The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion
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…
Full Bio & Programs
Self-compassion is an emotional skill that can be learned by everyone. It means being warm and understanding toward ourselves when we suffer, fail, or feel inadequate. Recent research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being, reduces anxiety and depression, and promotes healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise.
In this weekend, you learn
- What self-compassion is and isn’t
- How to enhance mindfulness with self-compassion
- The art of loving-kindness meditation
- Ways to motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
- Techniques for handling difficult emotions with greater ease
- How to transform challenging relationships and fully enjoy your life.
Christopher Germer presents the theory and core practices of the empirically supported, eight-week Mindful Self-Compassion training, a new program specifically designed to help participants become more self-compassionate using meditation, exercises, and group discussion. Come join this journey of self-discovery and self-kindness.
Recommended reading Christopher Germer, The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions (Guilford Press); Kristin Neff, Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind (William Morrow); Christopher Germer and Ronald Siegel, editors, Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy (Guilford Press).
- 8.5 credits for Social Workers (SW), $30 additional charge
- 8.5 credits for Psychologists (PSY), $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
- $256 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
- $392 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