Chris Germer, PhD
a mindful society
This workshop is relevant for those who are curious about mindfulness and/or compassion, long-term practitioners and professionals. Continuing Education credits are available.
Self-compassion is the art of caring for ourselves with the same kindness and understanding as we care for others. Burgeoning research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, reduced anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying personal relationships. Fortunately, self-compassion can be learned by anyone.
This workshop presents key principles and practices from the 8-week, empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion program, developed by Chris Germer and Kristin Neff in 2010 and already taught to tens of thousands of people around the globe. Through discussion, meditation, and experiential exercises, you will gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into your daily life. You will learn how to stop being so hard on yourself; handle difficult emotions with greater ease, and motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism. Practices will also be introduced to help ease stress for caregivers. This course is relevant for the general public as well as to practicing mental health professionals. CE credits available.
*This event is a fundraiser for The Centre for Mindfulness Studies
The Centre for Mindfulness Studies is a not-for-profit charitable social enterprise established in 2011. The Centre’s vision is to become a national leader in mindfulness-based education / training, and practice.