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Mindful Self Compassion 5 day workshop

Event Details
Date: 10-14 Nov 2020
Venue: Melbourne, Vic
CPD hrs: 32

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Organiser: Marie Bloomfield

Mindful Self-Compassion(MSC) is about being present with connection and warmth during times of pain and struggles. During the workshop you will be introduced to over 25 practical strategies and simple tools to promote emotional strength, resilience, flexibility, acceptance and positive motivation that you can practice in your daily life and teach your clients. MSC is learning to ease difficult emotions, care for others compassionately and be more fully ourselves in our roles.

Participation in this workshop has been extraordinary; thousands of health professionals have attended similar workshops in America and Europe since 2013. MSC was developed by Christopher K. Germer, leader in the integration of compassion and psychotherapy and Kristin Neff, pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion. In this one program, they have successfully integrated concepts and practices from Mindfulness(MBSR, MBCT, DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy(ACT), Compassionate mind training + Compassion-Focused Therapy(CFT) and Cognitive Therapy(CBT) as well as 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, better healthy habits such as diet and exercise, more satisfying personal relationships and enhanced self-care.

Mindful Self-Compassion is an experiential journey, an adventure in self-discovery and self-kindness, supported by a very beautiful venue. This program fulfills a prerequisite for becoming a MSC teacher for adults and teenagers. For more information visit:

Learning objectives

At the end of the program you will be able to:

  • Practice mindfulness and self-compassion in daily life
  • Understand the science of self-compassion and well-being
  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease, acceptance and resilience
  • Motivate yourself with understanding and kindness rather than harsh self-criticism
  • Transform challenging relationships, old and new
  • Manage compassion fatigue
  • Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation
  • Teach simple mindfulness and self-compassion practices to clients, patients and students

Presenter's details

Presented by Marie Bloomfield, Clinical Psychologist and John Julian, Social Worker, both leaders in teaching Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for professionals, over the last 15 years in Australia. Marie Bloomfield is a registered clinical psychologist and John Julian is counsellor/psychotherapist, both are Medicare providers with each 40 years of extensive experience.

Location and date

Church Hall,
111 North Road,
Brighton, Victoria, 3186

10-14 November 2020
9:00am - 5:00pm


Early bird (10 October 2020): $790.00
Regular: $870.00


Register here:

p: 0427 795 721

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers