Mindful Self-Compassion

    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 Winter


Tuesdays: 9:30am - 12:00pm, January 19 - March 8, 2016

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

Day of Mindfulness: Saturday, February 20, 2016, 12pm - 4pm @ Camp New Hope

Required Orientation: Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 6:00-7:30pm, Location: CRC

Cost: General Public - $395, UNC Affiliates - $375

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


Wednesdays: 6:00 - 8:30pm. January 20 - March 9, 2016 

Instructor: Karen Bluth and Laura Prochnow Phillips

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

Day of Mindfulness: Saturday, February 20, 2016, 12pm - 4pm @ Camp New Hope

Required Orientation: Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 6:00-7:30pm, Location CRC

Cost: General Public - $395, UNC Affiliates - $375

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


 Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop

Date: Saturday, April 23rd from 1:00pm - 4:00 pm

Instructors: Karen Bluth and Laura Prochnow Phillips

Location: Center for Rehabilitation Care of Chapel Hill, 1807 North Fordham Blvd. (on 15/501 in the former Borders building) Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Cost: $40

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


Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive

Date: March 17 - March 20, 9am - 5pm; This course will last 4-consecutive days, 9am - 5pm each day.

Instructors: Karen Bluth and Laura Prochnow Phillips

Location: Camp New Hope, 4805 NC-86 Chapel Hill, NC, 27514

Cost: UNC Affiliates - $375, General Public - $395, Repeat MSC - $200

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

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