The Power of Self-Compassion


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The Power of Self-Compassion

Welcome to part 2 of our 3-part self-compassion event sneak peek!! With only one week to go to the self-compassion event of the year, we're bringing you behind-the-scenes of our April 27th afternoon workshop with amazing keynote speaker Dr. Kristin Neff. 

Before stepping into the great hall at The Cedars Ranch to participate in her life-changing workshop "The Power of Self-Compassion", let's take a moment to introduce you to Dr. Neff.

Introducing You To Dr. Kristin Neff

Dr. Kristin Neff is a world-renowned pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion over a decade ago. She is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic of self-compassion, she is author of the book Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. In conjunction with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, she has developed an empirically supported eight-week training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, which is taught by thousands of teachers worldwide. Drs. Neff and Germer recently published a workbook based on their training program, the Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook, which is an Amazon Bestseller and the #1 New Release in Social Work. 

To get a glimpse into the feel and tone of our afternoon workshop with Dr. Neff, click on the YouTube video below to watch her ground-breaking TEDx Talk on the difference between self-esteem and self-compassion, viewed by well over 1 million people ...

The Difference Between Self-Esteem and Self-Compassion: Dr. Kristin Neff, TEDx Talk

The Power of Self-Compassion Workshop

We now welcome you into our gorgeous new great hall for a world-class event, "The Power of Self-Compassion" workshop with Dr. Kristin Neff ... 

The Great Hall at The Cedars Ranch, Designed by Award-Winning Architects | Photo: Mark Hemmings

Learn How To Live A Happier, More Fulfilling Life

"This workshop at The Cedars Ranch will provide simple tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way whenever we are experiencing painful emotions. We all want to avoid pain but letting it in—and responding compassionately to our own imperfections without harsh self-condemnation—are essential steps toward living happier, more fulfilling lives." - Dr. Kristin Neff 

The Great Hall - Modern Eco Event Space | Photo: Mark Hemmings

Learn How To Stop Being So Hard On Yourself

"Through discussion and experiential exercises, you will gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into your daily life. You will learn how to stop being so hard on yourself; motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism; and how to care for others without losing yourself." ~ Dr. Kristin Neff 

Feel Connected to the Outdoors while in our Light-Filled Great Hall | Photo: Mark Hemmings

We will take a short break mid-way through Dr. Neff's 3-hour workshop to enjoy some light snacks and refreshments while taking in the majesty of the outdoors, kindly sponsored by Multi-Health Systems.

Majestic Live Oaks at The Cedars Ranch | Photo: Al Gawlik

During This Workshop You Will Learn:

Proven strategies to cultivate emotional well-being and build inner strength 

Techniques to motivate yourself with kindness rather than self-criticism 

Effective tools to manage stress and handle difficult emotions with ease 

Practical skills to increase personal resiliency 

Methods to access your innate well-being and inner resources

You Will Experience:

Freedom from harsh self-judgements and critical inner talk

A calmer and more supportive inner life

New appreciation for yourself and your own innate capacities

Enhanced inner clarity and freshness of perspective

A deep sense of restoration and renewal 

All workshop attendees with receive a copy of Amazon Bestseller The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook by Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer. 

"This workshop is relevant for the general public as well as to practicing mental health professionals." - Dr. Kristin Neff. Our event is also prequalified for CCEUs with the International Coach Federation, in the form of 2 core competency hours and 4 resource hours. Let your friends and colleagues know about the personal and professional benefits of attending this life-giving event. Feel free to spread the word by sharing this blog post, or the ticket link below.

Get Your Tickets Today!

This afternoon workshop is part of our full-day event "Fierce Self-Compassion: Unplug Your Inner Critic". Our day is designed to allow more people attend the afternoon keynote session as a stand-alone event. To learn more about our morning sessions, read our previous blog post: "Self-Compassion Event VIP Sneak Peek".

Get your ticket today and treat yourself to this life-changing day of personal growth, self-care and transformation in the nurturing environment of The Cedars Ranch in the heart of Texas Hill Country. 

Get Your Ticket!

"The seeds of self-compassion already lie within you – learn how you can uncover this powerful inner resource and transform your life.” - Dr. Kristin Neff




Do you know why our debut wellness event on the topic of self-compassion is so meant to be? Read our operations manager Brenda Ryan's own blog post on "The Life-Changing Gift of Self-Compassion", where she shares her journey to self-compassion and the beautiful full circle moments that this event embodies for The Cedars Ranch team! 

We look forward to seeing you here on Saturday, April 27 for this self-compassion event of the year! Tune in next week for the final part of our self-compassion event sneak peek! We have a special announcement!!

Until next week,

Marilyn & Bill


The Cedars Ranch: Wedding Venue & Wellness Retreat, Wimberley TX

The Cedars Ranch is a contemporary eco event space and wellness destination designed for hosting weddings, special events, and corporate and wellness retreats. Situated on twenty acres of meandering live oak and cedar trees just outside the charming Texas Hill Country town of Wimberley, and a short 45-minute drive south of Austin, The Cedars Ranch is booking now for weddings, events and retreats. Reach out to us for more information.

Join us this April 27 at The Cedars Ranch for the self-compassion event of the year, Fierce Self-Compassion: Unplug Your Inner Critic, with special keynote speaker Dr. Kristin Neff, pioneering researcher in self-compassion from the University of Texas. Get your ticket today!

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