Mindful Self-Compassion for the Holidays

Mindful Self-Compassion for the Holidays

with Hattie Bluestone, DPT & Anahita Holden, PhD
Sunday, December 8 / 2-4 pm

The holiday season can be a time that brings up a range of emotional experiences. This workshop will introduce some of the core principles and practices of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) to provide tools to nurture and provide care for yourself during difficult moments throughout this time.

MSC is an empirically supported program developed by Kristin Neff, PhD, pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion, and Christopher Germer, PhD, leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy.

The workshop will included guided meditations, short talks, experiential exercises including sound meditation, aromatherapy, and mindful eating, group discussion, and take-home practices to integrate self-compassion into your holiday season and daily life.


Registration coming soon.


Hattie Bluestone, DPT is a local physical therapist and yoga instructor. She has practiced Vipassana meditation for more than 10 years, including intensive practice at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and recently completed the Mindful Self-Compassion teacher training program through the UCSD Center for Mindfulness. She has also worked as a psychology researcher at Stanford University, studying the effects of both mindfulness and self-compassion. 


Anahita Holden, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist, meditation teacher, and yoga instructor who specializes in the integration of psychotherapy and evidence-based mindfulness interventions. She received her doctorate degree from UCSB and has a private practice in downtown Santa Barbara. Anahita is a certified facilitator of self-compassion focused meditation through the Heartwork Mindfulness and Compassion Practitioner and Facilitator training. Anahita has practiced Vipassana meditation for over ten years and teaches meditation privately and throughout the community, with an emphasis on sound healing. 

www.anahitaholdenphd.com, Instagram: @anahitaholdenphd, Facebook: Anahita Holden, Ph.D.