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The Power of Mindful Self-Compassion

Masterclass Workshop with Chris Germer, PhD


This workshop is relevant for those who are curious about mindfulness and/or compassion, long-term practitioners and professionals. Continuing Education credits are available.

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

The Centre for Mindfulness Studies
The Centre for Mindfulness Studies is a not-for-profit charitable social enterprise established in 2011. The Centre’s vision is to become a national leader in mindfulness-based education / training, and practice.

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Date & Time

Saturday June 23, 2018 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

University of Toronto – Medical Sciences Building, 1 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 Credtis

American Psychological Association (APA) 6 CE 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

Ontario Psychological Association (OPA) 6 CE Credits

*A Mindful Society events are accessible for both non-professionals and professionals. For more please information click here to view our Continuing Education and Professional Development Programs page.

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.


Details at a Glance

Date & Time

Saturday June 23, 2018 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

University of Toronto – Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J7 Canada

For all general questions or inquiries, please contact us via email at info@amindfulsociety.org

Interested in Group Tickets?

For group ticket requests please email info@amindfulsociety.org

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.

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