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A Workshop With Kristin Neff
Using Fierce and Tender Self-Compassion to Foster Resilience and Ease
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6-Hour Online Workshop | 5 CEs Available
5 APA/BBS CEs are available for an additional fee of $30. After you register for the workshop, your confirmation email from Eventbrite will contain a link to the site where you can purchase the APA/BBS CEs from our co-sponsor, Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA). APA/BBS CEs may be purchased at any time before the workshop, but only those who have purchased in advance will receive the credits. See below for details.
Self-compassion involves treating ourselves kindly, like we would a good friend we care about. Rather than continually judging and evaluating ourselves, self-compassion involves generating kindness inward, cultivating warmth and understanding toward our human imperfections. Rather than getting overwhelmed, this approach offers support needed to cope with the inevitable struggles of life. Self-compassion motivates us to make needed changes in our lives not because we’re worthless or inadequate, but because we care about ourselves and want to lessen our suffering.
Join self-compassion expert Kristin Neff for an empowering workshop on practicing fierce and tender self-compassion. This workshop provides simple tools for responding in a supportive compassionate way whenever we are experiencing painful emotions or life challenges. We all want to avoid pain but letting it in—and responding compassionately to our own imperfections without harsh self-condemnation—are essential steps toward living happier, more fulfilling lives.
In this workshop Kristin helps participants examine the quintessential question of self-compassion, “What do I need right now?” and more specifically “What do I need to help alleviate my suffering?” The answer to this question changes depending on the circumstances. Tender self-compassion uses acceptance to soothe and nurture ourselves. Fierce self-compassion uses action to protect ourselves and provide for our needs. It motivates us to make needed changes in our lives not because we’re worthless or inadequate, but because we care about ourselves and want to lessen our suffering.
Kristin teaches self-compassion through a combination of lecture, discussion, meditation, and experiential exercises to develop practical skills for bringing self-compassion into your daily life. Learn how to stop being so hard on yourself; handle difficult emotions with greater ease; and motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism. Practices will also be introduced to help ease stress for caregivers. This workshop is relevant for the general public as well as for practicing mental health professionals.
Kristin Neff is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion more than twenty years ago. She has been recognized as one of the most influential researchers in psychology worldwide. She is author of the bestselling book Self-Compassion and her latest book is Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive. Along with her colleague Chris Germer, she developed the empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion program and founded the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. They co-wrote the best-selling The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook. For more info go to the website, self-compassion.org.
Teachings are appropriate for healthcare professionals as well as the general public. Healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients.
Learning Objectives: By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify the three key components of self-compassion
- Describe key research that supports the benefits of self-compassion
- Utilize techniques to increase self-compassion in everyday life
- Apply kindness, rather than self-criticism towards yourself
- Use self-compassion in caregiver and therapeutic settings
Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals
- CEs for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CEs for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of Continuing Education by the American Psychological Association.
- LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of Continuing Education by the American Psychological Association.
- SCA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. RNs must retain their certificate of attendance for 4 years after the course concludes.
- For questions about completing the CE evaluation materials for this course, as well as receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact CIIS Public Programs at email@example.com. For other questions about CEs, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact Spiritual Competency Academy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- CEs are only available for participants who attend the live workshop in-person or on Zoom. CEs cannot be issued to participants who view a recording of a workshop.
If you need to request accessibility accommodations, please email email@example.com at least one week prior to the event. For more information, explore our Accessibility web page: https://www.ciis.edu/public-programs/accessibility.
Portions of this workshop will be recorded, and limited access to a recording will be made available to those who attend the live event. CEs are only available for participants who attend the live workshop in-person or on Zoom. CEs cannot be issued to participants who view a recording of a workshop.
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