Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training

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New York Insight Meditation Center-7th Fl.
28 West 27th St., 7th Fl. (Room 704)


Date(s) - 09/23/2017 - 09/24/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm




New York Insight Meditation Center-7th Fl.
28 West 27th St., 7th Fl. (Room 704)

Event Details

Mindful Self-compassion: What is It?
Self-compassion is the emotional attitude of bringing kindness to ourselves when things go wrong in our lives. Most of us easily treat our friends and loved ones with warmth, tenderness and patience when they struggle, fall short or fail at times in their lives, but we have a much harder time bringing those same qualities of compassion to our own selves in the same situations. Self-compassion is directed to the one who is suffering, and encourages us to consider the fundamental question of “What do I need?” By recognizing that difficulty is here (mindfulness), that these things are a part of every human life (common humanity), and connecting with our natural capacity for kindness toward suffering (self-kindness), we can develop healthy and enduring patterns of relating to all the circumstances of life.

Self-compassion: How to Learn It
Self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those who didn’t receive enough affection in childhood or who find it embarrassing to be kind to oneself. It’s a courageous mental attitude that stands up to harm, including the discomfort that we unwittingly inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-isolation, and self-rumination when things go wrong. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, forgive ourselves, and respond to ourselves and others with care and respect, and be fully human.

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 criticism
  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Manage caregiver fatigue
  • Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation

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

Sept 23rd-24th 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

(*) Payment plans and limited partial scholarships are available. Click here to apply for a partial scholarship, if you need support.
(**) The NYI Scholarship Fund allows NYI to offer partial or full scholarships to those who may not be able to afford registration costs. New York Insight is committed to ensuring that our Dharma offerings are available to all, regardless of ability to pay.

Free Introductory talk Friday Sept 22nd at 7:00 PM
Topic: Mindful Self Compassion and the Dharma of Befriending Life




Beth Mulligan

Beth MulliganBeth Mulligan, PA-C is a certified MBSR teacher, teacher trainer, and adjunct faculty through the UMASS Center for Mindfulness. She has been teaching MBSR for over a decade to diverse populations; from the critically ill, to non-profit organizations, the underserved, educators, and corporate leaders. She currently teaches at the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at UCI and Insight LA. Beth teaches the 10-week and nine-day practicum for teachers in training nationally and internationally. Beth is a certified Mindful Self Compassion teacher and teacher trainer and does international training for the Center for Mindful Self Compassion. Beth has a background in primary care medicine as a Board Certified Physician Assistant having graduated Magna cum Laude from Duke University and has practiced medicine for over thirty years. She is a long time student of Charles Tenshin Fletcher, Roshi at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center where she has lived in residence. Beth is the Guiding Dharma teacher at Insight Community of the Desert and is a certified yoga instructor.

Beth Sternlieb

Beth SternliebBeth Sternlieb is a senior teacher at InsightLA, director of the ILA Buddha's Path Program, and a graduate of the Spirit Rock and Insight Meditation Society teacher training. She is a certified Mindful Self Compassion teacher. As co-director of mindfulness and yoga research at the UCLA Pediatric Pain Program and a member of the clinical team, Beth has taught and co-authored several research studies on yoga for young adults with chronic pain and health problems, and breast cancer survivors with persistent fatigue.