Mindful Self Compassion
Brenda Cochran, LPC
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
6:30 pm- 8:00 pm
Brenda Cochran is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon. Her degrees include an MS in Counseling, a Masters in Health Education, and a BS in Family and Consumer Sciences from Oregon State University. In this EML, she will present the highlights of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-supported training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion.
Brenda has trained with Kristen Neff, Ph.D. and Christopher Germer, Ph.D., groundbreaking researchers and founders of MSC. She has been interviewed by Dani Reid, for the HealingHer podcast for trauma survivors, and has been invited by Will Roundy to lead a retreat on MSC in Joseph, Oregon.
This program teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding. Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, lowered anxiety, depression and stress, and maintenance of healthy habits and satisfying relationships. Brenda is excited to share the three components of self-compassion: self-kindness, common humanity, and mindful awareness. These pillars open us to living a life of loving connected presence.
Mindful Self-Compassion Presentation
Background on Kristen Neff Ph.D. and Christopher Germer, Ph.D, the founders of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)
What MSC is and the 3 pillars of it
How Do I Treat a Friend Exercise
Gestures of Self-Compassion – a metaphor to provide a felt sense of MSC
Myths and Misgivings of MSC
Self-Compassion vs. Self-Esteem
Soothing Touch Tool
Self-Compassion Break Exercise
Harmonizing the Heart and Brain Exercise
Time for Q and A
First Alternative (SOUTH Co-op) Meeting Room, 1007 SE 3rd St, Corvallis
*Parking for this event–get directions to Purple Moon Coffee drive-through, 320 SE Chapman Place, Corvallis, OR 97333.
PARKING: If you will be shopping at the Co-op in addition to attending our meeting please park in the lot on the north side of the Co-op building. If you will not be shopping, please park on SE Chapman Place (the cul-de-sac north of the Co-op) or at the BMX track off of SE Chapman Place, or in the parking lot adjacent to the blue warehouse east of the Co-op.
MEETING ROOM: The South Co-op Meeting Room is in a building east of the Coop main building. Entry to the Meeting Room is just behind the Purple Moon Coffee drive-through, at the northwest corner of the Meeting Room building.
- 6:30-7:00 Eat and meet
- 7:00-8:00 Presentation/discussion
- EBHA members: Attendance FREE
- Non-members: Attendance $10 payable by cash or check at the event, or become an EBHA member and enjoy these and other member benefits! Your membership application and payment can be processed at the event if you bring the completed application form.
- Please contact us with further questions
NO REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY, BUT PLEASE INDICATE YOUR PLANS SO WE CAN PREPARE FOR THE SIZE OF THE GROUP