Mindful Self-Compassion Courses 

Mindful Self-Compassion INTENSIVE


July 13-16, 2018

Mayton Inn , Cary NC




Dr. Karen Bluth and Laura Prochnow Phillips will teach the 4 day intensive containing the same material as the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion curriculum developed by Drs. Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer. 

Mindful Self-Compassion combines the skills and practices of mindfulness and self-compassion to increase emotional well-being. Mindfulness is the first step—turning with loving awareness toward difficult experience (thoughts, emotions, and sensations). Self-compassion comes next—bringing loving awareness to ourselves. Together, mindfulness and self-compassion comprise a state of warm, connected, presence during difficult moments in our lives. To learn more about this course, go to www.centerformsc.org .

Mindful Self-Compassion for Teens INTENSIVE

This class will be held over these 4 days rather than over 8 weeks.

Saturday, February 11  9am-1pm

Sunday, February 12   1pm-5pm

Saturday, February 18  9 am-1pm

Sunday, February 19  1pm-5pm

Place : First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main St. Durham, NC




Adolescence is a time of change and growth. It is the period of life reserved for rebellion and self-discovery, but as the demands in life increase for teens, this time is often fraught with confusion, anxiety or depression. For many teens these challenges lead to disconnection and isolation. This course, Making Friends with Yourself, is designed to facilitate awareness, self-kindness and an understanding of our common humanity in response to these growing challenges. Through developmentally appropriate activities and carefully crafted practices and meditations, teens have an opportunity to learn how to navigate the emotional ups and downs of life with greater ease. This course creates an opportunity for adolescents to construct a healthier world-view and gives rise to greater compassion and empathy toward self and others. In a preliminary research study, this program demonstrated a significant decrease in depression, anxiety, perceived stress and negative mood. The curriculum was adapted from the adult Mindful Self-Compassion created by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, and has been endorsed by Neff and Germer.


Mindful Self-Compassion 

January 30- March 20

Tuesdays 9:30am -12pm

Place UNC School of Social Work

 The UNC Program on Integrative Medicine is excited to be offering this new 8-week Mindful Self- Compassion course this spring.  See description above under Mindful Self-Compassion INTENSIVE.

  • 8 weekly classes of 2-1/2 hours each
  • One 4-hour retreat on a Saturday

Karen Bluth and Laura Prochnow Phillips will be the instructors.