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Self-Compassion for the Holidays
Free 90-Minute Session

This class is full, but there will be another one next year! You can sign up for notifications about upcoming courses, or feel free to contact me if you have questions. In the meantime, may you have a meaningful and fulfilling holiday season.

This year’s online Self-Compassion for the Holidays class will be on Saturday, December 9 at noon Eastern. To register, click here. For details, read on:

The holiday season can be a time of connection and joy, but because it involves human beings, it can also be kind of complicated. I offer this session annually to provide resources for when things aren’t as smooth as we would like. It is freely offered because I have found these practices to be really valuable, and I want to make them as accessible as possible. If you find the class useful, donations are welcome, but not necessary. And if you aren’t sure if you’ll have the time to attend the Zoom session, you are welcome to sign up and I’ll send you handouts on what we go over.


This class will draw on exercises from the evidence-based Mindful Self-Compassion program. We’ll talk about what self-compassion is and how it does or does not show up in your life. We’ll cover the research on the benefits of self-compassion, and address common misgivings, such as the perception that self-compassion is ‘weak.’ We will then try some practices designed to encourage self-compassion in the midst of difficulties, including a practice for working with caregiving fatigue--something that can come up over the holidays. (Please note that the first hour of this session will be very similar to my 1-hour Intro to Self-Compassion classes if you have taken one of those, including the Supportive Touch and Self-Compassion Break practices. The caregiving practice is the one taught in the Self-Compassion for Healthcare course: Compassion with Equanimity.)


This course tends to be popular, so I often do it as a webinar format rather than as a typical interactive mindfulness class. But there will be time for discussion and questions so we can learn from each other. And I’m happy to stay after if there are further questions. And please know you can engage in this class in whatever way works for you; you can have camera-on or camera-off and you can interact as little or as much as you wish. 


If you want to register for the class, you can review the waiver and sign up here or use the button below. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at


Thanks for your interest in this offering, and mostly I wish you the best holiday season ever!


Photo by Michael Niessl on Unsplash

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