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Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Workshop for Professionals (2days)-Canberra
Wed., 15/02/2017, 8:30 am – Thu., 16/02/2017, 5:00 pm AEDT
Give yourself the gift of Mindful Self-Compassion for a better personal and work life!
Ease stress, anxiety, depression and pain!
Increase confidence, creativity, vitality and joy of living!
Compassion is the essence of Mindfulness and the bedrock of emotional healing. The Mindfulness and Self-Compassion training program is an outstanding didactic and experiential workshop. The aim is to learn the powerful practices of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion from inside out: that is by applying Mindful Self-Compassion in our lives, we can better use it in our professional work for more effective engagement and intervention.
Mindfulness increases our ability to deal with the inevitable stresses and struggles with more calm. When we add Self-Compassion to Mindfulness we greatly increase the power of transformation and capacity for happiness.
Mindfulness and self-compassion are about being present with connection and warmth during times of pain and struggles. During the training program you will be introduced to 16 practical tools to soothe, to calm as well as strategies to promote emotional strength, resilience, flexibility, acceptance and positive motivation that you can practice in your daily life and teach your clients. Mindfulness and Self-Compassion are about learning to ease difficult emotions, care for others compassionately, so we can be more fully ourselves in our roles.
This Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Training Program is targeted at professionals who would like to feel more calm, vibrant and compassionate from the inside out.
Mindful Self-compassion is a brave new way to care for ourselves that is uplifting and empowering. The training program consist of simple ways to soothe and calm in times of stress while increasing the ability to resolve challenges and to enjoy life. Once we can learn those skills for ourselves we can teach them effectively to others. Everyone will benefit!
Self-compassion can transform lives. It is re-defined as the ability to care, to soothe and to comfort the but also to strengthen the self when it is needed. It is revolutionizing self-care and emotional coping skills in behavioural medicine and psychology. Mindful Self-Compassion is a new skill building training program to cultivate inner strengths. It is a way to courageously attend to inner difficulties with understanding and kindness to empower the self. Developing self-compassion is to acquire an attitude of good-will towards the self and to be able to skillfully attend to the self when times are tough in order to resolve challenges.
Mindfulness and Self-Compassion is not sainthood, self-indulgence, narcissism or self-pity but a new way to relate to shame, anger, anxiety and distress by reconnecting with the self and others in order to ease pain and gain greater emotional strength, resilience and well-being. Training in the practice of self-compassion can create dramatic changes for the better in all aspects. Mindful Self-Compassion teaches how to be aware in the present moment of difficult feelings (mindfulness), to by-pass negative thinking bias or default mode to respond more effectively. Mindful Self-Compassion teaches practices to attend to the self in the difficult moments with kindness, understanding and resilience.
The 2-Day Mindfulness and Self-Compassion workshop is an introduction to the empirically-supported, 5-day workshop or 8-weekly training course designed to cultivate the skill of mindfulness and self-compassion. This 2-Day training workshop consist of the first two days of the Mindful Self-Compassion 5-day program co-created by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer following many years of research and clinical experience with mindfulness. It includes various up to date practices and evidenced-based concepts found in other well known mindfulness-based programs and from the science of well-being and positive psychology.
Participation in the Mindful Self-Compassion training program has been extraordinary; thousands of professionals have attended similar workshops in Australia, America and Europe since 2013. Mindful Self-Compassion was developed by Christopher K. Germer, leader in the integration of compassion and psychotherapy and Kristin Neff, pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion. In this one program, they have successfully integrated concepts and practices from Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy(ACT), Compassionate mind training + Compassion-Focused Therapy(CFT) and Cognitive Therapy(CBT) as well as Positive Psychology.
This program was designed for everyone but is very popular with professionals who value and wish to integrate self-compassion into their work. The full program is endorsed by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and promoted on the Australian Psychologist Society(APS) on the calendar of events
After participating in this workshop, you’ll be able to:
- Practice mindfulness and self-compassion in daily life
- Motivate yourself and others with encouragement rather than criticism
- Handle difficult emotions with greater resilience
- Become more aware and able to attend skillfully to your needs and the needs of others
- Teach simple mindfulness and self-compassion practices to patients, clients, students, children or partners
Who is it for
This program was initially designed for everyone, however, the program has been very popular amongst professionals (teachers, trainers, coaches, nurses, doctors, psychologists, social workers, counselors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists) and health care workers who wish to integrate self-compassion in their personal life and in their work practices.