Mindful Self-Compassion Training
Christopher Germer, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice, specializing in mindfulness and compassion-based treatment. He has been integrating the principles and practices of meditation into psychotherapy since 1978. Christopher is a clinical instructor…
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Kristin Neff is an associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. A pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, she conducted the first empirical studies on self-compassion more than a…
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Open to everyone, including professionals who wish to teach self-compassion to others.
We can learn to respond to life’s challenges with self-compassion, treating ourselves with kindness and understanding even when things go wrong. It’s a skill that can be learned by anyone.
Rapidly expanding research shows that self-compassion is a core healing process. It’s strongly associated with emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying relationships.
This program is an intensive form of the internationally recognized, eight-session Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff. Learn to
- Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
- Understand the science of self-compassion
- Handle difficult emotions
- Transform challenging relationships
- Teach self-compassion practices to others.
Participants directly experience self-compassion and learn how to bring it into daily life. This workshop includes loving-kindness and compassion meditation, personal sharing, research, and discussion.
Note This program fulfills a prerequisite for becoming a Mindful Self-Compassion teacher. For more information, see www.centerformsc.org.
Recommended reading Kristin Neff, Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself (Morrow) and Christopher Germer, The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions (Guilford Press).
- 22.5 credits for Social Workers (SW), $30 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $565 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $860 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More