Mindful Self-Compassion

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.

By cultivating self-compassion you will learn how to

  • give yourself the same kindness and care you would give to a good friend
  • motivate yourself with encouragement rather than self-criticism
  • respond to feelings of failure or inadequacy with self-kindness
  • improve difficult relationships through self-validation
  • incorporate mindfulness and self-compassion exercises into your daily life
  • teach simple self-compassion practices to children, 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. (See below for CE Credits)

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.

Mindful Self-Compassion at Atlanta Mindfulness Institute is taught by Helen Vantine, Ph.D. and Wanda Faurie, Ph.D. Both Helen and Wanda have studied Mindful Self-Compassion under Kristin Neff and Chris Germer, the originators of the course and the founders of the Center for Mindful Self Compassion. In addition, Helen has trained with Steve Hickman, PsyD, the director of professional training for the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. Helen is also one of only three certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction instructors in Georgia.

Course includes eight sessions and one half-day retreat. No previous meditation experience required.
Cost $550.00

Winter 2019

When:
Monday evenings, January 7 –March 3, 2019 (skipping January 14th).
The first and last classes are from 6:00 – 9:00pm. The other six classes are from 6:00 – 8:45pm.
Retreat: 10:00 – 2:00 Sunday, February 17, 2019

Where:
675 Seminole Avenue, Suite 103, Atlanta, GA 30307
Course Retreat: The Hawthorn Room at The Inn at Serenbe, 10950 Hutcheson Ferry Rd., Chatt Hills, GA 30268

Instructors:
Helen Vantine, PhD
Wanda Faurie, PhD


Fall 2018

When:
Monday evenings, August 27 – October 22, 2018 (skipping September 3 Labor Day). – *Sorry, registration is full*
The first and last classes are from 6:00 – 9:00pm. The other six classes are from 6:00 – 8:45pm.
Retreat: 10:00 – 2:00 Saturday, October 6, 2018

Where:
675 Seminole Avenue, Suite 103, Atlanta, GA 30307
Course Retreat: The Hawthorn Room at The Inn at Serenbe, 10950 Hutcheson Ferry Rd., Chatt Hills, GA 30268

Instructors:
Helen Vantine, PhD
Wanda Faurie, PhD

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Cancellation Policy

You are eligible for a full refund minus a $50.00 service fee until 14 days prior to the course start. If cancellation occurs within less than 14 days you are entitled to a 50% refund. Once the class begins there is no refund.