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Mindful Self-Compassion Training Series
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an eight-week program designed for physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other health care and service professionals. The goal of this training is to teach core principles and strategies to recognize difficult situations and to respond with greater stress resilience and self-kindness. Research demonstrates that MSC is strongly associated with emotional well being and can reduce anxiety, depression and stress.
The course is based on pioneering research by Dr. Kristin Neff, PhD, of the University of Texas and the clinical expertise of Dr. Chris Germer, PhD, of the Harvard Medical School-Cambridge Health Alliance. In-class activities include brief talks, experiential exercises and group discussions. The class is cumulative so that each session builds on the previous sessions.
Following this activity, participants should be able to:
- Apply three strategies to manage and ease one’s own caregiver fatigue
- Employ the skill of mindfulness to identify opportunities for self-compassion
- Describe key research supporting the benefits of mindful self-compassion
- Identify the three fundamental components of mindful self-compassion
- Integrate core mindfulness and self-compassion exercises and skills into daily life
- Relate to difficult emotions with greater moment-by-moment mindfulness, acceptance and ease
- Teach basic mindful self-compassion skills to patients and others