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 Fall


WEDNESDAYS: 6:30-9:00pm,  September 7 - October 26, 2016
 
Instructor: Karen Bluth and Laura Prochnow Phillips
 
Location:Room TBA, School of Social Work,Tate-Turner-Kuralt Bldg.
 
Day of Mindfulness: Saturday, October 8, 2016, 12:00 - 4pm at the Unity Center of Peace, 8800 Seawell School Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27516
 

THURSDAYS: 9:30am-12:00pm,  September 8- October 27, 2016

Instructor: Karen Bluth and Laura Prochnow Phillips
 
Location: UNC Center for Rehabilitation Care, 1807 North Fordham Blvd (on 15/501 in the former Borders building) Chapel Hill, NC 27514 
 
Day of Mindfulness: Saturday, October 8, 2016, 12:00 - 4pm at the Unity Center of Peace, 8800 Seawell School Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27516
 

Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop

Date: TBA
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

*As a courtesy to the instructors, please do NOT bring cash, checks, or any other form of payment on the day of class. If you are having trouble paying, please contact us at (919)-966-8586 or email us at mindfulness@med.unc.edu BEFORE the day of class. Thank you for your cooperation!

Cost: $40

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."