Since publication of Kristin Neff's goundbreaking book, Self-Compassion, there has been a surge of interest in the science and practice of self-compassion, particularly in clinical settings. But what is self-compassion, how does it relate to the practice of mindfulness, and how can it benefit yourself and your clients, patients, colleagues, and loved ones?
Self-compassion is made up of three elements: mindfulness, common humanity, and self-kindness. You will better understand the relationship between these elements at this two-day immersive workshop with Kristin Neff, Ph.D., and Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D., internationally recognized experts on self-compassion and mindfulness.
Neff and Shapiro will spend two days exploring the unique and overlapping dimensions of mindfulness and self-compassion, with the goal of revealing how to integrate both into our personal and professional lives.
Starting with the heart aspects of mindfulness--including cultivating a kind awareness of the present moment--the instructors will then move on to self-compassion, exploring why we find it so hard to give compassion to ourselves and how we can learn to treat ourselves as kindly as we would a loved one. Together, mindfulness and self-compassion can create a state of connected presence during difficult moments in our lives.
Neff and Shapiro will also present theory and research on mindfulness, compassion, and self-compassionall shown to be powerfully associated with psychological and physical well-being--examining their roles in caregiving setting.