A healthy workplace starts with healthy people. Creating a kinder relationship with ourselves, is the foundation of creating kinder relationships with others. Feelings of connectedness, safety, and trust in our relationships are foundational to our perception of happiness.
While self-care ‘strategies’ are helpful for balancing stress, their main limitation is that they aren’t useful when we are in the midst of a stressful moment. Mindfulness and self-compassion practices help to support ourselves through difficult moments. Self-Compassion is simply treating ourselves with the same kindness we would treat a good friend when things are difficult.
Mindfulness and self-compassion skills can be learned by anyone at any stage in life. They are skills that are learned, practiced, and cultivated.
Mindfulness and self-compassion training in the workplace can provide skills and resources to:
Come back to the moment with kindness and care when feeling stressed or overwhelmed
Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
Care for ourselves while caring for others
Motivate ourselves with kindness rather than criticism
Listen with compassion
Communicate more effectively
Reconnect to personally meaningful values
Workshop/Talks Formats & Options:
Online or in-person (minding guidelines for safe group gatherings during Covid-19)
Hourly, half-day, or full-day trainings
Workshops can be tailored to the unique needs of your workplace in terms of content, format, and cost.
SELF-COMPASSION FOR HEALTHCARE COMMUNITIES
Self-Compassion Training for Healthcare Communities (SCHC) is a 6-hr evidence-based healthcare adaptation of Mindful Self-Compassion, the empirically supported program of Dr. Kristin Neff at UT Austin and Dr. Chris Germer at Harvard Medical School. This brief training aims to improve wellbeing and personal resilience in healthcare professionals by teaching mindful self-compassion skills to deal with distressing emotional situations as they occur at work and at home.
Research completed by Neff and colleagues in 2020 found that the training significantly decreased depression, stress, secondary traumatic stress and burnout, and increased self-compassion, mindfulness, compassion for others, and job satisfaction in healthcare professionals.