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6 CEs Approved*

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Marital and Family Therapist
Master’s Level Social Worker
Professional Counselor

*This program has been approved for Continuing Education Credits by NASW-CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal. This approval may also be used by LMFTs, LPCs, and Licensed Psychologists for license renewal.

Courtyard by Marriott
Hartford Cromwell
4 Sebethe Dr
Cromwell, CT 06416


Kristin Neff, PhD

Dr. Neff studied communications as an undergraduate at the University of California at Los Angeles. She did her graduate work at University of California at Berkeley, studying moral development with Dr. Elliot Turiel. Her dissertation research was conducted in Mysore, India, where she examined children’s moral reasoning. She then spent two years of post-doctoral study with Dr. Susan Harter at Denver University, studying issues of authenticity and self-concept development. She is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. During Kristin’s last year of graduate school she became interested in Buddhism, and has been practicing meditation in the Insight Meditation tradition ever since. While doing her post-doctoral work she decided to conduct research on self-compassion — a central construct in Buddhist psychology and one that had not yet been examined empirically. In addition to her pioneering research into self-compassion, she has developed an 8-week program to teach self-compassion skills. The program, cocreated with her colleague Chris Germer, affiliated with Harvard Medical School, is called “Mindful Self-Compassion”. Her book,” Self-Compassion,” was published by William Morrow in April, 2011.

Friday, June 7, Schedule Dr. Kristin Neff

9:00-10:30 Introduction
Exercise: How do I treat a friend?
Self-Compassion Theory
Exercise: Soothing Touch/Self-Compassion Break
Self-Compassion Research

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:15 Meditation: Affectionate Breathing
Present Moment Awareness and Resistance
Relationship of Mindfulness and Compassion
Practice: Soles of feet

12:15-1:15 Lunch

1:15-2:45 Meditation: Loving-Kindness for a Loved One
Why Do We Criticize Ourselves?
Exercise: Compassionate Motivation

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-4:30 Self-Compassion for Caregivers
Exercise: Giving & Receiving Compassion with Equanimity
Embracing Our Lives
Exercise: Appreciating What’s Good about Ourselves

Adults Only

For consideration of other attendees, adults only, no children.

Room Temperature

Room Temperature varies; Please dress in layers.

ADA Accommodations

If you require ADA Accommodations, please contact our office at least 7 days in advance of the event so that we can ensure accommodations are made.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your registration up to 10 days before the workshop and receive a full refund minus a $75 cancellation fee. If cancellation occurs in less than 10 days prior to the event, there is no refund. Also, if the event for some reason is canceled, the presenter is ill, only the cost of the tuition will be refunded, no hotel, travel, or any other costs.

FRIDAY,  June 7, 2019 — 9:00am-4:30pm

Registration Closed