Self-Compassion for Healthcare Providers, Trainees, and Nurses

Monday, 22 February 2021 6:00 PM - Monday, 29 March 2021 7:00 PM [EST]

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Monday, 22 February 2021 6:00 PM - Monday, 29 March 2021 7:00 PM [EST]

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 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.

Instructors: Dr. Paula Gardiner and Lisa Kim.

When: Mondays starting on 2/22 through 3/29 from 6 - 7pm.

Event Location: Virtual via Zoom. Registrants will receive Zoom information in their registration confirmation email.

Cost: Program meets for six 1-hour sessions at a rate of $90 (advance payment required).  Trainees are eligible for a discounted rate of $30. Trainees should contact before registration.


1. Be able to describe the key components of self-compassion and mindfulness and how they can be integrated into your role as a healthcare professional.

2. Be able to explain the difference between empathy and compassion and utilize strategies to avoid emotional exhaustion.

3. Be able to practice techniques to increase self-compassion at work and everyday life.

4. Practice at least one skill from each session to care for yourself emotionally while caring for others who are experiencing difficulty.

Questions? Please contact Meghan Horan at

Center for Mindfulness and Compassion - Cambridge Health Alliance

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion (CMC) and the Center for Professional and Academic Development (CPAD) at Cambridge Health Alliance. Please contact Meghan Horan at for questions or assistance.

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