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Mindful Self-Compassion Retreat & Workshop

  • Institute for Spirituality and Health 8100 Greenbriar Dr. Ste 300 Houston, Texas 77054 (map)

Mindful Self-Compassion Retreat and Workshop

Date: Saturday, November 9th, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Location: The Institute for Spirituality and Health
8100 Greenbriar Dr. Ste 300, Houston, TX 77054

Cost: $45 includes 3.0 CEU for LPC, LMFT, and LMSW

In this retreat workshop we will:

  • Explore the key components of self-compassion

  • Learn two self-compassion meditations

  • Alleviate stress with loving kindness

  • Introduce the 8 week MSC Program

  • Enjoy mindful movement

  • Have a few laughs!


“This retreat was just what I needed. It was the first time I have had a morning to just breathe and take care of myself.” - JL

“MSC has changed my life! I no longer worry and blame myself for everything that happens.” - ON

What is Mindful Self-Compassion?

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an intensive 8-week training that combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to provide a powerful tool for emotional resilience. MSC can assist in overcoming depression and anxiety as well as improve relationships and increase overall well-being.

This program, designed by Drs. Kristin Neff and Chris Germer, is based on extensive psychological research and is being taught all around the world to help people overcome perfectionism, reduce anxiety and depression, and improve relationships.

Watch the video below as Dr. Neff gives a taste of what MSC is about and how it can be practiced


About the instructor, Gwen Brehm

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Gwen Brehm M.Ed, LPC, LMFT, is a psychotherapist and a trained meditation teacher as well as a trained instructor of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). She is on faculty with the Center for Mind Body Medicine and helps continue the work of the Greater Houston Healing Collaborative throughout Southeast Texas. She has been trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mind Body Skills and uses these in her work with individuals, families, and groups.