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Introduction to Self-Compassion Practices course

Introduction to Self-Compassion Practices course

About the Course

This 1-day workshop is an introduction to Self-Compassion (SC), an empirically supported training program based on the clinical perspective of Chris Germer, PhD and the pioneering research of Kristin Neff, PhD. The workshop will give you simple, practical skills that you can use in everyday life for a range of common issues. This will be a fast-paced interactive work-shop that reproduces many of the features of an in-person workshop. A large and rapidly increasing body of research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, coping well with life challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, more healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying, compassionate relationships.

Self-compassion includes the capacity to comfort, soothe and validate ourselves, but also to protect and provide for ourselves, and to motivate ourselves to achieve our goals. It is particularly useful for human service and social service professionals who deal with high workload and resource limitations which are inherently stressful.


  • Self-Compassion Theory

  • Self-Compassion: Research

  • Meditation: Affectionate Breathing

  • Our Wandering Minds

  • Present-Moment Awareness and Resistance

  • Introducing Backdraft

  • Myths and Misgivings about Self-Compassion

  • Dialogue with Your Inner Critic

  • Research about Self-Criticism

  • Why Do We Criticize Ourselves?

Course Objectives

Participants will learn to:

  • Identify and apply the three components of Self Compassion

  • Practice with practical techniques to apply self-compassion in daily life

  • Understand the science of self-compassion

  • Neutralize and gradually reduce automatic self criticism and harsh self judgments

  • Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism

  • Use guided meditations to build your own self-compassion

  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease

  • Manage caregiver fatigue

  • Practice the savoring, gratitude and self-appreciation

Who Should Attend

This workshop is for social service and human-services professionals who works as caregivers or those who work in social service or human-service organizations with high levels of stress and demand. Professionals who occupy roles as caregivers will especially benefit from the training.


Participants who meet 75% class attendance will be awarded a Certificate of Completion by the Academy of Human Development and Fei Yue Community Services.

Course Description

Your Trainer

Dr Benjamin Weinstein

Dr Benjamin Weinstein

Dr Benjamin Weinstein, PhD, a clinical psychologist, is currently a lecturer at Chiang Mai University, Thailand. Previously, he taught at Lynch School of Education, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, and Graduate School of Psychology(MS & Doctoral Programs), Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand. Dr Weinstein specialises in Adult Psychotherapy, ACT and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Depression & Anxiety Disorders, to name a few. From 2004 till present Dr Weinstein also practices as facilitator, trainer and organizational consultant of Pro-Change Consulting Co., Ltd (Thailand) and Consulting Clinical Psychologist Psychological Services International, Bangkok, Thailand.

He first graduated with Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, followed by Master of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, majoring in Clinical Psychology. In 2001, he completed his doctoral training with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee under APA Accredited Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Since 1989 Dr Weinstein had won various academic honours and awards, such as AGPA 2002 Conference Scholarship awarded by American Group Psychotherapy Association; 1999-2000 UWM Dissertation Fellowship, by University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee Graduate School; Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Academic Year Fellowship (Arabic) by United States Department of Education. Dr Weinstein is versatile in research since 1995 , in conjunction with Veteran Affair Health Science Research and Development, Bedford, MA, and Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center, MA and others.

He is a prolific writer as well from 1997, contributing either singly or partnering, for books, professional presentation and journals.His wide clinical experiences include working as a consulting clinical psychologist across Asia-Pacific region since 2001, based at Psychological Services International (PSI) in Bangkok, providing psychotherapy for adults and couples; and clinical supervision for mental health professionals.


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Mr Dave Goh / 6593 5284

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