Month: February 2016
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Emotion-Focused Therapy of Depression & Anxiety
with Les Greenberg, PhD, Primary Originator and Developer of EFT
May 5-6, 2016, Kitchener, ON Early Registration Fee: $349 + HST Regular Registration Fee: $379 + HST Group Rates Available Fee includes lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy with Patricia Rockman, MD, Physician, Professor, and Director of Education at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies
April 28-29, 2016, Stratford, ON Early Registration Fee: $349 + HST Regular Registration Fee: $379 + HST Group Rates Available Fee includes lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments. **Please Note: This workshop can be applied to the Certificate in MBCT Facilitation through the Centre for Mindfulness Studies/University of Toronto, for a transfer fee. Email us for more info. Workshop Details and Registration Information>
Self-Compassion & Emotional Resilience
with Kristin Neff, PhD
April 8, 2016, Stratford, ON
Early Registration Fee: $199 + HST
Regular Registration Fee: $219 + HST
Group Rates Available
Fee includes lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments.
For many years self-esteem was seen to be the key to psychological health. However, research psychologists have identified several downsides to the endless pursuit of self-esteem such as ego-defensiveness, constant social comparisons and instability of self-worth. Research suggests that self-compassion is a healthier way of relating to oneself, offering all the benefits of self-esteem without its downsides.
- Identify the three key components of self-compassion
- Describe key research that supports the benefits of self-compassion
- Practice techniques to increase self-compassion in everyday life
- Learn some of the core skills of the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program developed by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer
- Use self-compassion to alleviate caregiver burnout
- Teach basic self-compassion skills to clients
This workshop is intended for professionals who want to learn self-compassion skills that they can integrate into their work life and teach to clients. It is also appropriate for anyone who wants to develop more self-compassion in their personal life.
About the Presenter
Kristin Neff, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Human Development and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin, and the author of Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion over a decade ago. Kristin was recently featured in the award-winning documentary called The Horse Boy which chronicles her family’s adventure with autism.
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