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Self Compassion: A Mindfulness Practice

  • Partners in Resilience 1409 Willow Street Suite 210 Minneapolis, MN 55403 USA (map)
  • What is Self Compassion, and how does it differ from self care?

  • What are the barriers that keep us from being kind to ourselves and how does early life experience and “faulty neuroception” impact our ability to manage self criticism?

  • What does it mean to become our own best friend and ally?

We go to great lengths to manage the powerful emotions of self criticism and shame and often end up feeling more disconnected from ourselves and others in the process. The good news is that we are hard wired to be compassionate toward others, so how can we use this skill to tend to ourselves?

Psychotherapist Jenny Wilson will introduce the healing power of Self Compassion, a mindfulness practice that can strengthen resiliency and protect us from self criticism. She will draw upon the latest neurobiological research to help us explore the origins of self criticism and other protective emotions, and introduce mind, body and heart strategies to help us cool the fire of self judgement in our daily interactions with others.

Topics include:
• The Myths of Self Compassion
• What is your Self Compassion IQ?
• “Faulty Neuroception" and the Triune Brain
• How to develop a Self Compassion Practice

Activities include:
• Guided meditation and self reflection
• Small and large group sharing (optional) • Mindful Movement


Partners in Resilience
1409 Willow Street, Suite 210
Minneapolis, MN 55403


Jenny Wilson, MSW, LICSW is a clinical social worker who specializes in traumatic grief and loss. For more information about her work, please visit


Cost: $80.00