is a clinical psychologist in private practice, a clinical instructor in psychology at Harvard Medical School, and a founding faculty member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. He leads workshops internationally on mindfulness and self-compassion, and is author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion.
Self-compassion is the heart of mindfulness. It’s a state of warm-hearted, connected presence during difficult moments in our lives. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, forgive ourselves, motivate ourselves with encouragement, care for others, and be fully human. This program is an intensive form of the eight-session, empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training developed by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer.
Compassion is frequently misunderstood as a sign of weakness. A modern, scientific understanding of compassion demonstrates that it is actually a strength that allows us to bear hardship with dignity and confidence. It’s a frame of mind that can be learned and evoked when we need it the most. This program is designed for men who wish to experience the transformative potential of self-compassion in their lives, including professionals who also want to teach the theory and practice to others.