Drop-in Session: Mindful Self-Compassion

Joel Grow, Ph.D., Hanna Kreiner, LICSW

About this Event

CCFW does not provide mental health or substance use treatment or services, nor do our mindfulness and compassion-based courses substitute for diagnosis or treatment for mental health or substance use problems such as depression, anxiety, or addiction. Find a list of mental health resources on CCFW’s resource page.

Join us to learn about Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-supported course that enhances our capacity for emotional well-being. MSC practices strengthen our ability to meet life’s difficulties with wisdom, kindness, and spaciousness, allowing us to relate wholeheartedly to others and be more authentically ourselves. This drop-in class will provide a quick overview of the MSC program, answer the question “What is MSC?”, and allow a chance to practice the “Self-Compassion Break”, a core practice from MSC. No experience necessary!


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About the Presenters

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Joel Grow, Ph.D.

Joel Grow, Ph.D. Joel is a clinical psychologist at the Seattle Mindfulness Center and a member of the clinical faculty at the University of Washington Department of Psychology. He offers evidence-supported treatment that incorporates self-compassion, mindfulness, and acceptance-based approaches. He was a member of the UW research team that created Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP), an evidence-based aftercare program for addictive behavior problems. He remains active in the delivery and evaluation of MBRP. He has facilitated numerous groups in various settings and has conducted therapist training workshops both in the US and abroad. He also provides clinical supervision to UW psychology graduate students.

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Hanna Kreiner

Hanna Kreiner, LICSW

Hanna is a licensed psychotherapist, author, and teacher of mindfulness and self-compassion. She began her career researching the medical outcomes of individual and group psychotherapy on autoimmune disease. Inspired by the meaningful improvements people experienced emotionally and physically, she pursued her Masters in Social Welfare to provide mind-body therapies directly to those in need. Over a decade later, mindfulness is at the core of Hanna‘s work providing integrative psychotherapy at Seattle Mindfulness Center, teaching Mindful Self-Compassion and Finding C.A.L.M., and offering mindfulness programming to corporate and group clients. She has also authored a book, Self-Compassion Journal for First-Time Moms, to engage new parents in self-compassion practices tailored to their experience. Hanna is passionate about helping others through all of life’s stages and challenges with more ease and equanimity. 

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