Fostering Well-Being With Self-Compassion

Benjamin Weinstein

Burgeoning research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, resilient coping with life challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships. It is an inner strength that enables us to be more fully human—to acknowledge our shortcomings, learn from them, and make necessary changes with an attitude of kindness and self-respect. 

This brief workshop will introduce three core ingredients of self-compassion, differentiate tender and fierce self-compassion and provide a few simple tools participants can use in daily life for responding in a kind, compassionate way when experiencing painful emotions and for motivating ourselves with kindness.


Benjamin Weinstein, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Facilitator, Certified Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion

As a Clinical Psychologist, resilience trainer, MSC teacher, university lecturer serving expatriate and local communities across Southeast Asia since 2003, Ben is committed to facilitating growth and development in many contexts. Ben is honored to be a certified teacher of Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff’s remarkable Mindful-Self Compassion (MSC) training course. Ben has spent his entire working life devoted to applying psychological and behavioral science to help others learn, develop, and grow, and he is profoundly inspired by the proven, transformative impact of mindfulness, purpose-guided engaged living, and self-compassion. 

Specialized in cross-cultural adaptation of validated psychological science for training, treatment, resilience and well-being for individuals and organizations with a focus on mental health professionals and NGO/corporate staff working in high-stress positions.

Clinical focus areas include mindfulness and self-compassion informed CBT/ACT treatment for PTSD/trauma, substance abuse, wellness and resilience, and applied mindfulness as well as clinical supervision


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