Introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (75 Minutes)
SCHEDULE: Doors Open: 6:30pm Talk: 7:00-8:15pm (DOORS CLOSE AT 7PM) 8:15-8:30pm mingling
About the experience: This workshop is an introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-supported training program based on the pioneering research of Kristin Neff and the clinical perspective of Chris Germer.
In this workshop you will begin to learn the basic skills to help you to develop Self-Compassion and integrate this way of relating to your daily life experiences. Through short talks, experiential activities, and group discussions we will explore ways in which we can respond more kindly to stressful or difficult challenges in our lives. We often harshly criticize ourselves for our inadequacies or perceived failures and use negative ways to encourage or motivate ourselves. We sometimes aren’t even aware of our own suffering or ways we unnecessarily add to our suffering. This workshop will teach you ways to comfort yourself in difficult moments.
About Mindful Self-Compassion:
This workshop is a "taste" of the empirically-supported 8-week MSC program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on groundbreaking research by Kristin Neff and integrated with the clinical perspective of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult emotions with kindness and understanding.
WATCH Dr. Kristin Neff's Ted Talk on Self-Compassion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvtZBUSplr4