Mindful Self-Compassion

Intensive Retreat – 9/19-9/23

Mindful Self-Compassion training teaches us how to develop the warm-hearted, connected presence we need during moments of difficulty. Self-compassion provides the emotional strength and resilience needed to offer ourselves the same kindness and understanding we would offer a good friend. With self-compassion we can motivate ourselves with encouragement, forgive ourselves when needed, face and befriend our shortcomings, care for others while caring for self, and live more authentically. Research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships. And, self-compassion is a skill that can be learned and cultivated by anyone through Mindful Self-Compassion Training.

MSC Objectives

At the completion of this training, participants should be able to:
• motivate themselves with encouragement rather than self-criticism
• relate to difficult emotions with greater moment-to-moment acceptance
• respond to feelings of failure or inadequacy with self-kindness
• begin to transform difficult relationships, old and new, through self-validation
• practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation
• integrate core mindfulness and self-compassion exercises into daily life
• teach simple self-compassion practices to family members or others

This program is an intensive skills training program. It is a condensed version of the eight-session, empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion training developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff. MSC is an experiential journey — an adventure in self-discovery and self-kindness – offering periods of instruction and periods of practice. Self-Compassion can be learned by anyone, even those of us who did not learn these skills as children. This program fulfills a prerequisite for becoming a MSC teacher.

Location: Insight Meditation Fort Wayne, 2332 Sand Point Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46809

Thursday 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Monday 9 a.m. - 4p.m.

To register: Please contact Lorraine Hobbs at jalhobbs@yahoo.com

Phone 619-301-8782 Fee $350.00


Lorraine M. Hobbs, M.A. is the Director of Youth and Family Programs at U.C. San Diego Center for Mindfulness. During her tenure at the Center for Mindfulness, she developed curricula in mindfulness based interventions for kids and teens, including an adaptation of Mindful Self-Compassion for Parents. She is co-author of Making Friends with Yourself: A Mindful Self-Compassion Program for Teens & Young Adults, and A Friend in Me: Adventures in Kindness, Empathy & Resilience for Kids. She is a co-founder of the MFY teacher training program and trains teachers internationally. She is a certified teacher of Mindfulness Based-Stress Reduction, Mindful Self-Compassion and Compassion Cultivation. Lorraine gives talks on Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for educators and clinicians and mentors MBSR students seeking certification through MBPTI. She is director of Project Huruma, an international compassion-based program for caregivers and survivors of trauma.