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[Teachers Co., Ltd.] Teachers Co., Ltd. 5th anniversary special commemoration “Mindfulness and self-compassion”

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Press release: May 31, 2024
Teachers Co., Ltd. 5th Anniversary Special Commemoration “Toward Mindfulness and Self-Compassion”
*Teachers Co., Ltd. (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Representative: Nakaba To commemorate its 5th anniversary, Makiko will host an online dialogue event with Dr. Christopher Germer and psychiatrist and Zen monk Yasushi Kawano on June 3rd. *
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*The theme is “Self-compassion”. Leading experts Dr. Christopher Germer and Yasushi Kawano will be on stage! *
This event will be based on the new book “Mindfulness” by
self-compassion guru Dr. Christopher Germer.
While introducing the contents of “And to Self-Compassion” (Seiwa Shoten, 2024), guests
Through a dialogue with Yasushi Kawano, we will deepen the concept of self-compassion, and at the same time explore how to practice self-compassion in a way that is suitable for modern Japanese people.

* [Event Overview] *
Event name: “Mindfulness and self-compassion”
Event period: June 3, 2024 (Monday) 20:00-21:30 (+after school time) Venue: Online
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* [Contents] *
Greetings from the organizer and introduction of the speakers ● *Lecture by Dr. Christopher Germer*
Book introduction, concept of self-compassion, mindful
self-compassion, etc. (with interpretation)
● *Lecture by Yasushi Kawano*
Thoughts on “Mindfulness and Self-Compassion”, the necessity of self-compassion in Japan, etc.
● *Conversation*
About global issues such as climate issues and issues unique to modern society such as SNS and smartphones (interpretation available) ● *Question time*
Answering questions from participants (with interpretation)
● *After school time*
Interaction with participants

[Dr. Christopher Germer Profile]
A clinical psychologist who has been a leader in integrating the principles and practices of meditation into psychotherapy since the late 1970s. He was a long-time lecturer in the field of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, where he invited His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.
He is the author of “The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion,” two highly influential books in the field of clinical psychology in the United States.
“Mindfulness and Psychotherapy” and “Wisdom and Compassion in He is also the co-editor of “Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC(TM))” in 2010. Co-developed with Kristin Neff. It has grown into a program that has been taken by over 250,000 people around the world. MSC related books (”The Mindful
Self-Compassion Workbook”, “Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion He co-authored two books with Neff (both translated and published by Seiwa Shoten). Currently, he spends most of his time giving lectures and workshops on mindfulness and self-compassion around the world. Lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, near Boston.

[Profile of Yasushi Kawano]

Born in Yokohama in 1980. Since 2011, he has been practicing Zen for three and a half years at the Kenchoji Temple Dojo. From the end of 2014, he became the chief priest of Rinkoji Temple of the Rinzai Zen Kenchoji School in Yokohama. Currently, he regularly holds zazen sessions along with his danmu. For business people, he is in charge of employee training for improving mental health through mindfulness at major domestic companies such as ITOCHU Corporation, DeNA, and Ebara Corporation. Furthermore, she continues to give lectures to a wide range of audiences, including doctors, nurses, care workers, school teachers, children raising children, and seniors. Author of numerous books, co-authors, and supervisors. In addition, he is supervising Japan’s first correspondence education course on mindfulness, “Mindfulness Practical Course” (Career College Japan). He also engages in activities to popularize mindfulness through media appearances such as NHK Radio’s “Radio Midnight Flight” and TBS Radio.

*Deepening the theme through dialogue*

In this event, we will deepen the concept of self-compassion, which is often talked about in the context of personal healing. Guest Yasushi Kawano will comment on self-compassion from the perspective of Japanese Buddhism (Zen), and in the second half of the conversation, we will deepen the theme by focusing on the following two questions. * 1. How can practicing self-compassion help with global issues such as climate issues and world conflicts? *
* 2. What is the role of self-compassion in today’s society where SNS etc. control our minds? *
We will also provide an opportunity to deepen your understanding of the practice of mindfulness and self-compassion through Q&A with participants.

*Workshop hosted by Self-Compassion Circle, a general incorporated association, featuring Dr. Christopher Germer*

Following this event, “Self-Compassion for Facing Shame” with MSC(TM) developer Dr. Chris Germer will be held on July 20, 2024, sponsored by Self-Compassion Circle, a general incorporated
association that is a cooperative partner. It will be held on the 27th and the 27th. In this workshop, you will explore the nature and causes of shame, and learn how to safely and effectively transform shame through the power of self-compassion. If you practice mindfulness or meditation, you’ll find some tips on how to incorporate it into your daily practice. Clinical psychologists can also learn basic skills in helping clients deal with shame.

Together with Dr. Christopher Germer (Harvard University), co-inventor of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and a renowned world leader in the field of psychotherapy, we look at shame from the perspective of compassion. An experiential online workshop that includes lectures, meditations, exercises, and discussions.
* [Self-compassion to face shame] *
Experiential online workshop with Dr. Germer
Date and time: Saturday, July 20th and 27th, 2024
8:30 to 11:30
Venue: Online

*About business development by Teachers Co., Ltd.*
We are developing two online programs.
*Membership community for practicing mindfulness*
This is an online community that values ​​the practice of mindfulness in daily life.
By introducing awareness into your daily life, we support you in making mindfulness a habit.
*Mindfulness expert training program*
This is a 200-hour applied program where you will learn specialized knowledge from Japan’s leading mindfulness instructors, with the theme of “Let’s explore mindfulness in Japan.” We systematically teach a wide range of knowledge and skills, starting from the basics, that can be utilized in one’s own life, human relationships, and society in general.

* About Teachers Co., Ltd.*
Based on the basic philosophy of “Aiming for a society where everyone can continue to live in peace”, since its establishment in 2019, Teachers Co., Ltd. has been providing community and various courses, and corporate training, focusing on mindfulness and yoga. Planning and operation. For inquiries regarding collaboration and requests for materials such as corporate programs, please use the website below.

* 【Company Profile】*
Company name: Teachers Co., Ltd.
Head office location: 3-12-32-101 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0074 Representative Director: Makiko Nakaba
Established: June 2019
Business details: Event planning and management of courses such as mindfulness and yoga, workshops, and corporate training.
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