Short Course in Mindful Self-Compassion Starts

Live Online Six Week Course Starting January 13, 2023

Yaffa Maritz, LMHC, Foxy Davison

About this Event

Mindful Self-Compassion or “MSC” is an empirically supported program developed by Drs. Chris Germer and Kristin Neff. This 6-week version has been adapted as an intimate online offering. 

In this 6-week program, participants will meet once a week for 1.5 hours and will learn MSC skills through activities such as meditation, experiential exercises, short presentations, group discussion, and home practices. No experience with mindfulness or meditation is required.

This course helps participants cultivate the mental and emotional habit of mindful self-compassion by learning the process of infusing our moment-to-moment experience with self-awareness kindness. 

Mindful self-compassion is the first step in emotional healing—being able to be-friend oneself, turn inwardly and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings with a spirit of openness, curiosity, and love, rather than self-judgment, or self-criticism. Perhaps most importantly, cultivating self-compassion means that we honor and accept our humanness. 

Things will not always go the way we want them to. Many of us deal with ongoing uncertainties, insecurities about the future, being overwhelmed, feeling hurt, and encounter frustrations, discrimination and injustices, fears, and losses on a daily basis. This is the human condition, pronounced more now than before, a reality shared by us all. 

Research has shown that self-compassion and fierce compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts resilience, confidence, a sense of purpose, and deepens the connection to self and others. MSC has been shown to reduces anxiety, depression, and feelings of isolation. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives. MSC can be learned by anyone. It’s the practice of recognizing moments of difficulty, and repeatedly evoking goodwill toward ourselves. It extends the cultivation of that same desire beyond ourselves to all living beings to live happily and free from suffering.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Register for a Certificate of Completion and get CEUs. Our CEUs are available for licensed psychologistsmarriage and family therapistsmental health counselors, and social workers in Washington State. We cannot guarantee that these CEUs will be accepted in other states.

Please register here!

Please note that registration for this course is not handled by CFC, the link takes you directly to the registration in another page.

We look forward to seeing you there!

January 13th, 2023 from 11:45 AM to  1:15 PM
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