Mindful Self-Compassion: A Two-Week Course


 July 10 thru 20, from 1 to 3:30 pm

With Hilary Borison and Judy Long


Introduction and Registration:  Monday, July 10 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Classes: 8 weekdays, July 11 – 20 from 1 to 3:30 pm

Saturday half-day retreat:  July 15 from 9 am to 1 pm

Mindfulness helps us to live in the present moment with non-judgmental
awareness, creating more ease with what is.  However, many of us have lots
of judgments, often quite critical and self-directed.  We may find it’s
much easier to have compassion for others than for ourselves.

In this course we will explore:

  • The benefits of self-compassion
  • Common misgivings about self-compassion
  • Why self-acceptance is more beneficial than self-esteem
  • How to activate our “tend and befriend” nature and direct it inward
  • When connecting to our common humanity reduces feelings of separation

If you would like to gain freedom from self-criticism, feel a deeper
and more loving connection with yourself and others, and have the courage to
mindfully meet whatever arises with compassion, please join us for this 2-week
course at IMC.   

Please note that registration is necessary.  The course will close to new registrants on July 11.  For those interested in MSC Teacher Training, this course fulfills a prerequisite for eligibility21.5 hours of CEU’s are offered for licensed mental health professionals and nurses.

Hilary Borison is a graduate of both the Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training through the UCSD Center for Mindfulness and the Sati Center Buddhist Chaplaincy Program which she applies in her work as a grief counselor with Kara in Palo Alto.  A student of Gil Fronsdal’s since 2004, Hilary serves as a mentor in the Eightfold Path Program and leads the Women’s Circle of Mindfulness. Contact Hilary at hborison@sbcglobal.net or 650/575-2052.

Judy Long is a professional chaplain who provides palliative care with a special focus on care for caregivers.  She trained in Mindful Self-Compassion with UCSD’s Center for Mindfulness and is a certified teacher of Compassion Cultivation Training through CCARE at Stanford.
She is a longtime practitioner who serves as a member of the Chaplaincy Council and as a dharma mentor at IMC.  Contact Judy at
jntlong@gmail.com or 415/734-0108.

Registration is required – Offered freely – Donations welcome

Insight Meditation Center, 108 Birch Street, Redwood City (650) 599-3456


CEUs:  21.5 contact hours are offered to licensed mental health professionals and nurses who attend 7 of the 8 classes and the half-day retreat, signing attendance sheets for each class and completing an evaluation
at the end of the course. The cost of CEUs is $35 for the 21.5 units. Checks should be made out to Spiritual Competency Resource Center and given to your instructor, Judy Long. Please write your profession and license number in the memo line of your check.

American Psychological Association: Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by
the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for
psychologists. Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility
for its programs and their content.

      California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal by LCSWs and MFTs
for programs from CE approved sponsors of the American Psychological
Association. LCSWs and MFTs from states other than California need to check
with their state licensing board for approval.

·      California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP10318) for licensed nurses in California
through the cosponsorship of the 
Institute of Noetic Sciences