8-Week Program Mindful Self-Compassion 


Monday, April 1, 2019 at 6:30 PM EDT
Monday, May 20, 2019 at 9:00 PM EDT

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Mindful Kids Miami 
5275 Sunset Drive
2nd Floor, Room #19
Miami, FL 33143

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

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Co-teacher Rebecca Justo

Rebecca Justo currently works as a Peace Education facilitator at Miami Dade College and the Everglades Correctional Facility for men. She fell in love with the Mindful Self-Compassion course offered by Mindful Kids Miami in 2016.   Rebecca is qualified to lead the Mindful Self-Compassion course having completed her training in New Zealand during the past year.  She considers her greatest self-work revolves around trying to be kinder and more loving with herself.   If she can help inspire that in others that would be an amazing opportunity and gift. 


Past graduate of MKM Program discounts available 

CEUs are available for licensed mental health professionals for an additional charge


Mindful Kids Miami 

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. 


 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 Patricia 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 strengthening 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.

Come learn about mindful self-compassion and this course at our                               FREE orientation Monday, March 18th, 6:30pm - 9pm                                 * Please RSVP info@mindfulkidsmiami.org 

Orientation Monday 6:30 - 8:00PM 3/18/19 MKM#19@Riviera
1 Monday 6:30-9:00PM 4/1/19 MKM#19@Riviera
2 Monday 6:30-9:00PM 4/8/19 MKM#19@Riviera
3 Monday 6:30-9:00PM 4/15/19 MKM#19@Riviera
4 Monday 6:30-9:00PM 4/22/19 MKM#19@Riviera
5 Monday 6:30-9:00PM 4/29/19 MKM#19@Riviera
R Sunday 11:00AM-3:00PM 5/5/19 MKM#19@Riviera
6 Monday 6:30-9:00PM 5/6/19 MKM#19@Riviera
7 Monday 6:30-9:00PM 5/13/19 MKM#19@Riviera
8 Monday 6:30-9:00PM 5/20/19 MKM#19@Riviera


Miami-Dade County Public Schools Educators Program

24 Master Plan Points

To be eligible for Master Plan Points you must attend all classes and complete the M-DCPS Online Survey.

M-DCPS Educators Discount Fee $112

By registering with Mindful Kids Miami below, you will secure a seat in the course.  Please also register on M-DCPS My Learning Plan to be eligible to receive Master Plan Points.  

Link to Mindful Kids Miami Registration Site will also be Posted on M-DCPS Weekly Reader

Space is Limited, Register Early

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