8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)


Monday, September 20, 2021 at 5:30 PM EDT
Monday, November 8, 2021 at 8:00 PM EST

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       Course Fee: $500                      M-DCPS Educators: $100

Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher

Patricia Isis Full Bio 


"I’ve been able to incorporate the techniques in my daily life, which have made a significant difference. As a teacher, compassion has offered me another vision towards the profession. Compassion to myself but also to others. 'Take care of yourself so you can take care of others'."

Maria Isabel De La Mata, MSC



Mindful Kids Miami  

MKM's vision is to improve the lives of all children in the community by giving them access to mindfulness skills which reduce stress and anxiety, develop attention and focus, promote emotional regulation and impulse control, teach empathy and compassion, and create a sense of well-being.

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

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.

Learn more about MSC at our FREE orientation 09/13 at 5:30pm. Register HERE

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 Evaluation. Please also register on M-DCPS My Learning Plan portal.   

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Are you in need of CE (Continuing Education) credits for this course?

CEs intended for:  Chemical Dependency Counselors, Creative Arts Therapists, Nurses, Educators, Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Psychoanalysts, Psychologists.  Credits to be paid at the end of the course.  Costs is $50. You must sign-in and out for each class to receive credits.

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