Academy of Human Development

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UEN No/CPE Reg No/ GST Reg No: 199900986N
(Reg. Period: 19 May 2020 to 20 May 2024)

Mindful Self‐Compassion Core Skills Training


This online workshop is an introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically supported training program based on the clinical perspective of Chris Germer, PhD and the pioneering research of Kristin Neff, PhD.

MSC is a resource-building program that makes participants more resilient. This 2-day, online workshop will introduce the MSC model and teach numerous skills. 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. You will not be listening to boring, endless lecture. Brief topic presentation will be interspersed with experiential exercises and skill practice along with small-group discussions, followed by large-group Q/A, before moving on to the next topic and skill. Participants will directly experience self-compassion and learn skills to evoke self-compassion in daily life. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend the program.

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.

MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. Mindfulness is the first step—turning with loving awareness toward difficult experience (emotions, sensations, thoughts). Self-compassion comes next—bringing kind awareness to ourselves. Together, mindfulness and self-compassion comprise a state of warm, connected presence during difficult moments in our lives. 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. MSC is particularly useful for human service and social service professionals who deal with high workload and resource limitations which are inherently stressful.


After participating in this two-day online training, you will be able to:

  • Identify and apply the three components of Mindful 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
  • Teach simple self-compassion exercises to clients



Dave Goh

6593 5284

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Course Schedule

Trainer(s) Dr Benjamin Weinstein
Venue(s) Online via Zoom