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The Transforming Power of Self-Compassion
A New Paradigm for Deeper Healing and Lasting Change

A New Paradigm for Deeper Healing and Lasting Change


Mindfulness has profoundly enhanced our practice of therapy, but many therapists are discovering that moment-to-moment awareness has its limits—especially for clients who are overwhelmed by fear, shame, or other intense emotions.

Self-Compassion Offers a New Paradigm for Deep Healing that Lasts

What helps clients experience deep transformational healing is self-compassion. In fact, recent clinical and research evidence shows that relating to ourselves and our suffering with kindness and compassion—not criticism and judgment—is the essential ingredient in effective therapy and life-changing healing.

These findings are practice-changing and we want you and your clients to benefit from this new information right away. That's why we invited Jack Kornfield, Chris Germer, Kristin Neff, and other leaders in the self-compassion movement to join us for an all-new video course, The Transforming Power of Self-Compassion: A New Paradigm for Deeper Healing and Lasting Change.

What's the Promise of Self-Compassion for Your Practice?

Imagine an increase in positive outcomes as your clients let go of shame and self-judgment and motivate themselves with kindness rather than criticism. Envision them carrying these new healing practices into their daily lives and managing depression, anxiety, shame, and sadness with greater ease. And there are benefits for you too. Recent research confirms that strengthening your own capacity for self-compassion actually makes you a better therapist. Here's what this new course delivers:

  • Effective approaches for helping clients quiet their inner critic, internalize a friendly self-talk voice, and overcome internal barriers to practicing self-compassion
  • Powerful strategies to relieve the shame and self-judgment that keep many clients locked in anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness, and low self-esteem
  • Wise counsel and guidance on incorporating self-compassion practices with the other therapeutic approaches you already use
  • Step-by-step examples drawn from the presenters' clinical practices
  • Instruction for strengthening your own capacity for self-compassion for increased energy, emotional bandwidth, and presence

Bring a new dimension of deeper healing and lasting change to your clients now. Start learning right away, when you sign up for our all-new video course: The Transforming Power of Self-Compassion.

$359.95 Value — Now Only $199.95 (GST Inclusive)


Earn up to 6 CPD Hours – Included in the Price!

Learn From the Leading Innovators in Self-Compassion

Love: The Essential Ingredient of Psychotherapy
Jack Kornfield, Ph.D.

This conversation with a pioneer of the mindfulness movement explores how the practice of self-compassion complements mindfulness and brings new dimensions of healing to the therapeutic experience. You'll learn:

• Why love and caring are the true foundation for the therapeutic connection and how to nurture both qualities in your clients and yourself
• How to quiet self-criticism and soften resistance to self-compassion so healing can occur
• The importance of rituals—for clients and therapists—in maintaining an open-hearted attitude of loving kindness

Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., cofounded the Insight Meditation Society, is a founding teacher of the Spirit Rock Center, and has led International Buddhist Teacher meetings with the Dalai Lama. His books have been translated into 20 languages. They include The Art of Forgiveness and Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are.



When Moment to Moment Awareness Isn't Enough
Christopher Germer, Ph.D.

Discover an approach that softens client resistance and lifts the burden of shame and self-criticism, by strengthening the quality of warmth, connection, and open-heartedness in the therapeutic relationship. You'll learn:

• The differences between mindfulness and self-compassion and how to combine them for the benefit of your clients
• How moving beyond "fix-it" therapy approaches and simply being compassionately present with your client's difficulties makes room for transformational healing
• How to develop your own self-compassion practice to enhance your capacity for embodied, open-hearted listening
• How the practice of self-compassion repairs wounds of attachment and strengthens your client's ability to establish secure attachments with others

Christopher Germer, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist specializing in mindfulness and compassion-based psychotherapy. He is a founding member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, a clinical instructor in psychology at Harvard Medical School, and author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion.



Busting the 5 Biggest Myths about Self-Compassion
Kristin Neff, Ph.D.

This research-based rebuttal is also an exploration of the benefits the practice of self-compassion brings to the therapeutic process. It gives you everything you need to overcome the resistance of clients trapped in pain by self-criticism and shame. The objections this session takes on are:

• Self-compassion is a form of self-pity
• Self-compassion means weakness
• Self-compassion will make me complacent
• Self-compassion is narcissistic
• Self-compassion is selfish

Kristin Neff, Ph.D., is a self-compassion researcher and associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin. She also developed an 8-week program with Chris Germer called Mindful Self-Compassion, affiliated with Harvard Medical School, to teach self-compassion skills. She is the author of Self-Compassion.



Facing Our Dark Sides with Self-Compassion
Dick Schwartz, Ph.D.

The practice of self-compassion is a natural complement to a "parts approach" and this conversation with the originator of Internal Family Systems (IFS) explores how you can combine elements from both approaches to accelerate healing for your clients. You'll learn:

• To recognize your client's inner critic, uncover its positive intent, and engage it in productive dialogue
• To engage the compassionate Self and help it achieve a leadership role in your client's inner system
• The important role your parts play in helping clients develop self-compassion
• How to take a parts approach to enhancing your own capacity for self-compassion

Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., is director of the Center for Self Leadership, a faculty member of Harvard Medical School, and the originator of the Internal Family Systems Model. He's the author of several books including Internal Family Systems Therapy and You Are the One You've Been Waiting For.



Mastering the Skills of Self-Compassion
Paul Gilbert, Ph.D.

Find out how the brain's evolutionary bias feeds shame and self-criticism and how you can help clients activate and strengthen alternative neural networks that support attachment and self-compassion from the originator of self-compassion psychotherapy. You'll learn how to:

• Teach the fundamental skills of self-compassion step by step
• Help clients create a friendly internal voice to offer supportive "reality check" messages
• Coach clients using breath, posture, and other techniques to calm the mind and activate the brain's network for caring and kindness
• Help relieve a client's shame and self-criticism by supporting courage and the motivation to change

Paul Gilbert, Ph.D., is recognized around the world for his work on depression, shame, and self-criticism. He is the originator of several compassion-focused therapies and recipient of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his many contributions to the mental health field. He is the author of The Compassionate Mind and Overcoming Depression.



Unlocking a Client's Natural Compassion
Tim Desmond, L.M.F.T.

Dip into the extensive body of research supporting self-compassion's extraordinary healing power. Then learn how to create a positive alliance with your clients as the first step on a therapeutic journey to deep healing that lasts. Steps are presented in an evidence-based context and illustrated with examples from Tim's clinical practice. You'll learn how to:

• Activate a client's sense of love and compassion with a surprisingly simple mental exercise
• Teach clients to cultivate a habit of self-compassion by embracing obstacles and difficult emotions as they arise with kindness instead of self-criticism
• Help clients strengthen the "care circuit" of their brains with regular at-home practice
• Use memory reconsolidation techniques to heal suffering from the past

Tim Desmond, L.M.F.T., is a clinical psychologist and co-founder of Morning Sun Mindfulness Center in Alstead, New Hampshire. He is the author of Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy and offers training and consultation on positive psychology and mindfulness practices to therapists around the world.


Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity.

Learn from the leaders in the self-compassion movement without the cost or hassle of travel.
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$359.95 Value — Only $199.95 (GST Inclusive)


Earn up to 6 CPD Hours – Included in the Price!
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates:
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There's More! Get 3 Free Bonus Audio Workshops—a $389 Value! When You Sign Up Now

1 Dive into a detailed exploration of techniques for strengthening self-compassion with Christopher Germer, Ph.D.

Compassion and Self-Compassion—a 3-Hour Intensive Audio Workshop. Find out how to use self-compassion to help your clients relieve shame, self-criticism, defensiveness, and denial. Learn techniques for stilling the mind, witnessing pain with compassion, and embracing the sorrows of life without being overwhelmed by them.


2 Master a simple, powerful technique that opens the door for deep healing of shame and self-criticism with Tara Brach, Ph.D.

True Refuge—Audio Tutorial with Detailed Handout. Explore RAIN, a simple but powerful technique for directing attention to one's inner world. Learn how to use RAIN to help your clients discover the thoughts and emotions that make up their true inner experiences and open the door for undoing unconscious negative patterns.


3 Your healing presence is an essential ingredient in strengthening a client's self-compassion. Learn how to make the most of it from Dick Schwartz, Ph.D.

The Healing Self—a 3-Hour Intensive Audio Workshop. Learn to use the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model to shift your role from the primary attachment figure to a persona who opens the way for the client's Self to emerge. Explore methods for honestly and transparently acknowledging when you get emotionally triggered.


Just Added—an Inspiring Bonus Video by Tara Brach, Ph.D.
A $197.95 Value—Yours Free When You Sign Up Now.

Deliberate Practice and Inner Light. Discover the paradoxical craft of meditation in this inspiring and deeply comforting address. Learn how to use "skillful means" to quiet the mind to attain a seemingly effortless embodied state of radical and liberating natural presence.

Get the Complete Course Plus Audio and Video Bonuses for Only $199.95 (GST Inclusive) 
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Earn up to 6 CPD Hours – Included in the Price!

Have You Ever Wondered…
  • What to do when a client becomes so focused on solving an emotional problem that the problem gets worse?
  • How to connect with clients who say they are "bad" or the cause of their own pain?
  • How to maintain the boundary between your helping role and a client's responsibility for their own behavior and language?
  • About the step-by-step process for translating the trash-talk of a client's inner critic to a kinder, gentler narrative?
  • How to respond to a client who thinks self-compassion is self-indulgent, narcissistic, or a sign of weakness?
  • The best first step with a client who's stuck in a cycle of depression, shame, anxiety, or self-loathing?
  • If there are simple strategies that can protect you from becoming emotionally drained by your work?

Get answers to all your questions from the leaders in the self-compassion movement in this all-new video course.

The Transforming Power of Self-Compassion:
A New Paradigm for Deeper Healing and Lasting Change.

Pay Only $199.95 (GST Inclusive) When You Sign Up Now


Earn up to 6 CPD Hours – Included in the Price!

Here's What Your Colleagues Have to Say

Thanks for a session with immediately applicable concepts.  
- Ruth Ann H. - Hampton Bays, NY
Absolutely delightful presentation, it provided simple, fresh ideas that I feel I can actually incorporate into my practice. I want to learn more. Thank you so much.   
- Merrilee G. – San Carlos, CA
Rich Simon does an excellent job. He often anticipates the questions I have about what the guest is saying. 
- Jennifer E. – Oakville, ON
I am looking forward to moving from conceptualization to clinical intervention. 
- Beth C. – New Orleans, LA

Don't miss this incredible opportunity! 

The Transforming Power of Self-Compassion:
A New Paradigm for Deeper Healing and Lasting Change.

A $359.95 Value — Only $199.95 (GST Inclusive)


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