Upcoming Seminars

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DATE(S): February 16, 19, 23, and 26, 2021 (Four half-day training), 9am – 12pm PT each day
LOCATION: Live Interactive Online Webinar via ZOOM
PRESENTER(S): Kristin Neff, Ph.D. and Christopher Germer, Ph.D. 

Course Information

Mindful Self-Compassion Core Skills Training with Kristin Neff and Chris Germer

In this four half-day workshop, participants will learn the core skills of Neff and Germer’s empirically supported Mindful Self-Compassion training, which is designed to cultivate self-compassion using meditation, daily life practices, lecture, group exercises and discussion. You will be provided with essential tools for treating yourself in a kind, compassionate way whenever you suffer, fail, or feel inadequate. This workshop is relevant for the general public as well as practicing mental health professionals.

This course is for 12 CE

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.



Target Audience:

Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Nurses


Learning Objectives:

Identify the three key components of self-compassion

Describe key research that supports the benefits of self-compassion

Apply techniques to increase self-compassion in everyday life

Use self-compassion to alleviate caregiver burnout

Demonstrate self-compassion skills to motivate behavior change

Select and apply self-compassion practices to respond to feelings of failure or inadequacy with self-kindness

Examine difficult situations and emotions with greater moment-to-moment acceptance

Summarize basic self-compassion techniques for others/clients



Session I (February 16)

9:00 – 10:15am Introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion Core Skills Training

10:15 – 10:30am Break

10:30 – 12:00pm Theory, Research, and Practice

Session II (February 19)

9:00 – 10:15am Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, and Loving-Kindness

10:15 – 10:30am Break

10:30 – 12:00pm Finding Your Inner Compassionate Voice


Session III (February 23)

9:00 – 10:15am Compassionate Listening

10:15 – 10:30am Break

10:30 – 12:00pm Being with Difficult Emotions/Shame

Session IV (February 26)

9:00 – 10:15am Self-Compassion for Caregiver Fatigue

10:15 – 10:30am Break

10:30 – 12:00pm Savoring, Gratitude, and Self-Appreciation