CORE SKILLS TRAINING - 2 DAY WORKSHOP
Thursday 30th & Friday 31st March, 2017
Teachers: Chris Germer & Kathleen Cator
MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. Mindfulness is the first step—turning with loving awareness toward difficult experience (emotions, sensations, thoughts). Self-compassion comes next—bringing loving awareness to ourselves. Together, mindfulness and self-compassion comprise a state of warm, connected presence during difficult moments in our lives.
Burgeoning research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, coping with life’s challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships. It is an inner strength that enables us to be more fully human—to acknowledge our shortcomings, learn from them, and make necessary changes with an attitude of kindness and self-respect.
Self-compassion can be learned by anyone. This workshop is therefore open to everyone and will be of particular interest for Health Care professionals. After participating in this workshop, you will be able to:
- Practice self-compassion in daily life
- Understand the science of self-compassion
- Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
- Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
- Manage caregiver fatigue
- Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation
- Teach simple self-compassion exercises to clients
Program activities include talks, meditation, experiential exercises, and group discussion. Participants will directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend the program.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
This workshop should accrue a minimum of 12 hours of professional development (CPD). Certificates of attendance will be distributed at the afternoon tea break on the second day of the workshop. Please see your professional organisation’s guidelines for their specific requirements.
Includes: Full catering over the two days.
$620 - Early bird available until Jan 21st, 2017
$695 - Full investment
About the Venue
The Treacy Centre is located at 126 The Avenue, Parkville Victoria.
Registration, bookings and payment for the training are to be made throughout The Contemplary.