Classes and Events
Mindful Self-Compassion Training Series
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically supported eight-week program based on pioneering research by Kristin Neff, PhD, of the University of Texas and the clinical expertise of Chris Germer, PhD, of the Harvard Medical School-Cambridge Health Alliance.
MSC is strongly associated with emotional well-being and can reduce anxiety, depression and stress. By design, MSC emphasizes core principles and strategies to recognize difficult situations and respond with greater stress resilience and self-kindness.
In-class activities include experiential exercises and group discussions. MSC is cumulative so that each weekly class builds upon the previous class. To optimize the MSC benefit, participants are encouraged to dedicate 30 minutes per day for MSC home practice and to attend all sessions, however, you may miss up to two.
Target Audience: Sharp-affiliated physicians and employees and health care professionals from the community (all non-Sharp HealthCare workers must call 1-800-827-4277 to register)
Learning Objectives: Following this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe key research supporting the benefits of mindful self-compassion
- Identify the three fundamental components of mindful self-compassion
- Employ the skill of mindfulness to identify opportunities for self-compassion
- Relate to difficult emotions with greater moment-by-moment mindfulness, acceptance and ease
- Apply three strategies to manage and ease one’s own caregiver fatigue
- Integrate core mindfulness and self-compassion exercises and skills into daily life
Opportunity: Registrants will have an opportunity to participate in “The Effects of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Training on Increasing Self-Compassion In Healthcare Workers” voluntary study. The voluntary study includes participation in this class and completion of a 10-minute pre- and post-course survey. Participation in the study is not required to take the class. You will be sent an email within two weeks of the start of the class with more information.