CE Activities

23 Dec 2021

23 Jan to 20 Mar 2022 – Mindful Self-Compassion Online Training Program

To HKPS Members,


The Continuing Education Committee approved the circulation of the below activity to all HKPS Members, with the objective of keeping our members informed about relevant continuing education activities in the field.


Details of Activity:

Title of activity:

Mindful Self-Compassion Online Training Program


Certified by The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, UCSD;


Facilitated by Psychological Services International, Dr. Benjamin Weinstein, PhD; Licensed Clinical Psychologist Certified Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion


And by Siri Chandler; https://www.mindfulnessth.com/

Name(s) of speaker(s):

Dr Benjamin Weinstein, PhD; Siri Chandler

Brief content:

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported, 8-session, training program designed to cultivate the skills of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research and clinical work of Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding. The program integrates cutting-edge understanding of human growth and thriving based on neuroscience, positive psychology, physiology and human development. At the same time, the MSC course teaches simple, concrete and practical skills that participants can use to support and guide themselves in their everyday lives.

Rapidly expanding research clearly demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with increased resilience and emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying personal relationships.


This online MSC course includes a total of 27 hours of learning and skill development together.  Participants will learn a broad selection of practices and skills including guided meditations and concrete skills that can be applied in everyday life.

•  8 core course sessions X 3 hours each (24 hours) on Sundays 9.00am – 12:00pm ICT  starting Sunday 23 January ending Sunday March 20, 2022

•  a 3-hour retreat (intensive practice) session on Sunday March 27

•  participation in a Whatsapp group for sharing, informal reminders and asking questions

•  Detailed session summaries after every Sunday session that review the ideas and skills learned and provide additional resources of learning and development on specific points

•  Participant course booklet with descriptions of all skills and worksheets for skill development

•  Completing this full version of the MSC course fulfills one of the prerequisites for further training as a teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion, provided that the participant attends 90% of the sessions.


For more info about this course, please visit the website:



Dr. Weinstein and Ms. Chandler are certified teachers of Mindful Self-Compassion as well as experienced practitioners and teachers of secular mindfulness.  Dr. Weinstein is also adjunct lecturer in Psychology at Chiang Mai University and expert faculty of the Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy certificate program. 


(Please click to view the Leaflet and the Poster for details)

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All HKPS members are welcome and no restriction on status.  All specialties can benefit from learning MSC; research suggests that healthcare and other helping professional may derive significant benefit from the practice of MSC.


Sunday 23 January until Sunday March 20


9.00-12.00 ICT (GMT+7)


Online via Zoom


USD$500 (early bird discount USD$450 until Jan 3)

Deadline for application:

January 22, 2022

Contact person:

[email protected]