​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Workshop Description


Since the publication of Kristin Neff's ground-breaking book Self-Compassion, there has been a surge of interest in the science and practice of self-compassion, particularly in clinical settings. This has generally focused on the gentle version of self-compassion, which involves “being with” ourselves in a compassionate way. But self-compassion can be fierce as well as tender.

Fierce self-compassion involves taking action in the world to protect, provide and motivate ourselves to alleviate our suffering. It means saying “no” to others who are hurting us - drawing our boundaries firmly. It means giving ourselves what we genuinely need - mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually - without subordinating our needs to those of others, so we can be authentic and fulfilled. 

This unique workshop will teach skills developed by Dr. Neff for her new book
Fierce Self-Compassion. You will learn tools to help you and your clients to draw needed boundaries, and learn how to care for others without being overwhelmed. The program will include a satisfying mix of experiential learning and science-based insights.


Across the program, Dr. Neff will reveal how, in order to be truly self-compassionate, we need to balance fierce action with tender self-acceptance. Like a tree with a solid trunk and flexible branches, we need to stand strong while still embracing others as part of an interdependent whole. We need love in our hearts so we don’t perpetuate harm, but we need fierceness in our belly to stand up to harm.

Learning Objectives:


  • Identify the difference between fierce and tender self-compassion
  • Practice techniques to protect oneself in everyday life
  • Use self-compassion to prevent burnout when caring for others
  • Teach basic fierce self-compassion skills to clients


Who Should Attend?


This workshop is most appropriate for individuals who already have some experience practicing self-compassion and/or mindfulness.  It is relevant for the general public as well as to practicing mental health professionals.


You will receive:


  • Login details and instructions emailed in advance of the workshop
  • Downloadable handouts
  • Certificate of attendance upon successful completion of a brief online quiz (if desired)
  • Access to a recording of the workshop for a limited period of time after the workshop - so if you can’t join live, or need to miss part of the live workshop and want to view it afterwards, we’ve got you covered!
Fierce Self-Compassion: Relating to Others without Losing Ourselves


ONLINE LIVE STREAM EVENT


November 10, 2021, 1:30 pm - 4:45 pm  ET*
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​​​​Instructor: Kristin Neff, PhD​
Location: Online Live Stream Event

Early Bird Cost: $99 CAD + GST/HST (if applicable) by October 7, 2021
Regular Cost: $125 CAD + GST/HST (if applicable) after October 7, 2021
​**All prices are in CAD$. American Patrons - your dollar goes further! $1 CAD = $0.80 USD (as of July 6, 2021 - check online for current exchange rate) 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 10, 2021 at 11 am ET

* Please Note: Group Rates/Discounts are not available for this workshop.

For more information about Kristin and her work, visit www.self-compassion.org

About the Presenter


Kristin Neff, Ph.D., is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion over a decade ago.  
 
Kristin’s work has received extensive media coverage, including the New York Times, MSNBC, National Public Radio, Reader’s Digest, and Psychology Today. She offers workshops on self-compassion worldwide, and has developed (in partnership with Chris Germer) an eight-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program; an empirically supported and internationally recognized program designed to cultivate self-compassion. In 2016, Kristin also partnered with
Brené Brown, Ph.D., to develop and co-facilitate an online course on Self-Compassion. 
 
Kristin is currently an Associate Professor of Human Development and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to writing numerous academic articles on the topic, she is author of the books
Self-Compassion and Fierce Self-Compassion, and co-author (with Chris Germer) of the books The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook and Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals

CEU's and Certificates of Attendance


For those requiring a Certificate of Attendance, certificates will be issued upon successful completion of a post-training quiz with a minimum score of 75% (multiple attempts allowed). Certificates will indicate the number of direct education hours (3), not including breaks. Certificates may be used to qualify for eligibility for Continuing Education Credits from licensing boards and professional colleges; it is recommended that you contact your college or association to confirm its requirements and the workshop's eligibility for CEU's. This workshop has been pre-approved for 3 continuing education hours by the CACCF.  ​


Cancellation Policy


​​An administrative fee of $50 will be charged for all cancellations. Cancellation 14 or more days prior to the workshop date – receive a refund, less $50 administration fee. Cancellation less than 14 days prior to the workshop date – receive a credit, less $50 administration fee, to be applied to a future workshop. No credit or refund will be issued if you do not notify us in advance of the workshop date. You may transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify Mission: Empowerment of the name of the alternate person. The organizers reserve the right to cancel the event due to instructor illness, extreme weather, under-enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a workshop is cancelled, any registration payment will be returned in full. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop/live-stream fees only. 

Refunds will not be issued in cases where a registrant did not receive the workshop login instruction email due to email issues.  It is the registrant’s responsibility to contact us if they don’t receive the required login information at least 24 hours prior to the start time of the workshop.