Suzanne has delivered Mindfulness and Self-Compassion programs for hospitals, charities, community groups, non-government organisations, corporations and government departments.
Suzanne’s half-day or one-day Mindfulness and Self-Compassion training programs help participants to:
- Easily integrate mindfulness, self-compassion and loving kindness in daily life
- Understand, experientially, the empirically supported benefits of self-compassion
- Handle difficult emotions with ease
- Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
- Transform destructive emotional patterns and challenging relationships
- Approach difficult relationships with equanimity
- Manage caregiver fatigue
- Practice the art of savouring and self-appreciation
- Teach simple self-compassion skills to patients, clients or students
Mindfulness and Self-Compassion training is suitable for anyone who wishes to cultivate these skills. This training is also helpful for preventing burnout.
About Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Training
Mindfulness and Self-Compassion training is empirically supported to cultivate the skills of self-compassion and mindfulness. Mindfulness and Self-Compassion training has been developed from the innovative research of Dr Kristen Neff and the clinical expertise of Dr Christopher Germer (www.centerformsc.org). The program successfully integrates the concepts and practices from Mindfulness (MBSR, MBCT, DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Positive Psychology.
Rapidly expanding research shows that mindfulness and self-compassion are strongly associated with emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety, pain and depression, more satisfying personal relationships, and the maintenance of healthy habits including diet and exercise.
Training activities include:
- Presentation and discussion of topics including Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Theory and Research, Understanding Resistance, Befriending the Inner Critic, Self-Compassion for Caregivers, Embracing Life and Self-Appreciation;
- Guided practices and meditations;
- Small group interactions; and
- Handouts, workshop materials and practices.
Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Training for Health Care Workers and Carers
The outstanding value of mindfulness has been well documented in the mental health or well-being literature for several decades. In more recent years, ground-breaking research shows that when mindfulness is integrated with the practice of self-compassion, the capacity of practitioners to be mindfully present in the pain or suffering of others is enhanced, while their capacity to improve the way they relate to others and to themselves is substantially increased and more personally satisfying.
Practitioners of mindfulness and self-compassion are able to respond to difficult moments with kindness, care and understanding. They experience improved emotional well-being, less anxiety and depression. They maintain healthier lifestyle habits. They enjoy more satisfying personal relationships.
Who should attend?
This workshop is ideally suited to people who are Health Care Workers or Health Professionals or Carers who have experience helping patients, clients, students or children with personal, physical, emotional, cognitive or physical health issues. Experience with some form mindfulness practice is not essential.
Mindful Leadership Supervision for Individuals
Mindful Leadership Supervision is an individualised approach to learning and cultivating mindfulness and self-compassion in your daily life. Mindful leadership is ethically based and values driven leadership. Supervision will assist you to connect deeply with your personal values. Mindful leadership gives expression through your compassion, courage, wisdom, self-respect and your respect for the beliefs, values, dignity and rights of others.
Integrating mindfulness and self-compassion in your approaches to leadership will transform your relationship with yourself and others, and allow you to be your own greatest ally and support in times of stress and anxiety.