What Brattleboro Retreat participants said in 2009 when Drs. Germer and Neff presented "Self-Compassion and Clinical Practice":
"Wonderful! Encouraging. Can be applied to any modality."
"This was an amazing workshop. Both presenters were articulate, authentic, brilliant - a great team. Thank you!"
"Great job. Both speakers were engaging, responsive, and embodied the practice of compassion and self-compassion. They made good use of experiential exercises and mulit-media."
"Both speakers are very dynamic presenters. Very knowledgeable and passionate about their topics. I would highly recommend this conference to others."
"This was a workshop that beautifully balanced both academic ideas and clinical applications."
What’s self-compassion? What it isn’t.
The Self-Compassion Break
Practicing Loving Awareness
What’s mindfulness? What it isn’t.
Three Skills of Mindfulness Meditation
Stages of Progress in Therapy
Discovering a Compassionate Voice
Managing Difficult Emotions
Transforming Challenging Relationships
Integrating Self-Compassion into Therapy
The Therapeutic Relationship
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the three main components of self-compassion.
2. Describe the relationship of mindfulness to self-compassion.
3. Practice core self-compassion skills for therapist well-being.
4. Teach patients exercises to enhance self-compassion.
Christopher K. Germer, PhD is a clinical instructor in psychology at Harvard Medical School and a founding member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. He is the author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, and co-editor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy.
Kristin Neff, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. Pioneer for the field of self-compassion research and author of the book, Self-Compassion, she is also featured in the award-winning documentary “The Horse Boy”, which chronicles her family’s adventure with autism.
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