Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindful Self-Compassion is open to everyone. There are 24 CE available for mental health professionals and 28.75 contact hours available for nurses. The next course will be held in January of 2022.

Discover how to reduce self-criticism and better cope with life’s challenges through mindful self-compassion. This eight-week course will teach you how to respond to difficult thoughts and emotions with kindness and understanding. Mindful self-compassion can enhance your well-being, reduce anxiety and depression, improve relationships, and foster healthy habits like diet and exercise. By cultivating self-compassion, you will also grow your compassion for others.

Upcoming Mindful Self-Compassion Courses

Mindful Self-Compassion Course

Mindful self-compassion is an eight-week program developed by Chris Germer and Kristin Neff of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. Research shows that combining mindfulness with self-compassion can enhance your well-being through self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and mindful awareness.

The following is a description of what you can expect to learn in the course:

  • The theory and research supporting mindful self compassion
  • To motivate yourself with encouragement rather than self- criticism
  • To relate to difficult emotions with greater acceptance
  • To respond to feelings of failure or inadequacy with self-kindness
  • To transform difficult relationships, old and new, through self-validation
  • To practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation
  • To Integrate core mindfulness and self-compassion exercises into daily life
  • To teach simple self-compassion practices to patients, students, or clients

This course is for anyone interested in mindfulness and self-compassion as well as professionals who wish to integrate self-compassion into their work. The program includes meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussions, and at-home practices. No previous meditation experience is required, although willingness to practice daily meditation is a key component of realizing the benefits of the course. This is a small course with limited enrollment.

Helen Vantine, Ph.D. and Wanda Faurie, Ph.D.are certified Mindful Self Compassion teachers. They studied under Kristin Neff and Chris Germer, the originators of the program and the founders of the Center for Mindful Self Compassion. In addition, Helen and Wanda have trained with Steve Hickman, PsyD, the director of professional training for the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.

Course includes eight sessions. No previous meditation experience required.

Cost $550.00

Winter 2022

When: To be announced. Please check back in early September 2021 for complete information about the winter course.

Helen Vantine, PhD
Wanda Faurie, PhD

There are CE Credits for:

Psychologists: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 24.0 hours of credit.

California licensed MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. 24.0 contact hours may be applied to your license renewal through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. For those licensed outside California, please check with your local licensing board to determine if APA accreditation meets their requirements.

Nurses: UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16351, for 28.75 contact hours.

The cost of the CE credits is $30.