Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 6:30 PM CDT
Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 9:00 PM CDT

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Institute for Spirituality and Health 
8100 Greenbriar Dr, St. 300
Houston, TX 77054

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Gwen Brehm 
Center for Mind Body Health 

Mindful Self-compassion 8 Week Training

Fall 2018 Houston

Thursdays, September 6 - October 25 | 6:30 - 9:00pm
(2nd session on Tuesday, September 11)

Ready to get past your self-criticism and get on to being more self-compassionate? Now is your chance! We are offering the Mindful Self-Compassion 8 week training again. In this program we will help you get past insecurity, develop more compassion and loving-kindness towards yourself, and increase your overall peace and joy!

This program, designed by Drs. Kristin Neff and Chris Germer, is based on extensive psychological research and is being taught all around the world to help people overcome perfectionism, reduce anxiety and depression, and improve relationships.

Topics that will be covered

  • What self-compassion is and isn't
  • Self-compassion practices for daily life
  • How to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • The art of loving-kindness meditation
  • How to use self-compassion in caregiving situations
  • How to transform challenging relationships
  • How to motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
  • How to enjoy your life more fully


 $495 tuition includes:

- 20hrs of training -
- Complete course materials with home practices -


Gwen Brehm, LPC, LMFT has been teaching Mindful Self-compassion (MSC) for over 3 years in the Houston area.  She is a Trained Teacher in MSC and has taught 12 eight-week MSC trainings, several MSC Core Skills two-day workshops, and coordinated one 5-day intensive MSC training.  She has worked closely with MSC creators Drs. Kristin Neff and Chris Germer, most recently to coordinate their 2-day Core Skills class in February 2018. MSC has become an integral part of her private practice as she incorporates skills with her clients and for group presentations.  
Gwen has been actively involved in compassionate work throughout Texas.  As the Executive Director of Center for Mind Body Health, her passion is to assist people to find mental health through therapeutic groups and alternative healing sources.  She is trained and certified as a mind body practitioner and has been teaching mindfulness meditation and mind body skills groups to her clients as well as community groups. She is also on the board of Compassionate Houston and serves as Chair of the Greater Houston Healing Collaborative.



"I did not expect to ever get to the point that I could relax and truly enjoy being with myself, much less with others.  And yet, here I am!  Loving my life and accepting all that it has to offer." BG

"Learning self-compassion has helped me drop my self-critical talk and embrace peace." RL

"Where has this program been all my life?  I needed this after years of critical parents and a harsh self-critic. What a blessing to be able to finally be able to breathe and feel at home with myself." RK


For more information on Mindful Self-compassion (MSC) and a list of research and resources go to www.self-compassion.org.