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Free Workshop: Coping with COVID-19: Compassionate Mind Training to Promote Well-being

Friday, May 1, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:00am

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created a broad range of challenges, fears, and concerns across the globe.  Basic assumptions about safety no longer exist. Anxiety about this invisible threat can be paralyzing.  

In this webinar, led by Palo Alto University clinical faculty member Yotam Heineberg, Psy.D., participants will learn skills for coping with these challenging times, including some core grounding and emotional regulation techniques that focus on befriending your ‘thinking mind’. Using the ‘compassionate mind training model,’ the workshop will address the brain's fears and blocks that can keep us from connecting with others and ways to overcome these difficulties. Participants will also learn to recognize the different parts of the mind operating within us, to acknowledge the need to soothe the anxious threat-based self, and to cultivate a compassionate self-identity rooted in strength, wisdom, and a deep commitment for care. The workshop will also cover how to appreciate our innate skills of resilience and how to cultivate them further using meditation, cognitive-behavioral, and somatically focused strategies.

To register, please visitCoping with COVID-19: The Compassionate Mind

Dr. Yotam Heineberg is a licensed clinical psychologist and a clinical faculty member at Palo Alto University’s Gronowski Center, where he offers supervision, clinical and didactic psychotherapy training in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), and other compassion focused approaches to healing and growth. Dr. Heineberg is also a Research Fellow at Stanford University with the Center for Compassion and Altruism, Research and Education (CCARE), where he develops various compassion programs to support personal and collective resilience, as well as compassion for self and others. He also designs and delivers compassion-based burnout reduction programs that support nurses, clinicians, leaders and patients in large hospital settings.

Dr. Heineberg completed his doctorate at the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium at Palo Alto University, and his post-doctoral training at Stanford University’s CCARE, during that time he trained with Professor Paul Gilbert, who developed the CFT model in the UK. He lives in San Francisco, runs a private practice and offers workshops nationally and internationally.


Location: Online
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