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PDS19191: Connection Through Self-Compassion and Compassion for Others: Reaching and Teaching the Minds and Hearts of Those We Serve

February 20, 2020, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


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.
Instructor:  Roseann Cervelli, MS, LCADC, CCS, CPS
CE Credits: 6 clinical


February 20, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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