Mindful Self-Compassion


Mindful Self-Compassion (New Course)

MSC was developed by Christopher K. Germer, PhD, leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy (www.MindfulSelfCompassion.org) and Kristin Neff, PhD, pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion (www.Self-Compassion.org). MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for emotional resilience. Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing—being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity. Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we're hurting. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional wellbeing. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives. For more information about Mindful Self-Compassion, please see www.centerformsc.org .

Mindful Self-Compassion this Fall

Wednesdays: 6:00 - 8:30pm. September 9 - October 29, 2015 

· Instructor: Karen Bluth and Laura Prochnow Phillips

· Location: Rm 500, Tate-Turner-Kuralt Bldg., UNC School of Social Work

     Day of Mindfulness: Saturday, October 3 , 2015, 12:00-4:00pm Unity Center for Peace in Chapel Hill

Cost: $375, ($350 for UNC Affiliates)

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Questions? mindfulness@med.unc.edu or call (919) 966-8586


 Thursday mornings,  9:30am - 12:00pm, September 10 - October 30, 2015 

· Instructors: Karen Bluth and Laura Prochnow Phillips

· Location: Center for Rehabilitation Care of Chapel Hill1807 North Fordham Blvd (on 15/501 in the former Borders building) Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Half Day on Mindfulness: October 3, 12:00 to 4:00pm Unity Center for Peace, CH

· Cost: $375, ($350 for UNC Affiliates)


Whether you are just beginning your parenting experience or have adult children who you want  to develop your relationship with, this course will provide guidance, skills, and practice in parenting mindfully.
The course draws from evidenced based DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy),  child/human development through the life span, and family system approaches."