Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training

Research has shown that self-compassion reduces anxiety and depression, boosts happiness, and helps individuals maintain healthy habits (diet and exercise.) Clinicians will learn the art of mindful self-compassion skills for themselves and their clients.


  • Venue: The Seattle Renaissance Hotel
  • Date: March 27th & 28th, 2014








Participants of this two-day workshop will learn the core skills of the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training, an empirically-supported program designed to cultivate self-compassion using meditation, daily life practices, lecture, group exercises and discussion. Self-compassion is an emotional skill that can be learned by anyone. Recent research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional wellbeing, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help you stick to your diet and exercise routine. This workshop will provide essential tools for treating yourself in a respectful, compassionate way whenever you suffer, fail, or feel inadequate.

You’ll learn:
 What self-compassion is and isn’t
 Self-compassion practices for daily life
 How to motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
 The art of loving-kindness meditation
 How to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
 How to transform challenging relationships
 How to use self-compassion in caregiving situations
 How to enjoy your life more fully

The workshop is intended for professional participants to acquire & practice skills that they can integrate into their work life.

Learning Objectives
1. Identify the three key components of self-compassion,
2. Describe key research that supports the benefits of self-compassion,
3. Practice techniques to increase self-compassion in everyday life,
4. Motivate yourself with kindness rather than self-criticism,
5. Use self-compassion to work skillfully with difficult emotions.

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