Compassion in Therapy Summit 2021

The Awake Network and The Center for Mindful Self Compassion have partnered to create the Compassion in Therapy Summit, a 5-day online event, put together with 20+ leading experts in the fields of mindfulness and compassion-based therapies, neuroscience, and compassion training.

Our mission is to create a community platform of mental health professionals exploring mindfulness, self-compassion, and compassion practices as key ingredients of psychological and social wellbeing.

This event will share the latest research and best practices for introducing and integrating mindfulness, self-compassion, and compassion into your therapy practice, for you and your clients.

Day 1: Bringing Compassion into Therapy

▶ Kristin Neff, PhD: Daily Practice – The Self-Compassion Break

▶ Tara Brach, PhD, Kristin Neff, PhD, and Chris Germer, PhD: Bringing Compassion into Therapy (Live With Q&A)

▶ Chris Germer, PhD: A Comprehensive Overview of Self-Compassion in Therapy

▶ Shelly Harrell, PhD: Holding the Pain and Complexities of Racism with Compassion

▶ Paul Gilbert, FBPsS, PhD, OBE: The Origins and Future of Compassion in Therapy

▶ Kelly McGonigal, PhD: The Practical Science of Compassion

Day 2: The Compassionate Therapist

▶ Chris Germer, PhD: Daily Practice – Affectionate Breathing Practice

▶ Thupten Jinpa, PhD: The Practice of Compassion

▶ Kristin Neff, PhD: The Power of Self-Compassion

▶ Ronald Siegel, PsyD: Personal Mindfulness Practice: Letting Go of Self-Preoccupation to Deepen Connection with Clients

▶ Russell Kolts, PhD: Compassion-Focused Therapy from the Inside Out

Day 3: Compassion in the Therapeutic Relationship

▶ Chris Germer, PhD: Daily Practice – Give and Receive Compassion Practice

▶ Shari Geller, PhD: The Keys to Compassionate Therapeutic Presence

▶ Dan Siegel, MD: Compassionate Presence: Deepening the Therapeutic Alliance

▶ Leslie Greenberg, PhD: Emotional Transformation Through Presence

▶ Eduardo Duran, PhD: Decolonizing Therapy and Healing the Soul Wound

▶ Jordan Quaglia, PhD: Balanced Compassion: Exploring the Relationship Between Self- and Other-Oriented Compassion

Day 4: Clinical Applications of Compassion

▶ Kristin Neff, PhD: Daily Practice – Working with Difficult Emotions Practice

▶ Richard Schwartz, PhD: Working with Shame and the Inner Critic

▶ Sydney Spears, PhD, LCSW, LSCSW: Addressing Trauma and Racialized Trauma with Mindful Self-Compassion

▶ Dennis Tirch, PhD: Compassion-Focused Therapy for Anxiety

▶ Michelle Becker, MA, LMFT: Compassion in Couples Therapy

Day 5: Closing Live Keynote with Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman

▶ Jack Kornfield, PhD and Trudy Goodman, PhD: Deepening Compassion in Therapy With Q&A