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Mindful Self-Compassion: Weekend Core Skills Workshop (Port Townsend)

  • 18 Mar 2017
  • 9:00 AM
  • 19 Mar 2017
  • 5:00 PM
  • Scout Cabin, 3075 Discovery Road, Port Townsend, WA
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Registration is being handled by The Benji Project for this event.
Sponsored by The Benji Project: Towards Mindful Self-Compassion for Teens in Port Townsend. 

The Benji Project

Developing a program of mindful self compassion for teens in Port Townsend www.thebenjiproject.org

A two-day workshop in Port Townsend introducing mindful self-compassion: Moving towards greater wellness and self-kindness.

For more info please see the flyer for this project.

The Program

This program on mindful self-compassion is for adults -- individuals seeking personal benefit and those in helping professions such as therapists, counselors, teachers and healthcare providers, especially those who work with youth.

The Benji Project hopes this workshop will help identify individuals interested in pursuing further mindful self-compassion training and becoming certified to lead the teen program "Making Friends With Yourself" that we are working to establish in Port Townsend.

A weekend introduction to mindful self-compassion (MSC), an empirically supported training program that combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion

to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. This experiential program includes reflective writing, short meditations, honest conversation, exercises, and inquiry into our emotional and cognitive patterns around self-care, self-esteem, and self-criticism. The result? More self-compassion.

In this course, you will:

  • Practice mindfulness and self-compassion in daily life
  • Learn how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Learn how to motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
  • Take a fresh look at challenging relationships, old and new
  • Learn tools to manage caregiver fatigue
  • Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation
  • Be able to teach simple self-compassion practices to others

This program is an intensive skills training program. It is a condensed version of the eight-session, empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion training developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff. MSC is an experiential journey — an adventure in self-discovery and self-kindness – offering periods of instruction and periods of practice. Self-Compassion can be learned by anyone, even those of us who did not learn these skills as children. This program fulfills a prerequisite for becoming an MSC teacher.


Tim Burnett, Executive Director of Mindfulness Northwest, Trained MSC Teacher, teacher of MBSR and Compassion Cultivation Training. More on Tim.


Lorraine Hobbs, Lorraine directs Youth and Family Programs at the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. She is co-creator of the "Making Friends with Yourself" teen program and strives to help youth and families achieve greater emotional health and connection with mindfulness-based interventions.

Saturday and Sunday 9am - 5pm.

Scout Cabin, 3075 Discovery Road, Port Townsend, WA

Continuing Education: This training has been approved for 16 CE’s for Washington State licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Social Workers. [WMHCA Provider #1702]

16 clock hours for Washington State teachers are also available.

Cost & Registration:
The cost of this weekend is $350 and there are scholarships available.

Please register with the organizers of this event: The Benji Project

For more info please see the flyer for this project.

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