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Presence and Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy Workshop

Fri Feb 05 2021 at 11:00 am to Sat Feb 06 2021 at 07:00 pm

87 Elm St, Toronto, ON M5G 0A8, Canada | Toronto

The Presence and Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy Workshop originally scheduled for March 26 & 27, 2020 has been rescheduled for February 5 & 6, 2021.
This difficult decision was made with an abundance of caution, and to mitigate risk to all communities with regard to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Drs. Geller and Germer’s key factors in this decision are the need to foster a degree of “social distancing”, as recommended by public health authorities, and concerns that travel back into the United States may become prohibited. Ultimately, the goal is to help interrupt the chain of transmission into the wider community, minimize risk and be proactive for health and wellness.
We hope you will be able to attend for the new dates.
Wishing you well in this challenging time.
Presenters: Dr. Shari Geller and Dr. Christopher Germer

Join leaders in the field for a 2 day workshop on Mindful Self-Compassion and Therapeutic Presence. This workshop will offer clinicians core skills and practices to cultivate presence and self-compassion as a foundation for therapeutic relationshiops, self-care and to teach to clients.
Therapeutic Presence (TP) lies at the heart of a positive treatment alliance. When practicing therapeutic presence, clinicians use their whole self — physically, emotionally, cognitively and spiritually — to be receptively attuned and deeply engaged with the client, moment-by-moment. TP provides a neurophysiological sense of safety in clients that allows them to be seen, heard, understood, and "feel felt."
Self-Compassion (MSC) the capacity to comfort and so the involves ourselves, and to motivate ourselves with encouragement, when we struggle, fail, or feel inadequate. It is a key resource that enables clinicians to be fully present and attuned with clients. Burgeoning research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, lower levels of anxiety and depression, coping with life challenges, healthy habits like diet and exercise, and more satisfying relationships.
TP and MSC are trans-theoretical mechanisms of change in psychotherapy and the emotional heart of mindfulness when we meet suffering. Together, therapeutic presence and self-compassion are a powerful resource for clinicians to maintain emotional balance in the midst of challenging clinical work, to enjoy their work and their clients more fully, and to prevent caregiver fatigue.
Since presence and self-compassion need to be directly experienced to be understood, this workshop will be largely experiential, including meditation, musical rhythm, imagery, and creative exercises. It will also contain short lectures, class exercises, videos, poetry, and group discussion. Participants will receive instructions to a wide variety of practices that can be practiced at home, and also taught to clients, students, and trainees.
1. Discover the reasearch evidence for the benefits of presence, compassion and self-compassion in psychotherapy and in life.
2. Be able to practice presence and self-compassion techniques during therapy and in life to sustain emotional connection in challenging therapeutic interactions.
3. Experience how self-compassion alleviates self-criticism and shame.
4. Help clients and patients cultivate mindful presence and self-compassion skills.
Where: YWCA Nancy's Auditorium, 87 Elm Street, Toronto, ON
Presenters: Dr. Chris Germer & Dr. Shari Geller
EARLY REGISTRATION Fee: $ 495 plus HST if registered by January 8, 2021
Regular Fee: $ 545 plus HST
Register online here: https://cmbh.space/event/presence-and-self-compassion-in-psychotherapy-a-foundational-approach-for-therapists-clients/

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

87 Elm St, Toronto, ON M5G 0A8, Canada