8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion

Let's take a moment just for yourself.

Move past your self-criticism and become a friend and supporter of your own wellbeing.

Are you self-critical and perfectionistic? Are you judgmental about yourself and your shortcomings, and do you feel that you can easily provide empathy, care, and understanding in your relationships with others? And when it comes to you, do you feel like you can’t provide the same care and compassion for yourself? This training is especially there for you!

“Self-compassion implies warmth and understanding towards oneself when we suffer, fail or feel inadequate, instead of ignoring our pain or whipping ourselves with self-criticism.”

Dr. Kristin Neff author of Mindful Self-Compassion

Learn to treat yourself with the same kindness and respect as you treat others.

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an intensive 8-week training program to help you mindfully recognize and overcome insecurity and negative self-talk, develop more compassion and loving-kindness towards yourself, and experience greater peace and joy.

Designed by Dr. Kristin Neff and Chris Germer, MSC is based on extensive psychological research and is being taught all around the world to help people overcome perfectionism, reduce anxiety and depression, and improve relationships.

Use this moment just for you: prevent burnout, fatigue, low mood, or that horrible feeling that you are never “good enough”! Now is the time to support yourself and strengthen your resilience to stress.

Included in the price

Each week of training covers a different topic; including a weekly group session of 2h and 30 min, plus a retreat day of 3h and 30 min. There is also a workbook that accompanies the training and audio meditation program. Training hours are also recognized as required hours for psychotherapist’s education. The certificate is obtained if you join a minimum of 7 meetings and this training is a prerequisite for further certification for the Mindful self-compassion trainer.

  • Eight 2:30 hours sessions in person
  • Day 3:30 hour retreat on a weekend day
  • Workbook
  • Weekly audio meditation

Topics that we will cover

The program includes short lectures on the psychological and neurobiological foundations of practice as well as its application through meditation, sessions that help us develop self-awareness and mindfulness exercises. Group sharing especially serves to deepen the experience of presence at this time.

  • Self-compassion practices for daily life
  • How to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • The art of loving-kindness meditation
  • How to use self-compassion in caregiving situations
  • How to transform challenging relationships
  • How to motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
  • How to enjoy your life more fully

More than 1000 satisfied participants!

on our Mindfulness-Based training programs.

I got acquainted with the work of the center through several programs and I give a warm recommendation. I would like to single out practical exercises through which we get to know and understand ourselves better and find it easier to face and overcome challenging situations.

Jelena Demenescu

Since I belong to the group of highly sensitive people, it is very useful for me that thanks to mindfulness I manage to stop thought processes and choose the best possible reaction and direct the internal dialogue in an assertive direction. Also, practicing mindfulness has allowed me to enter an inexhaustible world of empathy and self-esteem, which is crucial for accepting different messages and understanding, especially if you are a helper. It was a refreshing opportunity to work with an expert who helps you become aware of your own capacities in the perspective of time and better connect with yourself. The space for personal values ​​is provided to us, it depends on us whether we will dedicate ourselves to them and use the chance to turn our weaknesses into strengths.

Jasna Krajovan

The difference between self-esteem and self-compassion

Kristin Neff at TEDxCentennialParkWomen

About the instructors

Vesna Laković van Kempen

For the last 13 years, Vesna Laković van Kempen has been creating programs and education tailored to the needs of today. She leads trainings for personal and professional development, as a pioneer in our area in areas such as: Mindfulness (conscious attention, focus and better stress control), TRE physical exercises to relieve stress and tension, training for the development of self-compassion (Mindful self-compassion) – resilience and prevention of compassionate fatigue. She is the author of the book “Diary of Conscious Attention and Stress Control”. Participants and clients mostly describe her as dedicated and motivating, but above all sincere and spontaneous.

Innovation, challenge and growth (with a dose of adventure!) Are important values ​​in her work and she spent some time in Thailand at the New Life Foundation Addiction Recovery Center, working as a consultant and consultant in creating the educational program of the center. Today, she mentors women entrepreneurs from Asia as part of Wedu and is part of the Committee for Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion in America.

In recent years, she has been working with her husband as a consultant and instructional designer to promote and create online educational programs for companies and institutions.

Ksenija Zor

Ksenija Zor is a transactional analysis psychotherapist, working under regular supervision and a mindfulness teacher. She finished economics and communicology studies at the University of Ljubljana. She became familiar with mindfulness by attending workshops by Marie Kronquist from Denmark, where she finished her teaching course.

She was also active as a member of the Society for the development of mindfulness in Ljubljana and has attended De-Mystifying Mindfulness (at Universiteit Leiden). She is working in a psychotherapy private practice, mostly with adults and she is also a seminar leader, lecturer, and counselor at Familylab Slovenia. She is leading groups for parents and mindfulness trainings for parents and pedagogists from preschool and schoolteachers.

Occasionally she writes on mindfulness, parenting, and therapy.

Registration

Next cohort: The beginning of October (the exact time and date will be decided with the participants who apply)
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Language: English

Normal price: € 400
Early bird: € 349 (until July 1)

Spots are limited because we just work with small groups of 20 people. Pay a 50 euro deposit to claim your early bird and reserve your spot today.

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Contact Vesna for more information
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