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Mindfulness – being able to be present with sensations, thoughts and feelings in the moment, and self-compassion – treating yourself with the same kindness and care as you would a good friend in times of difficulty -- are associated with less stress, anxiety and depression and overall greater life satisfaction. Both mindfulness and self-compassion can be cultivated through the practice of guided meditations and informal exercises. In this workshop, Karen Bluth and Laura Prochnow Phillips, certified teachers in the Mindful Self-Compassion program developed by Drs. Kristin Neff and Chris Germer, will provide the foundation of mindful self-compassion practice. This will be an interactive workshop; participants will gain an understanding of key concepts and experience practices and tools that enable in-the-moment self-care. These techniques have proven particularly helpful to caregivers, such as parents, teachers, home health providers, who often disregard their own needs in deference to taking care of others.
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