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.

Healthcare Workers


This 60 to 90-minute workshop is designed to provide an introduction to mindfulness and self-compassion skills and to offer resources for building resilience in the face of daily stressors. Both conceptual and experiential self-compassion and mindfulness teachings are offered. Common fears about becoming more self-compassionate and the physiology of self-criticism will be explored, as well as how to work with any discomfort that may arise during these practices. Most importantly, several simple, brief, and practical mindfulness and self-compassion exercises will be practiced.


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.