Connection Through Self-Compassion and Compassion for Others: Reaching and Teaching the Minds and Hearts of Those We Serve
November 18, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$99
Instructor: Roseann Cervelli, MS, LCADC, CCS, CPS
Research in Neuroscience and the application of Compassion Focused Therapies have provided us with the information that the practice of Mindful Self-Compassion and Compassion for others has far-reaching effects on one’s physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual health. In her book, “Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself,” Kristen Neff details how self -kindness, mindfulness and a sense of common humanity, can replace the negative and diminishing self-criticism and self-judgment that so many engage in. Compassion therapies help to minimize destructive patterns of fear, anxiety, self-criticism and isolation, which if left untreated, can often lead to such at-risk behaviors as the experimentation, use and abuse of alcohol/drugs, eating disorders, suicidal ideation etc. Mindful Self-Compassion practice has been shown to aid in managing stress and trauma as well as the grieving processes which so many experience in their lives. In addition to exploring the principles of Self-Compassion, this course will focus on how and why developing Self- Compassion can assist many populations, including and not limited to Adolescents, Substance Abuse/Mental Health/Behavioral Disorders, Service Providers in the Caring Professions. Mindful Self-Compassion training can positively enhance and work hand in hand with whatever clinical modalities and approaches we currently employ in our care and treatment of our clients. In addition to helping our clients, we also promote our own physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual well-being. Personally and professionally, we bring benefit to our own lives, as we mindfully enhance our own intentions, motivations, willingness and desire to enhance the lives of those we serve.
CE Credits: 6 Clinical