Mindful Self-Compassion is open to everyone. There are 24 CE available for mental health professionals and 28.75 contact hours available for nurses. We will be holding the Fall course virtually beginning August 18, 2021.
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.
When: Wednesdays, August 18- October 6. The course includes eight sessions from 5:30-8:00. The first and last class will be 2 hours and 45 minutes 5:30-8:15. The other classes will be 2 hours and 30 minutes. The half day retreat will be from 10:00-2:00 on Sunday, September 19th.
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
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.