Event Schedule

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   Daily Videos. Each day through April 24th, all videos will become available, at 6 pm ET | 3 pm PT (time zone converter). There are also live, interactive calls at 6 pm ET some days, as noted below. In total, there are 5-6 talks per day, and each one is between 40-60 minutes. 

   Replays Available for 48 Hours! Recordings of ALL sessions will be available for free viewing for 48 hours, so you can watch when it’s most convenient for you in your day and in your time zone!

… or scroll down to view the full list of schedules and topics for the entire week below!

Day 1

Compassion in Therapy

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

LIVE Opening Keynote

Opening Keynote: Fresh Insights and Practices to Support You in Bringing Compassion Into Therapy in 2022


Tara Brach, PhD
Kristin Neff, PhD
Christopher Germer, PhD

Richard J. Davidson, PhD

The Neuroscience of Compassion

  • Explore the latest neuroscientific findings on how compassion benefits both self and other at the level of brain activity and the nervous system
  • Learn how training in compassion can help alleviate empathy fatigue for therapists and those in other helping professions
  • Engage in a powerful practice of generating compassion for those experiencing difficulties

Christopher Germer, PhD

Looking at Shame Through the Eyes of Self-Compassion


Click here to also see Chris’ 2021 Keynote Session which he mentions during this talk: “A Comprehensive Overview of Self-Compassion in Therapy”

  • Gain a deeper understanding of shame, including its evolutionary purpose, and the way it is learned through family and culture
  • Learn what current research tells us about the link between shame and psychopathology, and the close relationship between shame and trauma
  • Discover the power of self-compassion to overcome shame in therapeutic intervention, and how this can be skillfully achieved

Richard Schwartz, PhD
Deran Young, LCSW

Healing the “Legacy Burdens” of Racism with IFS

  • Understand “legacy burdens” and how centuries old systems of oppression live within all of us and manifest as “parts” of ourselves that we can work with and heal
  • Discover how Internal Family Systems can be used to heal the “legacy burdens” that cause unconcious bias, as well as the “parts” of ourselves that have experienced oppression
  • Watch Dr. Schwartz and Deran Young share a powerful, intimate and poignant demonstration of this approach

Thupten Jinpa, PhD

Embracing the Power of Compassion

  • Gain new insights into what compassion is and why it is a key component for health, resilience, and living with purpose
  • Consider the findings of studies that have shown how compassion supports our own well being, as well as our ability to serve others
  • Experience the profound impact compassion has on our own life experience, and how we may impact others, through a guided practice

Day 2

The Compassionate Therapist

Thursday, April 21, 2022

LIVE Keynote Session

Live Keynote: The Quaking of America: An Embodied Approach to Navigating Our Nation’s Upheaval and Racial Reckoning


Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, SEP
Pamela Ayo Yetunde, JD, ThD

Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD
Pamela Ayo Yetunde, JD, ThD

G.R.A.C.E.: A Revolutionary Method for Benefiting Others without Burning Out

  • Gain a more precise understanding of how compassion works on an embodied level and why it is “not just this lump, or fuzzy feeling” but requires a suite of precise qualities to interact in an enactive process
  • Explore why therapists are particularly vulnerable to falling into the shadow sides of typically positive states such as altruism, empathy, integrity, respect, and engagement, and learn how to avoid these traps through awareness
  • Learn the revolutionary 5 step G.R.A.C.E. method of focusing attention, attuning to self and other, and embodying compassion in skillful action with your clients or anyone you encounter

Deb Dana, LCSW

Polyvagal Theory for Therapist Self-Regulation

  • Hear Deb Dana’s down-to-earth presentation of Polyvagal Theory, and understand the essence of this profound framework (key terms: autonomic hierarchy, neuroception, co-regulation, dorsal, sympathetic, ventral)
  • Experience practices and exercises designed to bring us into ventral regulation and give us access to greater resilience, intuition, safety, and wonder
  • Explore how how Polyvagal Theory can transform your therapuetic work, and give you tools to offer your clients to help them reliably self-regulate

Kristin Neff, PhD

Tender and Fierce: Self-Compassion in Therapy

  • Learn the fundamentals of Self-Compassion, and the science behind its effectiveness
  • Explore the importance of both fierce and tender self-compassion, for both client and therapist
  • Be guided in “Self-compassion with Equanimity Practice” to dynamically evoke compassion for both yourself and your client during intense moments of a therapy session

Gaylon Ferguson, PhD

The Practice of “Sending and Taking”

  • Learn how the ancient practice of “sending and taking” can help you meet others’ suffering with compassion and bolster your own confidence to be present with the pain you see in the world
  • Experience a guided practice session of “Sending and Taking” and learn from Dr. Ferguson’s decades of experience
  • Hear ways you can bring this practice into your life and cultivate your innate compassionate heart

Day 3

Compassion in the Therapeutic Relationship

Friday, April 22, 2022

Dan Siegel, MD

The Power of Healing Presence

  • Engage in a deep dive exploration of Dr. Siegel’s groundbreaking “Interpersonal Neurobiology” model for understanding consciousness, connection, and healing presence
  • Learn how the elements of presence, attunement, resonance, and trust (PART) can be applied for healing and positive growth in the therapeutic relationship
  • Hear a moving story that illustrates how PART allowed Dr. Siegel to help a 90 year old client “learn to feel” and experience the joy of an integrated life

Eduardo Duran, PhD

Bringing Indigenous Wisdom into Psychotherapy

  • Understand Dr. Duran’s conception of the “soul wound” and intergenerational trauma and how these are manifesting in the lives of indigenous people, as well as in the wide spread challenges we are experiencing more broadly in humanity as a whole
  • Hear Dr. Duran’s vision for what therapy and healing look like from an indeginous perspective
  • Explore how Dr. Duran’s approaches to healing may enrich and inform the practices of therapists and counselors interested to applying them in a variety of cultural contexts

Shari Geller, PhD

Cultivating Therapeutic Presence and Overcoming Common Obstacles

  • Get practical tips for optimizing an in-person or online therapy session by cultivating therapeutic presence, and learn how to overcome common obstacles
  • Understand why and how therapeutic presence can allow you to engage more deeply with clients on multiple levels — physical, emotional, cognitive, spiritual, and relational
  • Experience a compassion practice that can be done outside of a session, or on the spot, for working through barriers to presence

Russell Razzaque, MD

“Open Dialogue”: A Compassion-based Holistic Approach to Working with Mental Health Crises

  • Understand the basics of the ground breaking Open Dialogue model and explore how it is shifting the paradigm of how we view and treat acute mental health crises in psychiatric settings
  • Learn about the latest research and growing evidence base which illustrates the benefits of the Open Dialogue approach
  • Hear about the roles that presence, therapeutic relational attunement, mindfulness and compassion play in Open Dialogue facilitation

Dennis Tirch, PhD
Laura Silberstein-Tirch, Psy.D

Integrating Compassion into Your Current Evidenced-Based Therapy Practice

  • Learn how compassion can add value and be integrated into a wide variety of therapy modalities including CBT, ACT, DBT, and more.
  • Understand how this integration can happen through the therapeutic relationship as well as through specific compassion-based interventions, and explore how you can integrate compassion into your own current practice.
  • Experience a demonstration of applying a compassion-based intervention in session with a resistant client with emotion regulation difficulties.

Rhonda V. Magee, MA, JD

Mindfulness as a Support for Healing, Compassion, and Social Justice

  • Learn how the practice of embodied mindfulness can allow us to increase our emotional resilience, recognize our own biases, and connect across lines of real and perceived difference.
  • Explore the role self-compassion can play in healing shame, trauma, and woundedness related to social identities.
  • Experience an extended guided practice for settling into embodied mindfulness, generating compassion, and increasing our capacity to heal ourselves and others.

Day 4

Clinical Applications of Compassion

Saturday, April 23, 2022

David Treleaven, PhD

Trauma-Informed Practice in Challenging Times

  • Explore what a trauma-sensitive approach is, and why it is crucial for helping clients navigate the times we are living in
  • Understand the “window of tolerance,” and how to support clients in experientially opening to a broader range of challenging experience through specific practices
  • Learn how meditation can be harmful to clients working with trauma if not introduced in a supportive way

Rick Hanson, PhD

Learning to Learn from Positive Experiences: Helping Clients Get the Most out of Therapy

  • Discover how you can help clients “turn states into traits” by deliberately internalizing beneficial experiences to support sustained personal growth and development
  • Understand the science of positive neuroplasticity and why typical therapeutic or contemplative interventions don’t always create lasting change
  • Explore Dr. Hanson’s HEAL framework and learn a short practice that can be done with clients to apply this approach

Norma Day-Vines, PhD

Strategies for Broaching Issues of Race, Ethnicity and Culture

  • Understand what broaching is and why it is essential to be an effective clinician– from both the perspective of being human and the research literature
  • Learn how to successfully broach issues of race, ethnicity, and culture in session using Dr. Day-Vines practical 4 step model
  • Better understand dynamics connected to race, ethnicity and culture that commonly arise in session that when unaddressed often lead to ruptures in the therapeutic relationship

Les Greenberg, PhD

Changing Emotion with Emotion: A Transtheoretical and Transdiagnostic Approach to Psychological Healing

  • Recieve an introduction to Dr. Greenberg’s unique transtheoretical and transdiagnostic emotion transformation process and how compassion and somatic awareness can help you be more effective
  • Learn how to help clients access the underlying need hidden within difficult emotions, unlocking a key fulcrum of transformation and healing
  • Watch a role-play demonstration of Dr. Greenberg guiding a client in working with emotional content to transform past trauma

Lorraine Hobbs, MA
Lisa Shetler

Mindful Self-Compassion with Teens in Psychotherapy

  • Learn how the main 3 components of Mindful Self-Compassion – mindfulness, self-kindness, and common humanity – can be a game changer for teens with all of the particular challenges they face
  • Explore strategies for creating a self-compassionate therapeutic space conducive to working with teens
  • Understand some of the unique resistances that may present for teens when introduced to MSC, and how to work with them
  • Watch a bonus “Just Like Me” practice for teens here>>

Day 5

More Clinical Applications of Compassion

Sunday, April 24, 2022

LIVE Keynote Session

Live Keynote: New Embodied Approaches to Healing Trauma


Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Licia Sky
Christopher Germer, PhD

Sue Johnson, PhD

The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

  • Gain a basic understanding of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and the role of compassion and self-compassion in this modality
  • Experience EFCT in action through step-by-step clinical demonstrations
  • Hear about the new developments in Dr. Johnson’s new work and how EFCT is continuing to evolve

Paul Gilbert, FBPsS, PhD, OBE

Working with Fears, Blocks, and Resistance to Compassion in Clients

  • Explore who is most susceptible to the experience of resistance to compassion and why
  • Understand the most common manifestations of compassion resistance and how these are often an indication of unresolved trauma, grief or disruption in the mamalian care system
  • Discover techniques for guiding clients beyond their resistance by employing meditation practices, contemplations, metaphors, and a sense of playfulness

Ron Siegel, PsyD

Mindfulness and Compassion in the Treatment of Depression and Anxiety

  • Understand the evolutionary basis of the “negativity bias,” and our propensity for “reification,” and how these contribute to anxiety and depression
  • Explore the four propensities of the brain that lead us in the direction of anxiety and depression, and how mindfulness and compassion practice counteract those propensities
  • Be led in “Stepping Into Fear” practice, a powerful method to help clients befriend anxiety and move toward “experiential approach” rather than “experiential avoidance”

Dr. g (Claudelle R. Glasgow), PsyD

The Shaman Therapist: A Fresh Perspective on Psychotherapy and Healing

  • Explore Dr. g’s conception of the Shaman Therapist, their approach to healing, and how this principle informs their therapeutic work
  • Receive practical tools and strategies for moving outside your comfort zone, discovering more collective and less individualistic ways of being, and deepening connection with clients
  • Experience a guided practice to engage the spirit, connect with your heart, and “hold space” for healing

Zev Schuman-Olivier, MD

Mindfulness, Self-Compassion and Compassion in Addiction Treatment

  • Learn Dr. Schuman-Olivier’s unique perspective on how addiction and addiction treatment work through a mindfulness, compassion and neuroscientific lens
  • Hear about the latest research on how mindfulness and self-compassion interventions can help reverse “experiential avoidance,” improve self-regulation, and effect positive behavior change during recovery
  • Be led in Dr. Schuman-Olivier’s innovative “STOP-ACHE-GO” guided practice to learn how to “warmly be with” difficult experience, while trusting the wisdom of the body

Netanel Goldberg
Galia Tyano Ronen

A Musical Journey to Cultivate Inner and Outer Compassion

Music can be a powerful support for cultivating self-compassion and compassion for our loved ones, clients, and the entire world. In this special session, we tap into that power as we are led on a musical journey for healing and inspiration. Please bring some paper and something to write or draw with, and make yourself comfortable for this practice of holding ourselves, each other, and our world in loving kindness.