with Hattie Bluestone, DPT and Anahita Holden, PhD
September 27th – November 1st
6 Sundays / 12noon-1pm
$200 for the whole series
Space limited to 10-15 participants
How do we relate to ourselves and our experience during difficult moments? Research demonstrates that mindfulness and self-compassion are powerful factors in resilience and well-being, and they are skills that can be learned and cultivated through specific practices in a short period of time. Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported meditation program designed by psychologists Kristin Neff, PhD and Christopher Germer, PhD.
This 6-week series, taught by MSC teachers Hattie Bluestone, DPT and Anahita Holden, PhD, includes short talks, guided meditations, experiential exercises, group discussion, and simple take-home practices to incorporate mindfulness and self-compassion into your everyday life. This version of the MSC curriculum has been condensed and optimized for a convenient live online experience.
A few spots are available on a sliding scale for those with financial need.
Please contact Hattie Bluestone firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
About the Teachers:
Hattie Bluestone, DPT is a local meditation teacher and yoga instructor. She received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of California, San Francisco. Hattie has practiced meditation since 2006, including many week- and month-long silent retreats at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in the Bay Area. She completed her 200-hour yoga instructor certification under the mentorship of Kelly McGonigal, PhD. Hattie especially appreciates how the Mindful Self-Compassion curriculum reminds us of our common humanity, reminding us that we are not alone. In her spare time, Hattie enjoys running, reading, and snuggling up with her puppy, Pema. www.hattiebluestone.com
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 has practiced Vipassana meditation for over ten years, and completed the Mindful Heart Programs facilitator training under the mentorship of Radhule Weininger, PhD. Anahita is also a musician and offers sound healing meditations throughout the community. Anahita especially appreciates how the Mindful Self-Compassion curriculum offers tools that weave together compassion for oneself with compassion for others and our world. In her spare time, Anahita enjoys playing music, being in nature, and playing with her puppy, Hazelnut. www.anahitaholdenphd.com