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

ACT for Shame & Self-Criticism
Date: September 11 - 12, 2017
Presenters: Jason Luoma, PhD & Jenna LeJeune, PhD
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

ACT with Compassion: a Masterclass in using ACT with Self-Criticism and Shame
Date: September 14 - 15, 2017
Presenters: Jason Luoma, PhD & Jenna LeJeune, PhD
Location: London, England

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 Power of Awareness – Online Training in Mindfulness & Compassion
Date: October 9 – November 27, 2017
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

August 2017

Plenary Talk & Workshop on Compassion Focused Therapy
Date: August 24 , 2017
Presenter: Dennis Tirch
Location: Porto Alegre, Brazil

Weekend Retreat: Radical Acceptance – Embracing Our Lives with Loving Presence
Date: August 25 – 27, 2017
Presenter: Tara Brach
Location: 1440 Multiversity, Scotts Valley, California

September 2017

Loving Awareness, Wisdom & Compassion in Tough Times
Date: September 1 – 4, 2017
Presenters: Jack Kornfield
Location: Garrison Institute, Garrison, New York

The Power of Mindful Self-Compassion
Date: September 9, 2017
Presenter: Kristin Neff, PhD
Location: Woodacre, California

Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive
Date: September 12 – 17, 2017
Presenter: Christopher Germer, PhD
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland

Compassionate Mindfulness: A Personal Practice Workshop for Clinicians
Date: September 16 – 17, 2017
Presenters: Dr. Dennis Tirch
Location: Berkeley, California

Self-Compassion for Healthcare Professionals
Date: September 18, 2017
Presenter: Christopher Germer, PhD
Location: Riga, Latvia

Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive
Date: September 19 – 24, 2017
Presenters: Christopher Germer, PhD, and Christine Braehler
Location: Riga, Latvia

Mindful Self-Compassion for Men
Date: September 20 - 24, 2017
Presenters: Christopher Germer, PhD & team
Location: Centrum voor Mindfulness, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Compassion Focused Staff Support and Supervision
Date: September 21 – 22, 2017
Presenter: Kate Lucre
Location: Derby, UK

Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training
Date: September 22 – 28, 2017
Presenters: Steven Hickman, PsyD & Tina Gibson
Location: Kawai Purapura, Auckland, New Zealand

Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy for Shame and Self-Critical-Difficulties
Date: September 25 – 27, 2017
Presenter: Prof. Paul Gilbert
Location: University of Derby, Derby, England

Compassion Cultivation Training – Mondays with Robert Cusick
Date: September 25 – November 13, 2017
Presenter: Robert Cusick
Location: Li Ka Shing Center, Stanford University, Stanford, California

Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy
Date: September 26 – 27, 2017
Presenters: Christopher Germer, PhD & Christine Braehler
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Compassionate Mindfulness: A Personal Practice Workshop for Clinicians
Date: September 26 – 27, 2017
Presenter: Dennis Tirch, PhD
Location: David Brower Center, Berkeley, California

Compassion Cultivation Training – Thursdays with Hooria Jazaieri
Date: September 28 – November 16, 2017
Presenter: Hooria Jazaieri
Location: Li Ka Shing Center, Stanford University, Stanford, California

Compassion Cultivation Training – Saturdays with Robert Cusick
Date: September 30 – November 18, 2017
Presenter: Robert Cusick
Location: Li Ka Shing Center, Stanford University, Stanford, California

October 2017

Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman China Seven-Day Retreat
Date: October 1 – 7, 2017
Presenters: Jack Kornfield, Trudy Goodman, & team
Location: Beijing, China

Mindful Self-Compassion: 2-Day Core Skills Workshop
Date: October 6 – 7, 2017
Presenters: Christopher Germer, PhD & Kristin Neff, PhD
Location: Washington, DC

Mindsight Immersion Weekend
Date: October 13 – 15, 2017
Presenter: Dan Siegel, MD
Location: Santa Monica, California

Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training
Date: October 14 – 20, 2017
Presenter: Christopher Germer, PhD
Location: Germany

Compassionate Mind Foundation World Conference
Date: October 16 – 18, 2017
Presenters: Various
Location: Manchester, England

Fall Insight Meditation Retreat
Date: October 16 – 26, 2017
Presenter: Jack Kornfield & team
Location: Spirit Rock, Woodacre, California

Conversations on Compassion and The Work with Byron Katie
Date: October 19, 2017
Presenters: Dr. James Doty and Byron Katie
Location: McCaw Hall, Stanford University, Stanford, California

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

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

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

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

Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive
Date: April 19 – 24, 2018
Presenters: Christopher Germer, Kristin Neff, & Christine Braehler
Location: Berlin, Germany

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

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

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 23 – 29, 2018
Presenters: Chris Germer & team
Location: Kisslegg, Germany

July 2018

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

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 Teacher Training
Date: October 13 - 19, 2018
Presenter: Christopher Germer, PhD
Location: Gotzis, Austria

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

October 2019

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


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