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Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Workshop for Professionals (2days)-Canberra
Wed., 27/09/2017, 8:30 am – Thu., 28/09/2017, 5:00 pm AEST
Give yourself the gift of Mindful Self-Compassion for a better personal and work life!
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 interventions.
The applications of mindfulness and self-compassion are revolutionalising mental health. 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 allows to stand back, to see what is, to pause and choose again, to re-wire the brain. Self-Compassion is about being present with connection and warmth during times of pain and struggles. When we combine mindfulness and self-compassion, we transform how we relate to ourselves and our difficulties in a most profound way to facilitate change and healing. 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.
Rapidly expanding research shows that mindfulness and self-compassion are strongly associated with emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety, depression and pain as well as better healthy habits such as diet and exercise, more satisfying personal relationships and enhanced self-care.
In this workshop you will be presented evidence-based strategies to manage stress, anxiety, depression, pain and other conditions but as well you will be guided in many micro self-care practices to preven burnout. The training program consist of 16 specific practical tools to soothe, to calm to promote emotional strength, resilience, flexibility, acceptance and positive motivation that you can practice in your daily life and teach your clients.
This workshop is based on the work of Christopher K. Germer, leader in the integration of compassion and psychotherapy and Kristin Neff, pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion. In their Mindful Self-Compassion Program, they have successfully integrated concepts and practices from Mindfulness(MBSR, MBCT, DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy(ACT), Compassionate mind training + Compassion-Focused Therapy(CFT) and Cognitive Therapy(CBT) as well as Positive Psychology.
This 2-day program will enable you to:
• Practice mindfulness and self-compassion in daily life
• Understand the science of mindfulness and self-compassion
• Handle difficult emotions with greater ease, acceptance and resilience
• Motivate yourself with understanding and kindness rather than harsh criticism
• Teach simple mindfulness and self-compassion practices to clients, patients and students
Who is it for
Participation in this program has been extraordinary; thousands of professionals have attended similar workshops in America and Europe since 2013. It has been a life changing event for many. Mindfulness and Self-Compassion training programs are for everyone, but they have been especially popular among parents, parents to be and professionals such as teachers, counselors, psychologists, social workers, nurses, medical practitioners, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, trainers, coaches and yoga instructors.
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.
This workshop consist of the first two days of the Mindful Self-Compassion 5-day program.
A certificate providing the number of hours attended (14) will be provided for professionals requiring evidence of Continuing Professional Development Certificates(CPD) (i.e. psychologists, social workers, teachers, doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapist etc.)
This is a non-residential workshop. Mindful Self-Compassion is an experiential journey, an adventure in self-discovery and self-kindness, supported by a very beautiful venue at Peter Canisius House in Sydney.
Scholarships are available on application