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Marie Bloomfield presents

Beyond Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Workshop for Professionals (3days)-Gold Coast

  • Fri 15th May 2020, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 1 Garrick St, Coolangatta QLD 4225
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Give yourself the gift of Mindful Self-Compassion for a better personal and work life!

Beyond Mindfulness + Self-Compassion is an advanced didactic and experiential workshop for professionals who already have established a personal and professional practice in Mindfulness and Self-Compassion. The aim is to extend your personal understanding and applications of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion so you can extend it in your professional work for increased effective engagement and interventions.

In this workshop, we will present evidence-based strategies in mindfulness and self-compassion to develop more emotional balance, resilience and well-being, to ease difficult emotions and burnout. The concepts and practices presented will be adaptations from Compassion-Focused Therapy, Mindful Self-Compassion and Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance.

This workshop is for professionals who want to boost their capacity to be more aware, feel calmer, vibrant and compassionate from the inside out. The aim of the workshop is to engage in more advanced personal practices in mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance professional skills.

Self-Compassion and Mindfulness greatly increase our ability to deal with difficulties with equanimity and protect us from caregiver fatigue. In this workshop we wish to deepen your practice of self-compassion to be able to relate to yourselves with greater warmth and understanding promoting feelings of satisfaction and enjoyment to improve your overall capacity for satisfaction at work and in your personal lives.

The training program will consist of powerful tools to soothe, to calm as well as strategies to promote emotional strength, resilience, and positive motivation that you can practice in your daily life and teach your clients. Mindfulness and Self-Compassion are about being present with connection and warmth during times of pain and struggles. We increase our ability to ease difficult emotions, care for others compassionately and be more fully ourselves in our roles. Mindfulness and self-compassion continue to transform the lives of professionals as well as their clients.

The focus of this workshop will be to present:

  • mindfulness strategies promoting emotional balance

  • practices strengthening our intentions, values and commitment

  • introduction to healing practices in forgiveness for ourselves and others

  • tools for cultivating compassion for ourselves and others

  • strategies to experience balance and equanimity in times of struggles

  • ways to ease and preventing burnout and caregiver fatigue

The research indicates that Health Professionals benefit from mindfulness and self-compassion (Seppala E. M, et al, 2014, Eriksson T., 2018 )* because it:

• strengthens relationships with clients/patients,

• reduces the chances of empathetic distress fatigue and burnout

• increase resilience and well-being.

Training objectives

After participating in this workshop, you’ll be able to:

- Deepen mindfulness and self-compassion formal and informal practices in daily life

- Extend feelings of goodwill, kindness and warmth towards self and others

- Motivate yourself and others with encouragement rather than harsh self-criticism

- Handle difficult emotions with greater balance

- Manage stress, anxiety, anger, guilt and shame with greater ease to resolve challenges

- Meet difficult relationships with compassion

- Manage burnout, caregiver fatigue and vicarious trauma

- Learn from your failures and inadequacies with understanding and kindness

- Become more aware and able to attend skilfully to your needs and the needs of others

- Promote positive emotions in yourself and others

- Teach self-compassion practices to patients, clients, students, children or partners

Content of the workshop

The emphasis of the program is on skill building to enhancing emotional resources and personal capacities to promote better engagement in our lives at home and at work.

Day 1:

Morning session: Presentation of the Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance advanced practices.

Afternoon session: Cultivating the three flows of compassion and tools from the Compassion-Focused Therapy model

Day 2:

Morning session: Exploring healing and forgiveness.

Afternoon session: Mini Silent Compassion-Focus Retreat

Day 3:

Morning session: Celebration of our journey and presenting psychological strategies involved in the prevention of caregiver fatigue. Finish at 1pm

Who it is for

This is a workshop for professionals who have attended previously a Mindful Self-Compassion or similar workshops and have their own established practice in mindfulness and self-compassion.

This training course target professionals such as psychologists, social workers, counsellors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, medical practitioners, teachers, trainers, coaches, nurses, lawyers and others who value and wish to further integrate mindfulness and self-compassion into their personal and work life.

This Mindfulness and Self-Compassion program is endorsed by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and promoted on the Australian Psychological Society (APS) on the calendar of events.

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