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Mondays, September 18th to November 6th, 2017, 6:30 to 9:00 pm

All-day silent retreat on Sunday, October 15th, 2017, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  

Free Workshop Monday, September 11th, 2017 6:30pm to 8:00pm



Riviera Presbyterian Chuch

5275 Sunset Drive, 2nd Floor

Minful Kids Miami, Room #19

Miami, FL 33143

Driving Directions

Parking available in the Coral Gables municipal parking lot.                                          

A parking permit will be emailed to registrants before the series begins.


Mindful Kids Miami 
(305) 270-3262


Patricia Isis, Ph.D. LMHC, ATR-BC, ATCS

Patricia Isis holds a Ph.D in the expressive therapies with an emphasis on art therapy. Dr. Isis is a licensed mental health counselor in Florida and a registered board certified art therapist, credentialed supervisor and has trained in Mindful Self-Compassion with the originators of that program, Dr. Chris Germer and Dr. Kristin Neff.  She is certified in Mindful Self-Compassion from UCSD, Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute and offers Continuing Education (CE) credits.   Since 1980, Patricia has practiced art psychotherapy in South Florida and taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) meditation at South Miami Hospital in the Behavioral and Collaborative Medicine Department from 2000 to 2013 and served on the Arts in Healthcare Advisory Committee.  In 2014-2015, Dr. Isis authored two chapters respectively, “Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and the Expressive Therapies in a Hospital-based Community” in Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies: Theory and Practice edited by Dr. Laury Rappaport, and “Positive Art Therapy” in The Handbook of Art Therapy edited by Dr. David Gussack and Dr. Marcia Rosal. In July of 2016, her first book, The Mindful Doodle Book: 75 Creative Exercises to Help you Live in the Moment was published.  Currently, she provides art therapy services full time in the public schools, maintains a part-time private practice, and facilitates mindful self-compassion programs and mindfulness trainings. Patricia is a popular presenter locally, nationally and internationally. 































Mindful Self-Compassion 8-Week Program

Register Now!   

 Mindful Kids Miami invite  you to attend an evidenced-based 8-week program exploring the art and science of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

The series will be led by Dr. Patricia D. Isis, Ph.D., a Mindful Self-Compassion teacher certified by Christopher Germer, Ph.D., and Kirstin Neff, Ph.D., creators of the MSC program. This program is an adventure in self-discovery, self-kindness, and a common sense of humanity.  The research-based curriculum is designed to cultivate the skills of self-compassion and to teach core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult emotions and pain with a kind perspective and understanding.  Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, forgive ourselves, motivate ourselves, care for others, and be fully human.

Learn the art and science of Mindful Self-Compassion, a key element of mindfulness practice and a foundation for emotional healing. Through this program you will learn simple yet transformative tools for coping and responding to life’s struggles with kindness and compassion.

Practices will include:
 - Meditation
 - Short Talks
 - Interactive and Experiential Exercises
 - Group Discussions

An overwhelming amount of research has demonstrated the value of mindfulness (moment to moment attention on purpose in the here and now, without judgment). Utilizing this lifestyle commitment to manage and reduce stress allows for individuals to move toward greater levels of health and well-being. (Kabat-Zinn, 1990, 1991, 2003).  Mindful self-compassion is an ideal complement to a mindfulness practice. “When we are suffering and feel the urge to help ourselves, we’re experiencing self-compassion…Self-compassion is a healthy and natural response to the suffering.”(Germer, 2009).  Mindfulness can inspire self-compassion.  With kind attention and acceptance, we can offer ourselves tenderness and love no matter how difficult life can be at times.  

Here is some recent feedback from an MSC participant: "This journey has been amazing and I am so grateful you have brought it to us right here in our backyard. I have found that many things I knew or heard many times throughout my life are finally sinking in, are finally clear.  Identifying clearly when I am reacting from the hurt child inside and really being able to separate the inner child from the adult I am today has been life changing..."


“It is the stillness of the mind that brings peace within.”

This is an opportunity for you to take time for yourself… a time to nourish and renew your mind, body and spirit.  It is a time to seek stillness and to re-establish balance and harmony in your life.


Who should attend this workshop?

Anyone who is interested in exploring and strenthening their relationship with themselves and building emotional strength and resilience through the cultivation of kindness and self-compassion would benefit from attending this program.

Mindful Self-Compassion is a complement to the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program.  Mindful Kids Miami encourages everyone to deepen their cultivation of mindfulness by attending a MBSR Program either before or after attending the Mindful Self-Compassion Program.



The Program will be held at Riviera Presbyterian Church in South Miami:           5275 Sunset Drive, 2nd Floor, Mindful Kids Miami, Room 19


 Pricing $350 

MKM Alumni Discount Available

Register Now!


What to Bring

Please bring socks and a sweater if you tend to feel cool and a pillow or cushion for comfort. Please wear comfortable clothing.

Please leave your phones and watches at home or place in silent mode.