Self Compassion as Self-Care-WMHCA

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A Practice for Clinicians Recorded Fall-2022

Self-compassion asks us to turn toward pain and lovingly support ourselves additionally because of this pain. During the past global crises many clinicians and people have felt isolated and disconnected from support systems. Attend this one hour presentation on connection and compassion to foster community among therapists and apply concepts to your own identities.

Learning Objectives To learn about the tenets and tools of self-compassion while forming connections among therapists.

Outline Introductions (5-10 minutes) Content (35-45 minutes): Psycho-education on self-compassion Components of self-compassion Mindfulness, Common Humanity, Self-Kindness (Neff & Germer) Self-Care: accessibility, practices and reframing Closing (5 minutes)

EPDC CE Hours: 1
Presenter: Sarah Weber, MA, LMHC, ATR-P

Sarah Weber is a licensed mental health counselor and art therapist. She believes the therapeutic relationship to be a collaboration between the client and therapist. Sarah has worked in a variety of settings from community based to partial hospitalization and supports children, families and adults. Sarah is rooted in therapy frameworks including disability, feminist, humanistic, multicultural (cultural humility), and queer theories. She aims to be an ally through continuing education, living with specific values, educating others, and advocating for individuals in and outside the therapeutic space. Sarah practices a relational style of counseling, prioritizing non-judgment and mutual respect. Sarah integrates use of Art Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Exposure & Response Prevention, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy.