- Price: The cost is $295
- Course Duration: 6 weeks
- Location: Online
- Content Availability: New content provided weekly
- Suggested Allocated Time: 2 to 3 hours per week
- Educator Graduate Level Credits Availability: Yes
- Prerequisite: None
In this article, learn more about:
- Who is this course for?
- Professional Credits
- Weekly time commitment
- When can I access the course?
- Is the course self-paced? Can I go through it on my own schedule?
- What if I am unable to complete the course within the six weeks?
- Will I receive verification of course completion?
- What does this course cover? What will I learn?
- Course Work
- Does this course include LIVE Sessions?
- Will I receive ongoing access to course materials after the course is over?
- Can I share what I learn?
- Financial Assistance
Who is this course for?
Self-Compassion for Educators is designed for educators, caregivers, and those who work in service of youth. There is no prerequisite or prior experience required for this course. Both beginners and those with significant mindfulness experience find this training deeply impactful.
How can I receive professional credits for this course?
Educators may apply for and receive Educator Graduate Level Credits after completing their course. Educator GLCs are offered through our partner organization, Courses4Teachers, an affiliate of University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. For more information, please see our article on professional credits.
For participants of our courses who cannot benefit from Educator GLCs, we recommend discussing our courses with your governing board to see if you can receive professional development credit for completing our trainings.
Often graduates will submit their Certificate of Completion to their governing board. Participants who complete any Mindful Schools course before the official end date will be eligible for a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate of Completion is generated during the Closing Activities of the course and will reflect the session of the course, the name of the Online Course Guide, and the number of hours allotted to the course.
How much time will I need to devote to the course each week?
For most participants, Self-Compassion for Educators will take between 2 to 3 hours per week.
When can I access the course?
Once the course begins, you can login and access the course any time, according to your own schedule. We release new content each week. This means that you won't be able to access week two of your course unless you've completed week one AND one week has passed since the course began.
Is the course self-paced? Can I go through it on my own schedule?
Unlike some online courses, Mindful Schools courses are designed with a set start date and a set end date. This allows us to more fully support your practice and your learning as you progress through the course with others, and with support from your Online Course Guide.
You're not required to be online at any specific time, and can work through the weekly course content at your own pace. That said, we highly recommend you keep up with the course from one week to the next to ensure you can interact with classmates and your Online Course Guide while learning the new material.
Please note, in order to be eligible for a Certificate of Completion, participants must complete the course before the set end date.
Extensions are not available for Self-Compassion for Educators.
What if I am unable to complete the course within the six weeks?
While we highly recommend participants keep up with the course from week to week, we understand that interruptions can occur. To assist with these interruptions, we do provide a two-week Grace Period after the six weeks of course content. During this Grace Period, the course will remain open and participants are able to complete course material.
However, the Online Course Guide will not be available to answer questions during the Grace Period. To ensure you will be able to take advantage of the Online Course Guide's support, it is important to remain current during the six weeks of course content.
Will I receive verification of course completion?
Participants of Self-Compassion for Educators who complete the course material before the official end date will be eligible for a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate of Completion is generated during the Closing Activities of the course and will reflect the session of the course, the name of the Online Course Guide, and the number of hours allotted to the course.
What does this course cover? What will I learn?
Self-Compassion for Educators will dive into the research, practice, and experience of self-compassion and will help participants enhance their well-being and revitalize their deep motivation for helping others.
- Understand the research supporting self-compassion
- Learn and practice techniques to reduce educator and caregiver fatigue
- Respond to negative thought patterns with self-kindness
- Utilize compassion as a motivation rather than self-criticism
- Apply strategies to transform difficult relationships
- Develop an open heart and resilience through self-appreciation
- Integrate core practices into daily life
- Week 1: What is Self-Compassion
- Week 2: Practicing Self-Compassion
- Week 3: Discovering your Compassionate Voice
- Week 4: Self-Compassion and Building Resilience
- Week 5: Self-Compassion, Burnout, and Caregiver Fatigue
- Week 6: The Art of Savoring and Self-Appreciation
What does the course work entail?
Self-Compassion for Educators includes a combination of videos with trainer instruction, reading, guided practices, and course activities.
Does this course include LIVE Sessions?
Self-Compassion for Educators includes three LIVE Sessions that take place in Week 2, Week 4, and Week 6 of the course. LIVE Sessions are guided by an Online Course Guide and typically include a guided practice, a review of course concepts, and an opportunity to connect with other course participants. We strongly encourage you to attend the LIVE Sessions -- we often receive feedback from participants that the LIVE Sessions were a highlight of their course experience.
You can find the dates of the LIVE Sessions for your course session here. (These dates are subject to change if necessary. Please confirm dates when you enter your course.)
We highly recommend attending the LIVE Sessions, but if that is not possible, recordings of the sessions will be made available to all participants.
LIVE Session recordings are only viewable while the course is open. Recordings will not be included in the view-only course materials made available after the course closes.
Will I receive ongoing access to course materials after the course is over?
Participants who complete Self-Compassion for Educators before the set end date will receive ongoing access to a view-only version of the course materials after the course ends.
Does this course qualify me to share or teach what I learn?
Self-Compassion for Educators is a personal practice course designed to support participants in their own development of self-compassion. This course is not designed to train or empower participants to teach or share the lessons and techniques with others.
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide financial assistance or group discounts for this course. This course is being offered in partnership with the Center for Mindful Self Compassion.