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2-Day MSC Core Skills Workshop
with Christopher Germer and Kristen Neff

Friday & Saturday, March 3 & 4, 2017 9am – 4pm
Watermark Country Club
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer are pioneers in the scientific development of self-compassion. They have brought their respective experience together in the empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program and are providing a series of in-depth opportunities for people to immerse themselves in some of the key practices and exercises of the full 8-week program in an intensive 2-day format. Consider joining Kristin and Chris to learn from the leaders just how powerful and transformative the practice of self-compassion can be. CE credits are available for Mental Health Professionals, Nurses, and Teachers. More Info

After participating in this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Practice self-compassion in daily life
  • Understand the science of self-compassion
  • Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticis
  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Manage caregiver fatigue
  • Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation
  • Teach simple self-compassion exercises to clients

Program activities include talks, meditation, experiential exercises, and group discussion. Participants will directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend the program. More Info
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Save the Date
Friday, October 20, 2017

The Science of Mindfulness and Habit Change
One Day Workshop with Judson Brewer MD, PhD,


New Classes Starting in January

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
with Carol Hendershot & April Hadley

Early Registration $350 through January 13, 2017
Regular Registration $385 beginning January 14, 2017

January Free Information Sessions:
Monday, January 2 or 9, 6:30 pm – Location: Holistic Care Approach
Wednesday, January 4 or 11, 9:30 am – Location: Holistic Care Approach
Thursday, January 5 or 12, 6:30 pm – Location: Women’s Health Center

January Classes Begin:

Monday, January 16, 6:30 pm – Location: Holistic Care Approach
Wednesday, January 18, 9:30 am – Location: Holistic Care Approach
Thursday, January 19, 6:30 pm – Location: Women’s Health Center

Mindful Self Compassion
with Carol Hendershot

Early Registration $350 through January 13, 2017
Regular Registration $385 beginning January 14, 2017

January Free Information Sessions:
Tuesday, January 3 or 10, 6:30 pm – Location: Energy Touch
Thursday, January 5 or 12, 9:30 am – Location: Mindful Counseling GR

January Classes Begin:

Tuesday, January 17, 6:30 pm – Location: Energy Touch
Thursday, January 19, 9:30 am – Location: Mindful Counseling GR

Call 616-361-3660 for more information.

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Upcoming Workshops

2-Day MSC Core Skills Workshop

The Science of Mindfulness
and Habit Change

Mindfulness in the Mainstream

Upcoming Programs

Winter 2017 Schedule

Classes Meet Once Weekly for Eight Weeks

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
with Carol Hendershot & April Hadley

Early Registration $350 through January 13
Regular Registration $385 begins January 1

January Classes Begin:

Monday, January 16, 6:30 pm
Wednesday, January 18, 9:30 am
Thursday, January 19, 6:30 pm

Mindful Self Compassion
with Carol Hendershot

Early Registration $350 through January 13
Regular Registration $385 begins January 14

January Classes Begin:

Tuesday, January 17, 6:30 pm
Thursday, January 19, 9:30 am

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