Mindful Self-Compassion Core Skills Weekend Workshop
April 14 - 16 , 2023

Mindful Self-Compassion Core Skills Weekend Workshop


ONLINE

3-day program


WHY MINDFUL SELF-COMPASSION?

Interested in learning to be kinder to yourself when you’re suffering? Wish you had better tools for handling difficult emotions? Want to be able to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism and start to leave that harsh inner-critical voice behind? The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program includes exercises, meditations, and lessons on mindfulness, compassion for ourselves, difficult emotions, transforming the inner critic, and more.

We feel compassion and respond with kindness when a close friend is struggling. What would it be like to be able to offer yourself the same caring attention when you need it most?

 

diverse group of people in the Zoom online mindfulness class smiling

 

LEARN THE BASICS IN A WEEKEND

This Live Online Workshop offers participants the opportunity to learn and experience the key practices and exercises of the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion class in a weekend setting from the comfort of your own home. Our Core Skills Workshop is a condensed version of the eight-session, empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion training developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff.

Workshop activities include short meditations, reflective writing, experiential exercises, group discussion, 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

 

A cluster of blossoms on a cherry tree

 

 

Getting ready for a multi-day online Workshop

You will need a quiet room or corner (headphones can help) for our periods of formal practice. You can do our integrated online Workshop at home or you could consider booking yourself a stay somewhere for personal time away. Both work well.

 

Prerequisites

No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend this Workshop. As this is a resource-building Workshop, we will be learning and practicing skills to help us offer ourselves the kindness that we need. At times, difficult emotions may emerge and participants are asked to attend to their own safety and wellbeing as best they can. The Workshop Instructors will also be available to support participants as we proceed through the weekend together; we are committed to making the journey safe, interesting, and enjoyable for everyone.

More info on Mindful Self-Compassion is available here. Before registering, please watch this video, under “What Are Our Classes Like?” in the FAQs, from Executive Director Tim Burnett.

SCHEDULE

Friday, April 14 – Sunday, April 16

Friday: 7pm – 9pm PT
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 9am – 5pm

TEACHER

Tim Burnett

LOCATION

Offered Live Online. Zoom link will be sent to you by email once you register.

COST

Choose what’s right for you on our sliding scale: $145 – $245

  • Scholarships – Scholarships available until filled. No need to apply; choose the scholarship tuition during registration.
  • Payment Plans – No interest, 4 month payment plan option available during registration.

 

Register for this program

Choose Your Tuition:

Bringing mindfulness to my workplace
Referring my clients/patients
Becoming a mindfulness teacher
Tools for living with chronic pain or illness
Support for recovery from trauma
Mindfulness for healthcare providers

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