Mindful Self-Compassion 8-Week Online Course

with Marcie Handler and Beth Sandweiss

Fridays, 03/10/23 – 05/12/23 9:30am-12:00pm EST 

*No class on Friday 04/07/23

Half-day Retreat: Friday, 04/28/23 9:00am-1:00pm EST

$550

Mindful Self-Compassion is a structured 8-week course designed by psychologists Chris Germer, a leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy and Kristin Neff, a leading academic researcher in the area of self-compassion. This empirically supported training is designed to help participants cultivate self-compassion, one of our greatest internal resources for coping and resilience. Participants will learn about the two sides of self-compassion; the gentle side —comforting, soothing, and nurturing— and the fierce side that is equally important and involves protecting, providing for, and motivating ourselves. Both sides together can help us challenge long‐held negative core beliefs, soothe and diffuse painful emotions like shame and sadness, protect us from harm, set boundaries, and encourage us to take action or even risk failure. The course includes weekly classes that incorporate instruction, discussion, formal and informal practices and small group experiences. Weekly classes meet online via Zoom on Friday mornings. There is also a half day retreat which will be held during an extended class time Friday Half-Day Retreat, 04/28/23 9:00am-1:00pm EST. *No class on Friday 04/07. *Continuing education credits are available as outlined below for an additional fee of $50.

Learning Objectives for 8-week MSC Course:

    • Describe the theory and research supporting mindful self-compassion
    • Develop and apply self-compassion practices to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than self-criticism
    • Assess and manage difficult situations and emotions with greater moment-to-moment acceptance
    • Develop and apply self-compassion practices to respond to feelings of failure or inadequacy with self-kindness
    • Transform difficult relationships, old and new, through self-validation
    • Utilize the art of savoring and self-appreciation to overcome negative attention bias
    • Apply core mindfulness and self-compassion practices into daily life
    • Demonstrate simple self-compassion practices to patients, students, or clients

Sign Up Here

*The Mindful Self-Compassion 8-Week Course is an educational and experiential offering and not considered psychological treatment.*

Continuing Education Credit

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 CE 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 CE credit 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 CE credit is accepted.

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

Mindful Self-Compassion 8-Week Online Course

with Marcie Handler and Beth Sandweiss

Fridays, 03/10/23 – 05/12/23 9:30am-12:00pm EST 

*No class on Friday 04/07/23

Half-day Retreat: Friday, 04/28/23 9:00am-1:00pm EST

$550

Mindful Self-Compassion is a structured 8-week course designed by psychologists Chris Germer, a leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy and Kristin Neff, a leading academic researcher in the area of self-compassion. This empirically supported training is designed to help participants cultivate self-compassion, one of our greatest internal resources for coping and resilience. Participants will learn about the two sides of self-compassion; the gentle side —comforting, soothing, and nurturing— and the fierce side that is equally important and involves protecting, providing for, and motivating ourselves. Both sides together can help us challenge long‐held negative core beliefs, soothe and diffuse painful emotions like shame and sadness, protect us from harm, set boundaries, and encourage us to take action or even risk failure. The course includes weekly classes that incorporate instruction, discussion, formal and informal practices and small group experiences. Weekly classes meet online via Zoom on Friday mornings. There is also a half day retreat which will be held during an extended class time Friday Half-Day Retreat, 04/28/23 9:00am-1:00pm EST. *No class on Friday 04/07. *Continuing education credits are available as outlined below for an additional fee of $50.

Learning Objectives for 8-week MSC Course:

    • Describe the theory and research supporting mindful self-compassion
    • Develop and apply self-compassion practices to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than self-criticism
    • Assess and manage difficult situations and emotions with greater moment-to-moment acceptance
    • Develop and apply self-compassion practices to respond to feelings of failure or inadequacy with self-kindness
    • Transform difficult relationships, old and new, through self-validation
    • Utilize the art of savoring and self-appreciation to overcome negative attention bias
    • Apply core mindfulness and self-compassion practices into daily life
    • Demonstrate simple self-compassion practices to patients, students, or clients

Continuing Education Credit

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 CE 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 CE credit 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 CE credit is accepted.

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

Sign Up Here

*The Mindful Self-Compassion 8-Week Course is an educational and experiential offering and not considered psychological treatment.*

MEET YOUR HOST

Marcie Handler

Marcie Handler is a Trained Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). She has received certifications in the teaching of Mindfulness, Loving kindness and Compassion practices through the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science and offers instruction and workshops in these areas. Marcie has studied the teaching of Mindfulness to children and adolescents as well as the integration of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy.

Marcie is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice working with adult clients in individual psychotherapy. She offers an integrative approach to psychotherapy that reflects the depth and breadth of her clinical experience and meditation practice. Both traditions offer important and complimentary ways of exploring and understanding the full range of human experience and developing strategies to reduce suffering and increase joy and engagement in life. She continues to study privately with her own meditation teacher in the Buddhist tradition.

MEET YOUR HOST

Beth Sandweiss

Beth is a certified Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) instructor, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and psychotherapist in Montclair, NJ. She has been in engaged in and studying the intersection of psychotherapy, meditation, and spiritual practice since 2006, and integrates mindfulness based approaches into her clinical work with families and individuals. Her understanding of mind body integration is deepened by her training as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), a body oriented therapeutic model applied in multiple professions for healing trauma and cumulative stress. She is a mind/body therapist at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Integrative Medicine Service and is passionate about sharing mindfulness-based practice with people whose lives are impacted by cancer.

In addition to her clinical practice, Beth is an adjunct professor at Montclair State University where she teaches Mindfulness: Theory and Practice. Beth experiences mindfulness practice as a rich and integral journey toward cultivating health, compassion and joy.