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Mindful Self-Compassion Masterclass Workshop with Chris Germer 18–000–00

Start: Saturday, June 23, 2018
At: Ontario Retreats & TTIs, ON
Fee: $200
Facilitator(s): Chris Germer PhD

The Power of Mindful Self-Compassion

Self-compassion is the art of caring for ourselves with the same kindness and understanding as we care for others. Burgeoning research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, reduced anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying personal relationships. Fortunately, self-compassion can be learned by anyone.

This workshop presents key principles and practices from the 8-week, empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion program, developed by Chris Germer and Kristin Neff in 2010 and already taught to tens of thousands of people around the globe. Through discussion, meditation, and experiential exercises, you will gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into your daily life. You will learn how to stop being so hard on yourself; handle difficult emotions with greater ease, and motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism. Practices will also be introduced to help ease stress for caregivers. This course is relevant for the general public as well as to practicing mental health professionals. CE credits available. This event is a fundraiser for The Centre for Mindfulness Studies

Date & Time
Saturday June 23, 2018 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

University of Toronto – Medical Sciences Building, 27 King’s College Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J7 Canada

Learning Outcomes

  • Define the empirical construct of self-compassion, identify misconceptions, and review the research
  • Practice concentration/breath meditation to calm the autonomic nervous system
  • Compare and contrast the constructs of loving-kindness, compassion and self-compassion
  • Practice self-compassionate motivation as an antidote to self-criticism
  • Apply self-compassion skills to alleviate caregiving fatigue
  • Practice savouring, gratitude and self-appreciation to correct the negativity bias
  • Teach simple mindfulness and self-compassion practices to clients and patients

Continuing Education Credits

  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) 6 CE Credits
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) 6 CE Credits
  • Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP) 7 CE Credits

Presenter Bio
Chris Germer, PhD is a clinical psychologist, a lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and a founding faculty member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. He is a co-developer of the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program, the author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, and co-editor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy.

This event is hosted by A Mindful Society

Cancellation Policy

Workshop tickets cancelled before June 15th, 2018 will receive a refund less 50% of your registration price. After June 15th, 2018, all tickets are non-refundable. In the unlikely event that the workshop is cancelled, we will refund all tickets. We will not, however, be able to refund flight, hotel, or other purchases people may make. All listed speakers are confirmed – however, sometimes life events such as sickness or death in the family prevent them from making it at the last minute.

Purchase of a workshop ticket indicates that you have read and agree to comply with this cancellation policy. This policy is subject to change; all registered attendees will be notified of any changes.