Jan 27- 28, 2018
with Chris Germer and Daniel Ellenberg
This workshop, designed specifically for men, is a two-day, condensed version of the empirically-supported, 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training. The workshop will be taught by Chris and Daniel Ellenberg, a trained MSC teacher and expert in men’s psychology.
Scientific evidence shows that self-compassion—the ability to treat ourselves with respect and kindness when things go wrong—is a powerful inner resource. It enables us to address challenging conditions in our lives and transform them for the better.
Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is associated with a wide range of positive psychological factors including enhanced achievement motivation, a sense of wellbeing, emotional resilience, reduced stress, anxiety and depression, a stronger immune system, healthy life habits such as diet and exercise, and wisdom. Self-compassion also provides a foundation for relating compassionately with others and thereby improves our relationships.
Self-compassion is not a lot of work—it’s about letting go of the stress that we invisibly and inevitably add to our daily lives. Fortunately, self-compassion can be learned by anyone.
8 Good Reasons to Attend this Workshop
In this weekend workshop, you’ll learn:
- What self-compassion is and isn’t
- How to practice self-compassion in your daily life
- Ways to motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
- Strategies for living close to your core values
- Techniques for handling difficult emotions with greater ease
- How to transform challenging relationships
- How to enjoy ordinary life more fully
- Self-compassion skills that can be taught to clients
Who Should Attend?
This workshop is intended for men of any background who wish to integrate self-compassion into their personal and/or professional lives. Meditation experience is not required to participate in this program.
To register, please click here. Fees: $295 general admission; $200 IMP member or graduate student with ID (Limited student spots available). Any profit from this workshop will be donated to support the good work of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.
At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
- Define the empirical construct of self-compassion, and identify misconceptions
- Understand the benefits of self-compassion for men and overcome unique obstacles to practicing self-compassion
- Practice concentration/breath meditation to calm the autonomic nervous system, and explain the scientific rationale for concentration meditation.
- Compare and contrast the constructs of loving-kindness, compassion and self-compassion.
- Practice loving-kindness meditation for emotional wellbeing
- Describe the role of self-criticism in anxiety and depression and practice self-compassionate motivation as an antidote to self-criticism.
- Define and recognize personal core values, and apply strategies for adhering to core values in daily life
- Practice self-compassion strategies to sustain emotional connection in challenging therapeutic interactions.
- Apply self-compassion skills to alleviate caregiving fatigue
- Teach simple mindfulness and self-compassion practices to clients and patients