December 8, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Power of Mindful Self-Compassion – Kristin Neff, PhD

Self-compassion involves treating ourselves kindly, like we would a good friend we cared about. Rather than continually judging and evaluating ourselves, self-compassion involves generating kindness toward ourselves as imperfect humans, and learning to be present with the inevitable struggles of life with greater ease. It motivates us to make needed changes in our lives not because we’re worthless or inadequate, but because we care about ourselves and want to lessen our suffering.  This workshop will provide simple tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way when we experience painful emotions. Through discussion and experiential exercises, you will gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into you daily life. You will learn how to stop being so hard on yourself; motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism, and care for others without losing yourself.

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Seminar Agenda

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST

Course Objectives

  1. Identify the three key components of self-compassion
  2. Describe key research that supports the benefits of self-compassion
  3. Understand the difference between self-compassion and self-esteem
  4. Practice techniques to increase self-compassion in everyday life
  5. Motivate yourself with kindness rather than self-criticism

Continuing Education Information

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences recognizes the California Psychological Association’s continuing education credits for use by their licensees. 

KPNC Mental Health Training Programs designate this live activity for 4 hours continuing education credits for the above-identified licensed professionals. 


This event is fully booked.