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DATE(S): 11/29/22, 12/2/22, 12/6/22 and 12/9/22
LOCATION: Live Interactive Online
PRESENTER(S): Christopher Germer, Ph.D & Kristin Neff, Ph.D. 
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Course Information

Mindful Self-Compassion Core Skills Training with Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. 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 11 CE

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


Christopher Germer, PhD is a clinical psychologist and lecturer on psychiatry (part-time) at Harvard Medical School. He is a co-developer of the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program, author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, and co-editor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy. Dr. Germer is a founding faculty member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy as well as the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School. He teaches and leads workshops internationally on mindfulness and compassion, and has a private practice in Arlington, Massachusetts, USA specializing in mindfulness and compassion-based psychotherapy.

Kristin Neff, Ph.D. studied communications as an undergraduate at the University of California at Los Angeles. She did her graduate work at University of California at Berkeley, studying moral development with Dr. Elliot Turiel. Her dissertation research was conducted in Mysore, India, where she examined children’s moral reasoning. She then spent two years of post-doctoral study with Dr. Susan Harter at Denver University, studying issues of authenticity and self-concept development. She is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.


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


Agenda (All Times Pacific)

Session I (November 29th)

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

10:15 – 10:30am Break

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

Session II (December 2nd)

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 (December 6th)

9:00 – 10:15am  Core Values & Compassionate Listening

10:15 – 10:30am Break

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

Session IV (December 9th)

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

10:15 – 10:30am Break

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