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Introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion

February 27, 2021 at 10:30am-1:30pm PST

About Event:

This three hour program will introduce some of the key concepts of being compassionate to yourself. Studies show us that people who can be self-compassionate are more resilient, experience more happiness and have an increased capacity to weather difficulties with equanimity.

We will use meditation including breath awareness and loving kindness meditations to explore our own self talk and increase our ability to be kind to ourselves.

This introduction to Mindful Self Compassion is based on the longer, 8 week training program in Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) which is designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding. Self-Compassion can be learned by anyone and is a key ingredient in healthy self-care.

  1. This is a virtual meditation workshop that integrates meditation practice, education and discussion. Please plan ahead and find a comfortable, distraction-free space to attend this event.
  2. Since we will be meeting on Zoom, please make sure you have an internet connection, and please make sure you have the latest version of Zoom installed on your computer or mobile device.
What to Expect:

Program activities include meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion and home practices. This Introduction to Mindful Self Compassion is a workshop rather than a retreat. The goal is for participants to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life.

Register and Pay

Your donation supports the time and work of Jill Goldsmith, and can help make it possible for others to attend. Offered on a donation basis. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

Suggested Donation Levels (No one is turned away for lack of funds! Choose the level that works best for you at this time).
Tier 4

$50

Pay it Forward

Tier 3

$20

Community

Tier 2

$10

Financial Aid

Tier 1

 

Freely Offered

If you are interesting in attending and are unable to contribute, please email us at pdxintersangha@gmail.com.

Event Schedule

Sat. February 27th · 10:30am-1:30pm PST

Program activities include meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion and home practices. This Introduction to Mindful Self Compassion is a workshop rather than a retreat. The goal is for participants to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life.

About Jill Goldsmith

Jill Goldsmith, Esquire is the owner of Workplace Solutions NW, a firm offering neutral services to organizations in conflict. Jill offers neutral fact finding, facilitation, mediation and coaching as part of her services in addition to teaching mindfulness and compassion. Jill’s work is focused on helping people in organizations work through conflict in a healthy, respectful and productive way. Jill is a Trained Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher in the program developed by Christopher Germer, PhD and Kristin Neff, PhD with a graduate certificate from UCSD and is also a teacher of Stanford’s Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) program. Jill is also a certified teacher of Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities (SCHC). Jill serves on the Board of Mindful Medicine, a non-profit whose mission is to enhance coping skills, resiliency, empathy and compassion while reducing and preventing burnout in health care professionals. Jill also services on the Board of NWEEO, a non-profit whose mission is to provide education and resources in the area of equal employment opportunity, diversity and affirmative action.

Check out Jill’s websites here: www.jillgoldsmith.com (mindfulness and compassion focused) and www.workplacesolutionsnw.com (conflict resolution focused).