Compassion is the essence of mindfulness. It has the power to transform our mind to ease our struggles, to enable us to be stronger, wiser, so we can be happier and healthier. New Daytime and Evening 8-week Course.
We offer Mindful Self-Compassion programs targeted at professionals who wish to integrate the power of self-compassion in their personal and professional practices.
We offer One-to-One counselling and coaching. We also provide clinical supervision for psychologists, social workers, counselors and other health care professionals in mindfulness and compassion-based approaches.
The Mindful Self-Compassion Training Course presents new mindfulness and new self-compassion practices to calm and soothe our selves to promote ease of living, effective problem-solving and satisfying relationships. It has transform the life of thousands of people in Australia and all over the world!
Mindfulness increases our ability to deal with the inevitable stresses and struggles with more calm. When we add Self-Compassion to Mindfulness we greatly increase the power of transformation and our capacity for happiness. Mindfulness and Self-compassion training provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to accept ourselves as we are, to build on our resources, to motivate ourselves with encouragement, to care for others, and to be fully human. The Mindful Self-Compassion Training Program is an experiential journey; an adventure in self-discovery and self-kindness. The Mindful Self-Compassion Course presents new mindfulness and new self-compassion practices to calm and soothe ourselves to promote ease of living, effective problem-solving and satisfying relationships.
The Mindful Path Centre offers skill building training courses in mindfulness, meditations and self-compassion that can transform your life. We offer morning courses and evening courses over 8 weeks as well as 2 and 4 or 5-day intensive workshops.
Millions of people all over the world are practicing mindfulness, meditation and self-compassion as an antidote to a chaotic and stressful life. Mindful living is a healthy and happy way of being. It is the art of developing awareness, opening our heart to ourselves and others to gain clarity, calm and well-being. Mindfulness and self-compassion practices provide us with tools to deal with stress where we learn to calm and soothe ourselves in our moments of anxiety, anger or pain, and re-wires our brain in a way that helps us to enjoy the present moment.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) was founded in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn to revolutionize stress and pain management. It was a trailblazer for many other kind of successful Mindfulness-based programs to deal with various difficult physical and mental health conditions. Over the last 30 years, research, all over the world, has found that mindfulness and more recently self-compassion training increases emotional resilience and psychological strengths. Mindful compassionate individuals are healthier, happier, better adjusted, more engaged and have greater motivation. In addition, mindful compassionate individuals have more satisfying relationships, connecting with others with more flexibility and understanding. The positive feelings generated by a kind, connected and accepting mindset helps us to adopt a healthy lifestyle (diet, exercise, self-care) and to live more committed, rewarding lives.
Who is it for?
Mindfulness and Self-Compassion training programs are for everyone, but they have been especially popular among parents, parents to be and professionals such as teachers, counselors, psychologists, social workers, nurses, medical practitioners, lawyers, occupational therapists, trainers, coaches, managers, as well as public servants and military, defence personnel.
What is Mindful Self-Compassion training?
Mindful Self-Compassion is a new program empirically validated, co-created in 2012 by two psychologists, leaders in their fields: Dr Chis Germer, and Dr Kristin Neff. The program is build from the findings of the last 30 years of research in mindfulness (including Mindfulness-based Stress-Reduction), self-compassion and neuro-science.
Mindful Self-Compassion presents over 30 psychological tools many of which are new to mindfulness training. Most of the tools take only a few seconds to a few minutes to practice, aiming to ease the difficult moments in our daily activities. Other practices involved new mindfulness meditations, which have been found to reduce stress as well as promote greater engagement with ourselves and others.
Each classes in the course consists of mindfulness and self-compassion related activities such as guided meditations, visualizations, talks, experiential exercises, group discussions, strategies, tools and suggested home practices. Each program comes with a tool kit consisting of mp3 downloads and a handout manual. New mindfulness meditations are presented such as "affectionate breathing", "loving kindness", "compassionate friend", "giving and receiving compassion", "compassionate mindful walking" and many others.
New Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training Course coming to Australia
We are very pleased to announce that a Teacher Training Program in Mindful Self-Compassion will be offered for the first time in Australia in April 2-8, 2017 near Sydney. For more information on the prerequisites for becoming a Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher please visit Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. If you wish to find out more on the Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training Schedule click here.(This event is not organised by MindfulPath)
Continued Professional Development(CPD)
A Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificate providing the number of hours attended will be given to everyone including trainers and professionals requiring evidence of continued professional development training(CPD) (i.e. psychologists, social workers, teachers, medical practitioners, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapist etc.).
MindfulPath Centre is committed to offer mindfulness, meditation and self-compassion training programs, courses, retreats and workshops at an affordable price in Canberra, Townsville, Gold Coast and Sydney. Our presenter is a registered, trainined and experienced psychologist who has received extensive formal training in mindfulness and self-compassion programs by the founders of the Mindful Self-Compassion program: Christopher Germer, Kristin Neff and Steve Hickman and others. She is an accredited certified teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion and the UC San Diego Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute.
We believe that most people will gain from practicing mindfulness and self-compassion, and therefore we wish to make these training courses within everyone's reach. If there are any difficulties in this regard, please contact us to discuss possibilities. Concessions and scholarships are available on application.
Our training courses, workshops, retreats and programs are psychological and secular in content and are independent from religious affiliations. The Mindful Self-Compassion course is educational in nature, and does not replace psychological and medical treatments.