Ron Siegel will help you decide how & when to introduce mindfulness to your clients on Thursday. Friday & Saturday join us with the creators of the original program on Self-Compassion!


Earn 6-18 CE’s


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Join us for one, or both, of these workshops!

- November 9th-Ron Siegel
- November 10th & 11th-Kristen Neff & Chris Germer

AGENDA for the Denver Mindfulness Workshops

November 9-11, 2017
Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel
Denver, CO

THURSDAY, November 9th, 2017 (6.0 CE’s)

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Tailoring Mindfulness: Fitting the Practice to the Person 

with Ron Siegel, Psy.D.

Mindfulness-based psychotherapy is the most popular new treatment approach in the last decade—and for good reason. Mindfulness practices hold great promise not only for our own personal development, but also as remarkably powerful tools to augment virtually every form of psychotherapy. Mindfulness is not, however, a one-size-fits-all remedy. Researchers are now differentiating the effects of focused attention, open monitoring, loving-kindness, compassion, and equanimity practices. Practices need to be tailored to fit the needs of particular individuals—and this workshop will show you how.

9:00-10:30 am

Mindfulness: What Is It Really?

  • The three pillars of mindfulness
  • What mindfulness is and isn’t
  • How to cultivate mindfulness both inside and outside of the therapy hour

10:30-10:45 pm

- Break -

10:45-12:15 pm

How Mindfulness Works

  • Identify the common factors in virtually all psychological disorders
  • Learn how to use mindfulness practices as their antidote
  • Discover how mindfulness can boost the effectiveness of all forms of treatment

12:15-1:30 pm

- Lunch on your own -

1:30-3:00 pm

Fit The Practice To The Person

  • Learn seven guidelines to tailor techniques to particular patients or clients
  • Discover special practices for trauma survivors, fragile individuals, and others for whom meditation can be difficult or dangerous

3:00-3:15 pm

- Break -

3:15-4:45 pm

Befriending Fear: Treating Anxiety Disorders

  • Use mindfulness practices to overcome anxiety by befriending fear
  • Practice CBT on steroids: embracing the wisdom of insecurity

Beyond Symptom Management: Resolving Stress-Related Disorders

  • The Strange Case of Chronic Back Pain
  • Treating sexual dysfunctions, insomnia, and digestive distress
  • See how psychophysiological disorders can be doors to personal development


FRIDAY & SATURDAY, November 10 & 11, 2017 (12.0 CE’s)

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Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Training Skills 

with Kristin Neff, Ph.D. & Christopher Germer, Ph.D.

Participants of this two-day workshop will learn the core skills of the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training, an empirically-supported program designed to cultivate self-compassion using meditation, daily life practices, lecture, group exercises and discussion. Self-compassion is an emotional skill that can be learned by anyone. Recent research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional wellbeing, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help you stick to your diet and exercise routine. This workshop will provide essential tools for teaching your clients to treat themselves in a respectful, compassionate way whenever they suffer, fail, or feel inadequate.


9:00-10:30 am

      - Self-Compassion—Core Concepts

10:30-10:45 am - Break

10:45-12:15 pm - Mindfulness & Self-Compassion

12:15-1:30 pm - Lunch on your own

1:30-3:00 pm - Loving Kindness and Compassion

3:00-3:15 pm - Break

3:15-4:45 pm - Finding our Inner Compassionate Self


9:00-10:30 am

      - Living Deeply

10:30-10:45 am - Break

10:45-12:15 pm - Working with Difficult Emotions

12:15-1:30 pm - Lunch on your own

1:30-3:00 pm - Self-Compassion for in Relationships

3:00-3:15 pm - Break

3:15-4:45 pm - Embracing Your Life

For a full description of the presentations, please see the link at the top of the agenda.