Program on Mindfulness & Self-Compassion for Families

FPG Program on Mindfulness & Self-Compassion for Families

The Frank Porter Graham Program on Mindfulness & Self-Compassion for Families is a suite of programs related to self-compassion in families and schools. Our mission is to bring specialized self-compassion training to teens, pre-teens, children, parents, educators, and all adults who traverse the lives of youth, with the ultimate goal of creating a community imbued with greater compassion for ourselves and others.

We will explore ways of bringing programs into schools, serve as a resource for up-to-date research on self-compassion, and provide support for families toward integrating self-compassion into their lives at home.

Self-compassion has been linked with better mental health – less depression, anxiety, and stress – in numerous research studies with both adults and teens.

Program Offerings

Mindful Self-Compassion

An 8-week or 4 or 5-day intensive adult course with a foundation of mindfulness, and a focus on cultivating self-compassion
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Making Friends with Yourself: A Mindful Self-Compassion Program for Teens

Adapted from MSC, an empirically-based course for teens to help them not be so hard on themselves
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Self-Compassion: A Workshop for Parents of Teens and Pre-teens

A 4-hour workshop to help parents learn ways to be less self-critical, thereby “refilling their own jug” so they can be more present for their children
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Self-Compassion for College Students

Stress is high on college campuses. Self-compassion can help manage stress while staying academically motivated. This course meets for 6 sessions, 1.5 hours each session.

Coming Soon

Self-compassion pioneer Dr. Kristin Neff talks about the difference between self-compassion and self-esteem.