Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an eight-week program designed for Sharp 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 Kristin Neff, PhD, of the University of Texas and the clinical expertise of 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
If you need to cancel your registration for this event,
please call 1-800-827-4277 Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, or log in to your account to cancel online.
Please park in the adjacent surface lots on the south side of the Sharp Memorial Rehabilitation Center. Parking is free after 4 pm.
Susan Knier, OTR/L, MBA/PM, is a system senior rehabilitation education specialist with Sharp HealthCare. She is a trained mindful self-compassion teacher via UCSD's Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute, a certified compassion cultivation teacher via Stanford University SOM, and a trained mindfulness facilitator via UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.
Kathleen Elling, MSW, is a medical social worker with Sharp Home Health and a UCSD MSC teacher-in-training.
This class series will meet eight consecutive weeks, plus one Saturday retreat.
The rehab trailer conference room is located on the east side of the rehab center.
Please bring your license number with you to class to receive CEU credit. You may also want to bring a journal or notebook.
The classes will be arranged in a semicircle of chairs for sitting. If you are more comfortable using a meditation cushion and/or a mat, please feel free to bring whatever you prefer.
Sharp HealthCare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Sharp HealthCare designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Sharp HealthCare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
CPE Activity Type/Credit: Knowledge. This activity is accredited for 24.0 contact hours or 2.4 continuing education units (CEUs). Following confirmation of attendance, receipt of completed evaluation and learning assessment, you may view your credits by visiting www.mycpemonitor.net. Credits will be available 14 days after the final session. No partial credit. Universal Activity Number (UAN) 0571-0000-14-007-L04-P.
As an organization accredited by the ACCME, Sharp HealthCare requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner, which could create a conflict of interest.
Sharp HealthCare encourages faculty to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.