This 2 day workshop is designed to provide health professionals and caregivers with an introduction to some of the key skills and concepts involved in self-compassion, mindfulness, and compassion for others. In this workshop you will engage in learning, discussion, and experiential exercises that are designed to help you intentionally cultivate compassion for self and others. In addition to exploring the personal benefits of compassion practice, you will gain a deeper understanding of the benefits of compassion training for health care professionals and caregivers, such as supporting resilience and self-care, enhancing empathic communication with clients, and promoting a culture of kindness in the workplace.

 The workshop provides an introduction to two internationally recognized mindfulness-based compassion-training programs:

 •       Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT), developed at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University

•       Mindful Self-Compassion Training (MSC), developed at the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion in collaboration with the UCSD Center for Mindfulness


This workshop is open to health professionals and caregivers from any discipline, including students.


This workshop will be facilitated by Dr Amy Finlay-Jones, BPsych (Hons), MPsych (Clinical), PhD; Certified Compassion Cultivation Training teacher (Stanford CCARE); & Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher (UCSD Center for Mindfulness)


This workshop will be held at the William Street Family Therapy Centre (544 William Street, Mt Lawley, WA) on December 6th and 7th from 9.00am - 5.00pm.

The cost of the 2-day workshop will be $320 ($220 for full time students), which includes all workshop materials, light lunch, and morning and afternoon tea.

In addition, we have two bursary places available for low-income earners who cannot meet the costs of the workshop. Bursary places cover the full cost of the workshop and associated materials. If you would like to apply for a bursary place, please download and complete the application form here. Please submit your application by the 18th November 2015


You can register your interest for this workshop here. The instructor will contact you to complete the registration process.