This course is a 2-day live, interactive webinar held on Friday, March 2 and Friday March 9 from 11am-2:30pm Eastern Daylight Time both days. Attendance is required both days to earn CEs.
Registration closes at midnight (EST) the day before the event
Unfortunately, being hard on yourself to achieve desirable outcomes appears to be more common than practicing self-kindness, especially in times of high stress and failure. This is often true for those who serve in the fields of helping professions, including health and mental health providers.
Developed by Christopher K. Germer, Ph.D. and Kristin Neff, Ph.D. the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for building resilience.
Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.
This MSC Fundamental Concept and Skills course led by Vira Salzburn, MSC Trained Teacher, will discuss the key points from the MSC program and will include meditations, experiential practices, and journaling exercises that could be helpful for anyone wishing to learn self-compassion for themselves as well as bring it to their clients. The goal is for participants to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life.
Registration includes access to both webinars on 3/2/23 and 3/9/23. Full participation is required on both days in order to earn CEs.
By registering for this event you are agreeing to the following:
24 hour notice is required if you are not able to make it to a live event. A 10% processing fee is required for all refunds. Recordings are not provided to webinar registrants.
To test using Zoom.us/test before the event to ensure you are ready for the event.
Since this is a live interactive event it means that your interaction during the event is expected.
A post-test and an evaluation must be completed within one week of the event. Continuing Education credit(s) cannot be issued unless you fully attend both days of the event and the evaluation is submitted. (Evaluation is not mandatory for APA hours)
Partial CE credits are not possible; therefore you are required to be present throughout the event in order to receive CE credits.
Respect all other participants during the event as though you would if you were sitting with the other attendees at a conference table:
- Dress appropriately
- Be in a private location void of distractions
- Do not multitask
- Remain on mute unless you are sharing with the group
Schedule on 3/2/23 and 3/9/23 (times are listed in Eastern Daylight Time):
11:00 am - 11:50 am Lecture
11:50 am - 12:00 pm Q&A
12:00 pm - 12:40 pm Lecture
12:40 pm - 12:50 pm Q&A
12:50 pm - 1:30 pm Lecture
1:30 pm - 1:40 pm Q&A
1:40 pm - 2:20 pm Lecture
2:20 pm - 2:30 pm Q&A
Join us immediately following the course for an optional "Connect and Refresh" 30-minute meeting to meet other course participants. Icebreakers and engaging discussion questions will be provided for breakout rooms.
After participating in this live, interactive webinar, participants will be able to:
Describe mindful self-compassion and its elements
Explain the benefits of self-compassion
Integrate mindfulness and self-compassion into daily life
Use self-compassion to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
Vira Salzburn, M.S.
Vira Salzburn is the Program Director for Safety and Resilience programs at Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council. She earned a Master of Science degree in Management, Organizational Behavior & Leadership from Troy University and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in Humanities from Auburn University at Montgomery. Vira is currently studying human behavior at Harvard University.
Vira is a Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Master Trainer, and Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Instructor. She is a Community Resiliency Model (CRM)® Teacher, and is also trained in the Search Inside Yourself program of Google Leadership Institute, Trauma Informed Coaching, and Compassionate Leadership, the program of the Task Force for Global Health.
Vira is the developer of the community-based upstream suicide prevention approach that uses evidence-based Mindful-Self Compassion programming. She is a public speaker on suicide prevention, resilience, mindfulness, and self-compassion, and has been selected for the 2022 Savannah TEDx.
As a Ukrainian-American, Vira recognizes the importance of overcoming cultural barriers and connecting with others for making a meaningful difference on personal, organizational, and community levels. Since moving to the U.S. in 2007, Vira has had the privilege of volunteering as an interpreter and a liaison between Ukrainian orphaned children and American adoptive families, which has greatly impacted her perception of compassion and servanthood and helped her better understand the true meaning behind the idea of “changing the world one life at a time”.
You can find Vira here.
6 CE hours
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Registration is required by midnight the day before the event begins. To attend this webinar, you are required to:
- login and access the direct link to the webinar through your account
- your attendance is marked automatically when you use the direct link and attend fully
- At the completion of the second day, complete a post-test and course evaluation at the conclusion of the event
- collect your certificate of completion on your account after steps 1-3 are completed
Directions for completing a course and collecting CEs can be found here
Enroll in the webinar by adding it to the cart and proceeding through the check out process. Create an account (or login to yours) during the checkout process.
Prepare: Download Zoom software. Participants must use a device that is connected to adequate internet speed with a camera, microphone and speakers (or headset).
Attend: At least 15 minutes before the designated start time, login to your account on the website. Go to "My Courses", click on the title of the webinar. The link for the webinar will be listed in the course content.
Attendance is recorded automatically when you use the direct link and attend the full event. Attendance is required for both days.
Closed captioning is offered for participants who are hard of hearing.
During the live webinar, captions will be provided either by:
- clicking on a button at the top left corner of your screen to view the real-time transcription, or
- following the link given in the chat window to access the captions. If you use the link you will have to minimize the transcription window to fill half of your screen and the minimize the Zoom window to fill the other half of your screen. You can also use two screens if you would prefer.
This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.
This is a live, interactive webinar