Mindful Self-Compassion Reunion
for MSC Students of CCFW
Led by Yaffa Maritz, LMHC and Blair Carleton
About the Session
This is a special 2-hour reunion session for MSC Students of CCFW
About the Instructors
Yaffa Maritz, LMHC, is co-founder of Listening Mothers and clinical director of both Listening Mothers and Reflective Parenting, two research-based parenting programs. She is the founder and director of the Community of Mindful Parenting. Yaffa was born and trained in Isreal as a clinical pyschologist. She is also a licensed mental health counselor with advanced training in infant mental health. She is an advocate for the well-being of children and their families and served on local and national boards that promote this agenda, including the Governor's Commision for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention. Yaffa believes that by supporting parents and creating nurturing communities for them, we can set the foundation for the positive growth of choldren's social, emotional and mental health.
Yaffa participated in the Stanford Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) a year-long teachers traning offered through Stanford's Center for Compassion, Altruism, Research and Education. She also completed the advanced training program for Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) with Drs. Kristin Neff and Chris Germer.
Blair Carleton is a Recovery Coach trained by Washington State and the Connecticut Center for Addiction Recovery (CCAR). Blair received her B.A. from Yale University. She received her MSC Teacher Certificate from UCSD's Center for Mindful Self-Compassion with Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Chris Germer. Blair has also studied Shame-Resilience with Brene Brown, and went on to teach the curriculum. Blair credits her mindfulness practice to her teachers: Dr. Keesha Ewers, Ajayan Borys, Sylvia Boorstein, Joel and Michele Levey, and her friend and colleague, Yaffa Maritz, who was her instructor for the MSC course Blair took at the Center for Child and Family Well-Being.
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