​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Workshop Description
Self-compassion involves treating ourselves kindly, like we would a good friend we care about. Rather than continually judging and evaluating ourselves, self-compassion involves generating kindness toward ourselves as imperfect humans and learning to be present with the inevitable struggles of life with greater ease. It motivates us to make needed changes in our lives not because we’re worthless or inadequate, but because we care about ourselves and want to lessen our suffering.  

Participants of this three hour workshop will learn some of the core skills of the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)* program developed by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer.  MSC is an empirically supported and internationally recognized program designed to cultivate self-compassion by teaching skills for responding in a kind, compassionate way whenever we are experiencing painful emotions. We all want to avoid pain, but letting it in and responding compassionately to our own imperfections without harsh self-condemnation are essential steps toward living happier, more fulfilling lives. Through discussion and experiential exercises, you will gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into your daily life and the lives of your clients. You will learn tools to help you and your clients to stop being so hard on ourselves; to handle difficult emotions with greater ease; and to motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism.  

Learning Objectives:

·        Identify the three key components of self-compassion
·        Describe key research that supports the benefits of self-compassion
·        Practice techniques to increase self-compassion in everyday life
·        Use self-compassion to motivate change
·        Teach basic self-compassion skills to clients

Who Should Attend?


The workshop is intended for professionals who want to learn skills they can integrate into their work life and teach to clients.  It is also appropriate for anyone who wants to develop more self-compassion in their personal life.


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!

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

Self-Compassion: Relating to Ourselves
with Kindness 


ONLINE LIVE STREAM EVENT


October 13, 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 Sept. 12, 2021
Regular Cost: $125 CAD + GST/HST (if applicable) after Sept. 12, 2021
​**All prices are in CAD$. American Patrons - your dollar goes further! $1 CAD = $0.81 USD (as of July 5, 2021 - check online for current exchange rate) 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 11, 2021 at 12 pm ET

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

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.