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Mindful Self-Compassion 8-Week Online Course
Friday, September 30, 2022, 9:30 AM to Friday, November 18, 2022, 12:00 PM EDT
Category: Outside Group Program

Mindful Self-Compassion 8-Week Online Course

with Marcie Handler and Beth Sandweiss

Fridays, 9/30/22-11/18/22 9:30am-12:00pm EST
Half-Day Retreat: Sunday, 11/6/22 9:30am-1:00pm EST


Mindful Self-Compassion is a structured 8-week course designed by psychologists Chris Germer, a leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy and Kristin Neff, a leading academic researcher in the area of self-compassion. This empirically supported training is designed to help participants cultivate self-compassion, one of our greatest internal resources for coping and resilience. Participants will learn about the two sides of self-compassion; the gentle side —comforting, soothing, and nurturing— and the fierce side that is equally important and involves protecting, providing for, and motivating ourselves. Both sides together can help us challenge long‐held negative core beliefs, soothe and diffuse painful emotions like shame and sadness, protect us from harm, set boundaries, and encourage us to take action or even risk failure. The course includes weekly classes that incorporate instruction, discussion, formal and informal practices and small group experiences. Weekly classes meet online via Zoom on Friday mornings. 

There is also a half day retreat which will be held on Sunday, 11/6/22 9:30am-1:00pm EST. *Continuing education credits are available as outlined below for an additional fee of $50.