Events

We scour the web for any events we think might be relevant to therapists who are interested in shame, self-criticism, and compassion. If we find one, we list it here. If you know of an event that isn't listed here that might be relevant to our community, please drop us a line and let us know!

Upcoming events hosted by ACT With Compassion

Check back for upcoming AWC events!

Courses and Workshops from the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

Also be sure to check out the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion website for lots more courses, workshops, and trainings on self-compassion.

Webinars, Online Training, and Online Resources on Shame and Compassion

The Art and Science of Compassion I - An 8-Session Online Workshop
Date: November 20, 2017 - January 22, 2018
Presenters: Dr. Dennis Tirch & Dr. Laura Silberstein-Tirch

The Power of Awareness – Online Training in Mindfulness & Compassion
Date: January 15 - March 5, 2018
Presenters: Tara Brach & Jack Kornfield

The Power of Therapeutic Presence: Mindfulness & Compassion for Clients & Clinicians (online course)
Date: On demand
Presenters: Christopher Germer, Ron Siegel, and others

Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program
Date: September 1, 2018 – September 1, 2020
Presenters: Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach

The Top 5 Shame Research Findings that Should Influence Your Practice Online Course
Date: On demand
Instructor: Jason Luoma, PhD

Compassion in the Workplace online course
Date: On demand
Course Facilitator: Maureen Cooper

Empathy and Compassion Video Resources - Compassion Training Initiative at Palo Alto University

Compassion-Focused Therapy Workshop Videos with Paul Gilbert at the Center for Compassion And Altruism Research And Education, Stanford University
Introduction
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Training around the world relating to shame, compassion, and therapy

October 2017

The Power of Mindful Self-Compassion
Date: October 20, 2017
Presenter: Kristin Neff, PhD
Location: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy
Date: October 22 – 24, 2017
Presenter: Christopher Germer, PhD & Christine Braehler
Location: Salzburg, Austria

Compassionate Mind Training – 8 Week Course
Date: October 23 – December 11, 2017
Presenters: Dr. Chris Iron & Dr. Charlie Heriot-Maitland
Location: London, England

Cultivating Mindful Compassion 7-Week Interactive Online Course
Date: October 26 – December 14, 2017
Presenter: Amy Pattee Colvin

Compassion in Practice: Achieving Better Outcomes by Maximizing Communication, Relationships and Resilience
Date: October 29 – 30, 2017
Presenters: Various
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Advanced Clinical Skills in CFT
Date: October 31 – November 2, 2017
Presenter: Professor Paul Gilbert
Location: Derby, UK

November 2017

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion: Warming Up the Conversation
Date: November 4, 2017
Presenter: Christopher Germer, PhD
Location: True North Mindfulness Center, Montreal, Canada

Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive
Date: November 7 – 12, 2017
Presenters: Steven Hickman, PsyD, Aimee Eckhardt, and Helen Vantine, PhD 
Location: Elohee Center, Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia

Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training
Date: November 10 – 11, 2017
Presenters: Kristin Neff, PhD & Christopher Germer, PhD
Location: Denver, Colorado

Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy
Date: November 15 – 17, 2017
Presenter: Paul Gilbert
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Conversations on Compassion with Werner Erhard
Date: November 16, 2017
Presenters: Dr. James Doty and Werner Erhard
Location: McCaw Hall, Stanford University, Stanford, California

Compassionate Mind Training: A Personal Practice Workshop
Date: November 20 – 22, 2017
Presenters: Paul Gilbert & James Bennett-Levy
Location: Byron Bay, Australia

Thailand Mindful Compassion Retreat 2017
Date: November 20 – 24, 2017
Presenter: Dr. Chris Irons
Location: Evason Resort and Spa, Hua Hin, Thailand

Compassion Focused Therapy – Advanced Clinical Skills
Date: November 29 – December 1, 2017
Presenters: Paul Gilbert, James Bennett-Levy & James Kirby
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Open Your Heart in Paradise Retreat
Date: November 29 – December 4, 2017
Presenters: Ram Dass, Krishna Das, Jack Kornfield, & others
Location: Napili Kai Beach Resort, Maui, Hawaii

December 2017

Introduction to Theory & Practice of CFT
Date: December 7 – 9, 2017
Presenters: Dr. Chris Irons & Dr. Fiona Ashworth
Location: Friends House, London, England

Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive
Date: December 8 – 13, 2017
Presenters: Steven Hickman, PsyD & Dawn MacDonald, MSW, RSW
Location: Yashada, Pune, India

Cultivating Mindful Compassion Weekend Workshop
Date: December 9 – 10, 2017
Presenter: Amy Pattee Colvin
Location: Samish Island, Washington

Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive
Date: December 10 – 15, 2017
Presenters: Christopher Germer, PhD, and Kristin Neff, PhD
Location: Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California

A Compassionate Approach to Recovering from Shame-Based Trauma and PTSD
Date: December 11 – 13, 2017
Presenter: Dr. Deborah Lee
Location: Ewert House, Oxford, England

Compassionate Mind Training: A Personal Practice Workshop
Date: December 14 – 16, 2017
Presenters: Prof. Paul Gilbert & Dr. Nicola Petrocchi
Location: Mickleover Court Hotel, Derby, England

Residential 5-Day New Year’s Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion
Date: December 27, 2017 – January 1, 2018
Presenters: Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust, Hugh Byrne, & Luisa Montero-Diaz
Location: Pearlstone Retreat Center, Reisterstown, Maryland

January 2018

Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training
Date: January 6 – 12, 2018
Presenter: Steven Hickman, PsyD, Mila de Koning, and Marta Alonso Maynar 
Location: EarthRise Retreat Center, Petaluma, California

Compassion Cultivation Training
Date: January 7 – February 24, 2018
Presenter: Becca Peters
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

February 2018

The Science of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
Date: February 10 – 11, 2018
Presenters: Kristin Neff & Shauna Shapiro
Location: Tuscon, Arizona

Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive
Date: February 17 – 25, 2018
Presenters: Christopher Germer, PhD & team
Location: Kenya

March 2018

Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive
Date: March 11 – 16, 2018
Presenters: Christopher Germer, PhD & Kristin Neff, PhD
Location: Sedona, Arizona

Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive
Date: March 19 – 24, 2018
Presenters: Christopher Germer, Arve Thurman, & Christine Braehler
Location: Berlin, Germany

Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training
Date: March 19 – 25, 2018
Presenters: Steven Hickman, PsyD, Michelle Becker, LMFT, & Dawn MacDonald, MSW, RSW
Location: Duncan Conference Center, Delay Beach, Florida

Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training
Date: March 27 – April 2, 2018
Presenter: Christopher Germer, PhD
Location: Madrid, Spain

April 2018

The Art of Self-Compassion
Date: April 7, 2018
Presenters: Christopher Germer, PhD
Location: New York, New York

Mindful Self-Compassion: 2-Day Core Skills Workshop
Date: April 27 – 28, 2018
Presenters: Christopher Germer, PhD & Kristin Neff, PhD
Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Residential Weeklong Retreat – Intimacy with Life
Date: April 27 – May 4, 2018
Presenter: Tara Brach
Location: Pearlstone Retreat Center, Reisterstown, Maryland

Self-Compassion and Psychotherapy Weekend Workshop
Date: April 30 – May 1, 2018
Presenters: Christopher Germer & Christine Braehler
Location: Montreal, Canada

May 2018

Meditation and Psychotherapy Conference
Date: May 4 – 5, 2018
Presenters: Various
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts

Self-Compassion and Presence in Psychotherapy
Date: May 11 – 13, 2018
Presenters: Christopher Germer, PhD and Shari Geller
Location: Toronto, Canada

Self-Compassion: An Antidote to Shame in Psychotherapy
Date: May 18, 2018
Presenter: Christopher Germer
Location: Newton, Massachusetts

Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive
Date: May 24 – 28, 2018
Presenters: Chris Germer, Kristin Neff, Hailan Xiaoxia Guo, & Joy Huang
Location: Beijing, China

June 2018

Mindfulness and Compassion Conference
Date: June 6 – 9, 2018
Presenters: Various
Location: Zaragoza, Spain

Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive
Date: June 17 – 22, 2018
Presenters: Chris Germer & Kristin Neff
Location: Garrison, New York

Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training
Date: June 24 – 30, 2018
Presenters: Christopher Germer, PhD, Dawn MacDonald, MSW, RSW, & Michelle Becker, LMFT
Location: Toronto, Canada

July 2018

Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Festival
Date: July 6 – 8, 2018
Presenters: Various
Location: Mennorode, Netherlands

Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive
Date: July 8 – 13, 2018
Presenters: Christopher Germer, PhD & Kristin Neff, PhD
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Radical Acceptance Residential Weekend
Date: July 27 – 29, 2018
Presenter: Tara Brach
Location: Rhinebeck, New York

August 2018

Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training
Date: August 17 – 23, 2018
Presenter: Christopher Germer
Location: Korea

September 2018

Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training
Date: September 2 – 8, 2018
Presenters: Steven Hickman, PsyD, James Bennett-Levy & Tina Gibson
Location: Hartzer Park Conference & Retreat Centre, NSW, Australia

Mindful Self-Compassion: 2-Day Core Skills Workshop
Date: September 22 – 23, 2018
Presenters: Chris Germer & Kristin Neff
Location: Berkeley, California

Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive
Date: September 30 – October 5, 2018
Presenters: Chris Germer & team
Location: Germany

October 2018

Mindful Self-Compassion: 2-Day Core Skills Workshop
Date: October 12 – 13, 2018
Presenters: Christopher Germer & Kristin Neff
Location: Miami, Florida

Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training
Date: October 20 – 26, 2018
Presenter: Christopher Germer
Location: Andover, Massachusetts

November 2018

Compassion in Psychotherapy
Date: November 1 – 2, 2018
Presenters: Chris Germer & Christine Braehler
Location: San Diego, California

Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive
Date: November 9 – 14, 2018
Presenters: Chris Germer, Noriko Morita, & Sanae Kishimoto
Location: Kyoto, Japan

December 2018

Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive
Date: December 9 – 14, 2018
Presenters: Chris Germer & Kristin Neff
Location: Esalen, California

June 2019

Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training
Date: June 23 – 28, 2019
Presenters: Christopher Germer & others
Location: Gotzis, Germany (in German)

October 2019

The Art of Self-Compassion
Date: October 20, 2019
Presenter: Chris Germer
Location: New York, New York


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