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Your Compassionate Self

March 14 @ 4:30 pm - April 18 @ 6:00 pm PDT

$275.00 – $325.00

Care for the Caregiver – Self Compassion for Health Care Communities (SCHC)

Back by popular demand with an additional 3 hours of training!

with Robin Beardsley, MD (www.yourcompassionateself.ca)

6 – 1.5 Hour sessions
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm PACIFIC TIME
March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, and 18, 2024
via Zoom online (PIHPA Compliant)

Approved by Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association for 9 CEC/CEU’s

This workshop is for anyone who is working with others in a caregiving capacity: therapists, counselors, pastoral caregivers and health care providers.

Read what past participants said:

  • I really enjoyed Robin’s approach in teaching. She was present all the time, and I like how the course was more on experiential work than it was on head knowledge. I really enjoyed it. The 6 weeks was a very restful time for me.
  • Thank you so much to all involved in this beautiful sharing. I am hopeful and wishful that each session can be longer than 1 hour!
  • The course enhanced my practice
  • I appreciated the experiential and sensory experience of the course. Thank you!

Self-Compassion for Health Care Communities (SCHC)

Caregiver Fatigue (CF) characterised by profound emotional and physical exhaustion often accompanied with resentment and decreased job satisfaction. Many of us feel overburdened in our jobs, especially given the last few years. Many more therapists are reporting some degree of caregiver burnout or fatigue during this pandemic. CF is a form of relational pain, one of connection, having emotional resonance with someone we care about who suffers. This is compounded when there is an increase in those suffering, and when we are experiencing situations and suffering similar as those for whom we are caring.

One of the key components to addressing CF is to notice or become aware of how we are impacted; physically, cognitively, and emotionally. Research has shown that our own suffering can increase depending on how we relate to this suffering and how we relate to ourselves. Research has also shown that self-compassion is an evidence-based approach to changing our relationship with ourselves and our suffering, which in turn is strongly associated with emotional well-being, maintenance of healthy habits and satisfying relationships.

Self-Compassion for Health Care Communities (SCHC) is a 6-hr evidence-based healthcare adaptation of Mindful Self-Compassion, the empirically supported program of Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Chris Germer. (We will be offering a 9-hr format.) Compassion not only includes kindness, but also fierceness to protect and motivate oneself. As opposed to other self-care techniques, self-compassion practices can be used on the spot while at work with patients and colleagues. This training aims to improve well being and personal awareness and provide some tools to meet distressing emotional situations as they occur at work and at home

As a participant of the program, you will learn the following:

  • Be able to describe the key components of self-compassion and awareness and how they can be integrated into your role as a therapist
  • Be able to explain the difference between empathy and compassion and utilize strategies to alleviate emotional exhaustion
  • Be able to practice techniques to increase self-compassion at work and everyday life
  • Practice at least one skill from each session to care for yourself while caring for others who are suffering

In research published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, Neff.Knox.2020, the SCHC program was found to significantly:
Decrease: Depression, Stress, Secondary Traumatic Stress and Burnout
Increase: Self-compassion, Mindfulness, Compassion for others, Job Satisfaction in healthcare professionals

Payment Information and  Cancellation Policy

Early Bird Rate to Feb 14, 2024
$275  SIP Clinical and Professional Members
$300 General SIP Members and Non-Members

After February 14, 2024
$300 SIP Clinical and Professional Members
$325 General SIP Members and Non-Members

No refunds after March 1, 2024. Refunds minus $50 administration fee before March 1, 2024

Zoom links sent out the week prior and the day prior.

SPECIAL NOTE:  If you are from Singapore or any other country that cannot process PayPal please contact Cindi at admin@satirpacific.org for an alternate method of Payment


March 14 @ 4:30 pm PDT
April 18 @ 6:00 pm PDT
$275.00 – $325.00


Online Via Zoom


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Care for the Caregiver (SCHC) SIP Professional or Clinical Member RATE
6 - 1.5 hours Sessions 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm PACIFIC TIME March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11 and 18, 2024
Care for the Caregiver (SCHC) General RATE
6 - 1.5 hours Sessions 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm PACIFIC TIME March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11 and 18, 2024