A growing body of research suggests that health professionals benefit from Mindfulness Based Interventions and Loving-Kindness Meditations that increase their Self-Compassion, since these practices can strengthen their relationships with clients, reduce the chances of burnout and increase overall wellbeing (Bellinghasu, Jones &Hutton, 2014). Applying Mindfulness and Self-Compassion practices in personal life, has the capacity to enhance professional effectiveness and increase longevity.
Mindfulness and Self-Compassion interventions have been shown to strongly enhance personal relationships, self-care and wellbeing, as well as reduce levels of depression, anxiety and pain. Mindfulness is cultivating a moment to moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and surrounding environment, through a gentle, non-judgmental lens. Self-Compassion is extending compassion to one's self in instances of perceived inadequacy, failure, or general suffering. It comprises of the conscious extension of kindness, care, warmth and understanding toward oneself when struggling in life, as opposed to beratement or self-criticism. Combined Mindfulness and Self-Compassion can create a powerful attitudinal shift to enhance our resilience and coping abilitiy.
This one-day workshop draws on the work of Christopher Germer and Kirsten Neff, developers of the MSC program and leaders in this area of therapy and research, Prof Paul Gilbert (creator of Compassion Focused Therapy) and Linda Graham (author of Bouncing Back: Rewiring your Brain for Maximum Resilience & Well-Being), and the global movement of Authentic Relating. Participants will have the opportunity of an experiential introduction to harnessing the power of the mind to deal gracefully with difficult emotions, care for others consistently and compassionately, move with ease between personal and professional endeavours, and relate more authenticity in personal and professional life.
Participants will be introduced practical strategies for increasing emotional resilience and emotional regulation, changing a self-critical mindset, calming irritation, frustration, impatience and shame, increasing acceptance and positive motivation and relating to others more authentically. Guidance through six powerful meditations that can be practiced in daily life and taught to clients will be facilitated during the day.
|Handout 1: Mindfulness & self compassion work book (3.86 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Handout 2 - Self compassion break (0.08 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Handout 3 - Presenter slides (0.31 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Handout 4 : Video Link (0.01 MB)||Available after Purchase|
Kate Mutimer is a psychologist with 20 years experience working with individuals and groups in community health and organisational settings. Kate is a meditation and compassion teacher and a trained Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) teacher. She has specialist knowledge and extensive experience in practicing psychotherapy and facilitating change. Kate’s clinical background includes clinical assessment and treatment of depression, anxiety and personality disorders, adolescent and family counseling, working with issues of sexuality, relationships and identity. Kate has also spent time lecturing at QUT and Griffith University in Change Management, group facilitation, applied counseling psychology and family studies. Currently, Kate Works in private practice and within workplace wellbeing initiatives, providing a broad range of mental health, stress management and other lifestyle solutions. Kate is registered as a generalist Psychologist with AHPRA. She is also a full member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Registration fee: $199
Lifetime access to the video and the resources
Attendance Certificate for 6 hours of interactive training.
This seminar provides 6 hours for CPD points.
You will need a steady internet connection, and a device such as a computer, tablet or phone upon which to view and participate.
This practical training is suitable for all clinicians working in any healthcare setting in direct patient contact, especially psychologists, counsellors, school counsellors, psychiatrists, mental health nurses, GPs, GP registrars, practice nurses, and other allied health practitioners.
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