.com/events/mindful-self-compassion-5-day-intensive-rhinebeck-ny-us/
Enrollment is limited for this program; 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.
Faculty recommends you read the following books in preparation for the course:
The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.
The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.
Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Michelle Becker, 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 is also a certified teacher of The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ and Compasion Cultivation Training. wisecompassion.com
Steven Hickman, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist, associate clinical professor at the University of California San Diego, and executive director of the University of California San Diego Center for Mindfulness. He teaches Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and is a teacher-trainer in both MSC and MBCT. centerformsc.org