An introduction to mindful self-compassion workshop

Science based stress reduction

by being on your own side

This 4hr workshop provides the theory, science and research findings alongside practical exercises to take away with you. (it is not therapy)

The workshop will cover the following:

  • The cool science stuff: The proven benefits and physiology of self-compassion
  • Dispelling common myths and barriers
  • How to be more on your own side to reduce stress in your life
  • Follow up resources

Take the self compassion quiz  

This workshop is based on the international cutting edge work by Dr. Kristin Neff   who has pioneered research into the benefits of living with more self compassion and co- developed the programme Mindful Self Compassion with Chris Germer.

Kate developed this series of workshops from her training in this programme, over the years including with Dr. Chris Germer, Dr. Kristin Neff and Prof Paul Gilber OBE (compassion focused therapy) alongside her own practice of self compassion. She also teaches it to Health/ caring professionals as Mindful2care.

What is self compassion?  We will be exploring this in the workshop, but in a nutshell it is about treating yourself like you would a mate when things are difficult or painful. For many of us that is easier said than done!

What are the Benefits of self compassion? The research shows that there are many benefits of learning to be more self-compassionate, including reducing stress and stress related unhelpful behaviours, increased resilience to life’s difficulties and more ability to be with others pain.

Who is this workshop for?

It is for everyone. Self compassion is an often misunderstood and neglected part of our western culture. This means that many of us are missing out on the natural system we have for soothing and being with painful difficult situations that are part of life.

Anyone wanting to make changes in their lives and reduce stress but have difficulty with motivation and self-criticism also benefit from mindful self compassion practice. It is found that motivating ourselves with kindness is much more effective then with self criticism, fear and aggression.

Self compassion research

Kate was amazing – very knowledgeable and encouraged self-reflection. She really went into the science of WHY first, to provide evidence and history behind the self-compassion. She used great examples and resources to back it up. She then went into how you can incorporate mindful self-compassion in your own life and why it is so important. Kate’s message and teachings are so important and everyone should have the opportunity to learn the tools to include mindful self-compassion as a part of their lives. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon of reflection, learning and peace.


Anyone who works with others especially those suffering or distressed, can really benefit from this workshop and practice. The research shows that the more we are able to be with our own pain the more we can hold others, without having to fix it, get rid of it, numb out or be overwhelmed by it. This international standard, evidence based training is a vital CPD activity for health/ caring/ teaching professionals, that supports not just the person, but the organsiation and people they are in service to.

This introduction workshop is also the pre requisite for the “mindful self compassion for health/ caring professionals” email me for more information on this here 

The self compassion workshop was an incredible experience. The facilitator held the space beautifully and I learned lots about myself and practical skills which will help me to look after myself and others better.

1×1 mentoring/ coaching and clinicial supervision based in mindfulness and self compassion

For a more individualised approach 1×1 sessions are also available via zoom (nationally and internationally) and in person in Rangiora.

Teams and organsiations If you are an organisation or team of carers/ helping or health professionals, teachers then you can have this cutting edge workshop brought to you, to help and support your team in their work at their workplace. Ask about a booking here  Self compassion has been linked to reducing burnout and empathy fatigue and build resilience. There are many research papers on this please see here

Here is a flyer to share with others who may be interested.


The Scientific Benefits of Self-Compassion INFOGRAPHIC