Wednesday, November 10 | 9 am – 4 pm

(six-hour, full-day class)

Lunch break is from 12-1 pm | Brief breaks every hour | Open Q&A

F2) Managing Stress and Building Resilience
Using Mindful Self-Compassion

 Presented by Judy Clarke, M.Ed. Counseling Psychology,
Team HR, LLC

Class Description:

In this workshop, you’ll learn about an emerging mindfulness intervention that focuses on self-compassion practices. Learn what the research says about how self-compassion builds resilience and emotional well-being, and cultivates positive states of mind. The focus of the workshop will be on the science of Mindful Self-Compassion and its relationship to mediating the body’s threat defense system (our stress response of fight, flight, and freeze), along with mindfulness practices and valuable tools designed to enable you to respond to difficult moments and stress in your life with kindness, care and understanding. Self-compassion can be learned by anyone.

Activities will include meditation, short talks, experiential exercises and group discussion. The goal is for participants to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life. It is based in part on the eight-week Mindful Self-Compassion program and the ground breaking research of Kristen Neff, Ph.D. and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the mind body connection and how our mind generates unwanted stress
  • Understand the empirically supported benefits of self-compassion
  • Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
  • Increase emotion regulation and handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Develop strategies for mitigating stress and building personal resilience
  • Cultivate positive states of mind like gratitude, kindness and compassion
Class Materials/Books to Reference: 
  • Writing materials

Target Audience: 

  • Anyone

Levels of Expertise:

  • No level of expertise: Anyone can learn the concepts and apply them

About our Presenter:

Judy Clarke, M.Ed. Counseling Psychology, is an organizational development consultant, coach and trainer with more than 40 years of experience and a background in mental health counseling. As a mindfulness practitioner, Judy has incorporated mindfulness into her consulting and training practice. She is teacher-trained in mindful self-compassion from UC San Diego. 

ICC Preferred Provider Program Continuing Education Credit (ICC PPP CEUs):

OBOA is an approved International Code Council (ICC) Preferred Provider. The Preferred Provider Program recognizes and promotes ICC-approved educational offerings as they relate to codes, standards and guidelines, as well as building construction materials, products and methods. ICC certificate holders may obtain ICC CEUs from Preferred Providers that can be applied toward the renewal requirements of ICC’s certification program. It is the intent of OBOA that all classes offered at institutes will be approved for the Preferred Provider Program.

ICC PPP Approved Course | Course# 30231 | 0.6 CEUs (must attend full six hours for credit)

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