Introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion for Care Workers


Research shows that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional wellbeing and increases a sense of human connection. It also allows us to be with others in a compassionate space by first giving this compassion to ourselves.

During this 3 hour introductory workshop we will learn more about the research on Mindful Self Compassion, gain practical skills in offering ourselves the important self care we need before offering that to others, and find ways to more easily listen to the internal cues (for an emotional top-up) that we often overlook in our eagerness to be helpful to others. 

How do you know if this course is for you?

Do you wish to learn:

  • How to manage compassion fatigue in your work?
  • How to more easily be with the distressing experiences of your clients?
  • How to integrate self care into every part of your life and work?
  • How to deepen your skills of self reflection around your practice with great kindness?

About the Facilitator:

Stephanie is trained with the Centre for Mindful Self Compassion and brings with her an extensive history of therapeutic group facilitation including “compassionate (non-coercive) parenting” and “compassionate communication” groups (based on NVC) along with her work in groups for Voice Hearers. She works a psychotherapist in private practice and is passionate about creating safe spaces for exploration and reflection.

Matt has a long experience of engaging in Buddhist approaches with a range of Buddhist teachers that informs his work. He is a trained psychotherapist, supervisor and educator specializing in psychosis and trauma work. Matt is a gifted group facilitator with a passion for being with the human experience in all its variety.

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Class Schedule

This evening is a 3 hour experiential workshop where participants will learn tools to help safe-guard against compassion fatigue and burn out through the use of Mindful Self Compassion.

What you will learn
  • How to be with the difficult emotions that arise when listening to the distressing stories/experiences of your clients
  • Tools to avoid vicarious trauma
  • What the research is saying about Mindful Self Compassion

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Humane Clinic

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HUMANE Clinic Therapy Service is for individuals who experience mental distress, and are seeking to makes sense of and work through their difficulties. It can be useful for individuals to have a deeper understanding of the origins of their distress, and work towards personal meaning and empowerment, as part of moving forward in their life.

The clinic provides alternatives to the illness model - viewing the person experiencing difficulties as best placed to make sense of their own reality. HUMANE Clinic works with people experiencing a wide range of mental health experiences and difficulties. In addition to face-to-face individual or group therapy, Skype facility is also available for individuals not able to travel to the therapy rooms.

HUMANE Hearing Voices and Psychosis Clinic is available to work alongside individuals experiencing voices, visions and other unusual or alternative realities - experiences that may have been labelled as psychosis. Facilitating approaches consistent with the international hearing voices movement, HUMANE Clinic acknowledges the mental distress that an individual and those around them may suffer. The approach at the HUMANE Clinic is to develop an understanding of 'psychosis' as a potentially meaningful experience towards a journey of personal growth and recovery.

Recognising the experience for family members and people caring about an individual in mental distress, the clinic is available to consider and work through the experiences of being alongside a loved one as part of a journey of recovery.

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