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UCSF Faculty & Staff Assistance Program Presents:

Mindfulness-Based Self-Compassion Program

The purpose of the 8-week course is to increase self-awareness through a heart centered approach. Through the lens of self-compassion, this mindfulness course will promote greater self-acceptance, an increased ability to endure difficult emotions, and provide self-soothing techniques during moments of inner chaos. Through practice, planting the seeds of mindfulness self-compassion can result in the healing of old self-defeating patterns such as self-criticism and blame. Over time, and with the support of a group, the subtler qualities of self-compassion, wisdom, and inner stability can emerge.

  • The group is open to all UCSF faculty, staff, residents, postdocs, and clinical fellows.
  • The free 8-week Mindfulness-Based Self-Compassion Program will be held at Parnassus on Mondays from 12–1 p.m.
  • 8-week schedule and location will be announced at the introduction session.

Presenters: Edward Pacheco, Psy.D. & Melanie Chinchilla, Ph.D.

Questions? Please email the Faculty & Staff Assistance Program at

Event Details

  • Shane O'Neil-Hart
  • Wolfram Alderson
  • Tiffany Criger

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