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Cultivating Mindful Self-Compassion

Cultivating Mindful Self-Compassion (3 hours)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

6:00-9:15 PM

Dr. Ronda Pretzlaff Diegel, PhD, LP, E-RYT-500, YACEP

Participants will be introduced to the concept of mindful self-compassion as well as the research supporting its importance in lowering anxiety and depression, while increasing satisfying relationships and a greater sense of well-being.  This workshop will provide strategies to increase clients’ capacity to respond compassionately towards themselves when they are experiencing difficult and painful emotions.

Approved by MCBAP for 3 contact hours related to substance abuse.

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  1. Define therapeutic mindfulness and describe how it relates to self-compassion
  2. Describe the three research-based components of self-compassion
  3. Understand the role that resistance plays in creating and maintaining emotional distress as well as interfering with the development with self-compassion
  4. Employ two to three self-compassion practices to help encourage self-compassion and alleviate negative self-judgment
  5. Be familiar with several self-compassion resources available to therapists and their clients 

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Workshop Schedule of Events

5:30-6:00 PM Sign in/Registration

6:00-7:30 PM Lecture and Discussion

7:30-7:45 PM Break

7:45-9:00 PM Lecture and Discussion

9:00-9:15 PM Evaluations & Certificates

Recommended for

This workshop is for psychologists, counselors, social workers, and therapists who would like an introduction to the concept of mindful self-compassion.


Ronda Diegel, PhD, LPDr. Ronda Pretzlaff Diegel, PhD, LP, E-RYT-500, YACEP is currently adjunct faculty at MiSPP.  She is a licensed clinical psychologist, yoga teacher, and mindfulness meditation teacher.  She has completed certificate programs in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy (through the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy in Boston) and Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training Program (through Spirit Rock in Woodacre, CA).  As a mindfulness-based therapist, she integrates mindfulness concepts and practices into her therapeutic work with clients.  Dr. Diegel founded and leads the 9-Paths Sangha, a mindfulness community, where she offers on-going meditation classes and yearly retreats.

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