Core Skills for Men
presented by Chris Germer and Daniel Ellenberg
Saturday, January 27, 2018: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, January 28, 2018: 10:00am - 4:30pm
The Arlington Center
369 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02474
For someone to develop genuine compassion towards others, first he or she must have a basis upon which to cultivate compassion, and that basis is the ability to connect to one’s own feelings and to care for one’s own welfare... Caring for others requires caring for oneself."
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama
This workshop, designed specifically for men, is a two-day, condensed version of the empirically-supported, 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training. MSC was developed by Chris Germer, a clinical psychologist, and Kristin Neff, a pioneer in the scientific study of self-compassion. The workshop will be taught by Chris and Daniel Ellenberg, a trained MSC teacher and expert in men’s psychology.
Scientific evidence shows that self-compassion—the ability to treat ourselves with respect and kindness when things go wrong—is a powerful inner resource. It enables us to address challenging conditions in our lives and transform them for the better.
Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is associated with a wide range of positive psychological factors including enhanced achievement motivation, a sense of well-being, emotional resilience, reduced stress, anxiety and depression, a stronger immune system, healthy life habits such as diet and exercise, and wisdom. Self-compassion also provides a foundation for relating compassionately with others and thereby improves our relationships.
Self-compassion is not a lot of work—it’s about letting go of the stress that we invisibly and inevitably add to our daily lives. Fortunately, self-compassion can be learned by anyone.
In this weekend workshop, you’ll learn:
This workshop is intended for men of any background who wish to integrate self-compassion into their personal and/or professional lives. Meditation experience is not required to participate in this program.
At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
Daniel Ellenberg, PhD, is a leadership coach, licensed therapist, seminar leader, and group facilitator. He is a principle in both Rewire Leadership Institute® and Relationships That Work®. He leads Strength with Heart® men’s groups and seminars and is a founding member of the Men’s Counseling Guild. He has been leading weekly men’s groups for over 30 years and wrote his dissertation on psychological aspects of the male sex role. He is a board member of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. a board member of the California Institute for Integral Studies, and co-author of Lovers for Life: Creating Lasting Passion, Trust, and True Partnership. He co-created and delivered a resilience training program for several NASA space centers.
Christopher Germer, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in the Boston area. He is a lecturer in Psychiatry, part-time at Harvard Medical School, and a founding faculty member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. With Kristin Neff, PhD, Dr. Germer developed the Mindful Self-Compassion program. He conducts workshops and lectures internationally on mindfulness and self-compassion, is co-editor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy, and author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion.
January 27, 2018 - January 28, 2018
1 days and 7 hours
369 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474, USA
Any profit from this workshop will be donated to support the good work of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.