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This course will be held virtually. The spring 2024 session is now available for registration.

About the Mindful Self-Compassion Course for Caregivers

Can you be too hard on yourself? Do you ever get stuck in your own inner narrative? Does it sometimes seem like nobody else feels the way you do? This brief course is for you if you would you like to treat yourself better, motivate yourself with kindness instead of criticism, and model for your children a compassionate way of relating to yourself.

The Mindful Self-Compassion Short Course is based on the groundbreaking research of Dr. Kristen Neff and the expertise of Dr. Christopher Germer. It is a six-week adaptation of the longer, empirically supported Mindful Self-Compassion course. Research shows that learning and using self-compassion practices promotes emotional wellbeing, healthy habits, and satisfying personal relationships — while reducing anxiety, depression, and stress.

Program Details

Program Details

  • Dates: Fridays, March 15 – April 26, 2024 (excluding March 29)
  • Time: 12:00 – 1:15 pm PT/3:00 – 4:15 pm ET
  • Location: Course meetings will be held virtually on a private Zoom link
  • Cost: $600

Who Should Attend:

  • Parents, grandparents, babysitters, nannies, au pairs, or other caregivers.
  • You do not need to have a child in treatment. This is not a therapy group.
Training Objectives

Training Objectives

  • Understand the basics of self-compassion and improve how you relate to yourself.
  • Develop and use self-compassion practices to motivate yourself with kindness and encouragement.
  • Develop a self-compassionate approach for dealing with difficulties and challenges.
  • Learn ways of modeling for your children a compassionate way of relating to yourself.
  • Learn to apply these skills consistently in your own life.
What to Expect

What to Expect

Course activities will include short talks, experiential exercises, group discussions, and home practices. Start 2024 by learning new ways of relating to and supporting yourself!

Topics Covered:

  • Motivating yourself with kindness instead of criticism
  • Working skillfully with your inner critic
  • Applying the three key tools of Mindful Self-Compassion
  • Recognizing that you’re not alone in your experiences
  • Paying attention to the moment and your reactions
Dr. Angie Breidenstine
Meet Your Teacher
Dr. Angie Breidenstine is a clinical psychologist who is a trained teacher of the Mindful Self-Compassion curriculum. In the course of her work as a psychologist with children, parents, and families for over 20 years, she has seen how connecting with self-compassion helps to enhance children and adults’ well-being. She wishes she had learned mindful self-compassion skills earlier in her own life, continues to practice them imperfectly herself, and feels privileged to share these practices with others.

Cancellation Policy

If a participant cannot attend a session after registering for it, a refund will be given provided the cancellation is made 7 days prior to the start of the program. If less than one week’s notice is provided, we will not be able to extend a refund.

The group will be capped at 15 participants. A minimum of 10 participants is required. If fewer than 10 people enroll, the group will be cancelled, and you will receive a full refund.


Contact Us

Please reach out with any questions to Lalli Sandoval at 650.402.2547 or at

Ready to Get Started?

This course will be held virtually. The spring 2024 session is now available for registration.

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