The mindful compassion group therapy program is about learning how to listen to and to make friends with yourself: to meet yourself in whatever you are experiencing with understanding, patience, and support. It is about learning to notice and bring curiosity to your inner experiences and to develop compassionate ways to work with what arises inside—not limited to but including ways to work with the judging, self-criticizing, and/or shaming kinds of thoughts and the painful kinds of emotions you experience. The program is about helping you learn to approach and navigate your inner and outer experiences with compassion, wisdom, and courage. And it is also about helping you learn how to help your nervous system to feel a greater sense of safeness, calm, soothing, and/or ease.
This training is aimed at helping you in your work with people who self-injure. It is divided into two main parts. The first part focuses on helping you gain an increased understanding of self-injury such as functions of self-injury and emotional dynamics that are often involved. The second part focuses on helping you learn complementary conceptual and practical ways to approach therapeutic work with someone who self-injures. (more…)