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Mindful Self-Compassion Fundamental Concepts and Skills

Enroll in the Online Self-Study and complete the training on your own schedule.
6 CE hours available for behavioral health clinicians completing the Online Self-Study.

As mental health providers, we often prioritize our clients’ well-being over our own in a selfless dedication to their welfare. We push ourselves relentlessly, believing that harsh self-criticism is the key to achieving desirable outcomes for our clients.

But it often comes at the cost of neglecting our own emotional and physical health, which potentially leads to burnout and hinders our ability to provide the best care for our clients.

The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program is designed to teach us to extend the same kindness we offer clients to ourselves during times of stress and failure.

Developed by Christopher K. Germer, Ph.D., and Kristin Neff, Ph.D., the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program is a research-backed program that combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for building resilience.

It offers clinicians a practical approach to cultivating resilience, enhancing well-being, and elevating their clinical practice through the powerful integration of mindfulness and self-compassion.

Through a series of engaging modules, you will learn to:

  • treat yourself with kindness and understanding, especially during difficult times.
  • cultivate present-moment awareness, and learn to observe your thoughts and emotions without judgment.
  • replace negative self-talk with a more supportive inner voice to foster greater self-acceptance and confidence.
  • discover practical tools to manage stress, prevent burnout, and cope with difficult emotions in a healthy way.
  • gain valuable skills and techniques to help your clients cultivate self-compassion and emotional well-being.
  • and more!

Led by Vira Salzburn, an MSC Trained Teacher with extensive experience guiding and helping professionals on their journey to greater well-being, this program dives deep into the fundamental concepts of mindful self-compassion, explores key elements such as connected loving presence, common humanity, self-kindness, and mindfulness, and teaches structured practices to integrate self-compassion into your daily life, such as meditations, experiential practices, and journaling exercises.

Join Vira Salzburn in this comprehensive program and learn how to harness the transformative power of self-compassion into your practice to counteract the effects of compassion fatigue, prevent burnout, and sustain a fulfilling and effective clinical practice.

Register today and embark on a path toward renewing your sense of purpose, leading a more emotionally balanced life, and enhancing your therapeutic effectiveness.

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As mental health providers, we often prioritize our clients’ well-being over our own in a selfless dedication to their welfare. We push ourselves relentlessly, believing that harsh self-criticism is the key to achieving desirable outcomes for our clients.

But it often comes at the cost of neglecting our own emotional and physical health, which potentially leads to burnout and hinders our ability to provide the best care for our clients.

The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program is designed to teach us to extend the same kindness we offer clients to ourselves during times of stress and failure.

Developed by Christopher K. Germer, Ph.D., and Kristin Neff, Ph.D., the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program is a research-backed program that combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for building resilience.

It offers clinicians a practical approach to cultivating resilience, enhancing well-being, and elevating their clinical practice through the powerful integration of mindfulness and self-compassion.

Through a series of engaging modules, you will learn to:

  • treat yourself with kindness and understanding, especially during difficult times.
  • cultivate present-moment awareness, and learn to observe your thoughts and emotions without judgment.
  • replace negative self-talk with a more supportive inner voice to foster greater self-acceptance and confidence.
  • discover practical tools to manage stress, prevent burnout, and cope with difficult emotions in a healthy way.
  • gain valuable skills and techniques to help your clients cultivate self-compassion and emotional well-being.
  • and more!

Led by Vira Salzburn, an MSC Trained Teacher with extensive experience guiding and helping professionals on their journey to greater well-being, this program dives deep into the fundamental concepts of mindful self-compassion, explores key elements such as connected loving presence, common humanity, self-kindness, and mindfulness, and teaches structured practices to integrate self-compassion into your daily life, such as meditations, experiential practices, and journaling exercises.

Join Vira Salzburn in this comprehensive program and learn how to harness the transformative power of self-compassion into your practice to counteract the effects of compassion fatigue, prevent burnout, and sustain a fulfilling and effective clinical practice.

Register today and embark on a path toward renewing your sense of purpose, leading a more emotionally balanced life, and enhancing your therapeutic effectiveness.

This course offers 6+ hours of video training, a post-test and an evaluation.

This course was recorded on March 2 & 9, 2023

Upon completion of this training, professionals will be able to do the following:

  • Describe mindful self-compassion and its elements

  • Explain the benefits of self-compassion

  • Integrate mindfulness and self-compassion into daily life

  • Use self-compassion to handle difficult emotions with greater ease

Vira Salzburn, M.S.

Vira Salzburn is the Program Director for Safety and Resilience programs at Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council. She earned a Master of Science degree in Management, Organizational Behavior & Leadership from Troy University and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in Humanities from Auburn University at Montgomery. Vira also holds a graduate certificate in Topics in Human Behavior from Harvard University.

Vira is a Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Master Trainer, and Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Instructor. She is a Community Resiliency Model (CRM)® Teacher, and is also trained in the Search Inside Yourself program of Google Leadership Institute, Trauma Informed Coaching, and Compassionate Leadership, the program of the Task Force for Global Health.

Vira is the developer of the community-based upstream suicide prevention approach that uses evidence-based Mindful-Self Compassion programming. She is a public speaker on suicide prevention, resilience, mindfulness, and self-compassion, and has been selected for the 2022 Savannah TEDx.

As a Ukrainian-American, Vira recognizes the importance of overcoming cultural barriers and connecting with others for making a meaningful difference on personal, organizational, and community levels. Since moving to the U.S. in 2007, Vira has had the privilege of volunteering as an interpreter and a liaison between Ukrainian orphaned children and American adoptive families, which has greatly impacted her perception of compassion and servanthood and helped her better understand the true meaning behind the idea of “changing the world one life at a time”.

You can find Vira here.

Credit Hours: CEs provided with this course include 6 continuing education hours of credit.

Counselors: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6693. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0048.

Marriage and Family Therapists: Many MFT licensing boards accept our courses or one of the approvals which we have from professional associations. You can check with your board to determine if this course would be accepted by your licensing board.

Social Workers: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, #1609, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 05/02/2024 – 05/02/2027. Social workers completing this course receive 6 clinical continuing education credits.

Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers #SW-0435.

Addiction Professionals: This course has been approved by Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits, effective 4/3/2023. NAADAC Provider #193104, Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is responsible for all aspects of the programing.

Psychologists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Psychologists #PSY-0128.

Art Therapists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists #CAT-0093.

Other Professionals: This activity qualifies for 360 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations.  Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

This is a non-interactive, self-study course.

 

To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.

Online courses are completed by registering, logging in, navigating to your course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), completing all of the modules, completing and passing the post-test, and completing the course evaluation. Participants have 6 months from registration to access and complete online self-study courses.

Live Webinar courses are completed by registering, logging in to this website, navigating to your course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), attending the full course via webinar, and completing the post-test and course evaluation online.

Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked, but not required, to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses and live webinars, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.

You can receive your certificate of completion by logging onto this website, navigating to the course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), scroll to the bottom of your course, and click on your certificate to either download it or print it.

Directions for completing a course can be found by clicking here.

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

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Cancellation Policy

Refunds are offered within the first 30 days for courses which have not been completed.  There is a 10% service fee for refunds.

Grievance Policy

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This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.

Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation.


This program was recorded March 2 & 9, 2023

You have six months to access online courses from the time of purchase.

Vira Salzburn headshot

Vira Salzburn, MS

Vira Salzburn, M.S.

Vira Salzburn is the Program Director for Safety and Resilience programs at Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council. She earned a Master of Science degree in Management, Organizational Behavior & Leadership from Troy University and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in Humanities from Auburn University at Montgomery. Vira also holds a graduate certificate in Topics in Human Behavior from Harvard University.

Vira is a Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Master Trainer, and Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Instructor. She is a Community Resiliency Model (CRM)® Teacher, and is also trained in the Search Inside Yourself program of Google Leadership Institute, Trauma Informed Coaching, and Compassionate Leadership, the program of the Task Force for Global Health.

Vira is the developer of the community-based upstream suicide prevention approach that uses evidence-based Mindful-Self Compassion programming. She is a public speaker on suicide prevention, resilience, mindfulness, and self-compassion, and has been selected for the 2022 Savannah TEDx.

As a Ukrainian-American, Vira recognizes the importance of overcoming cultural barriers and connecting with others for making a meaningful difference on personal, organizational, and community levels. Since moving to the U.S. in 2007, Vira has had the privilege of volunteering as an interpreter and a liaison between Ukrainian orphaned children and American adoptive families, which has greatly impacted her perception of compassion and servanthood and helped her better understand the true meaning behind the idea of “changing the world one life at a time”.

You can find Vira here.