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Self-Compassion Essentials

  • Chrysalis Institute 213 Roseneath Road Richmond, VA 23221 (map)

Slow down and put yourself first for a change...and learn why that’s so important! Learn tips for better self-care and mindfulness techniques to help you practice self-compassion. No meditation or mindfulness experience necessary.

This is for you if you:

  • Are curious about the practice of self-compassion

  • Want to learn about more about mindfulness meditation

  • Have too tight a schedule to attend a longer program

Sandra Tan, LCSW, and Lisa Halberstadt, MS

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Sandra Tan, LCSW works as an oncology supportive counselor in a hospital in Richmond VA. Her clinical interest is in integrating mainstream psychotherapy interventions with complementary therapies such as mindfulness, self-compassion, guided imagery, and expressive arts to enhance the body mind connection for healing and self-care. Sandra has been meditating and exploring multiple body-mind practices since the 90s and studied with different teachers in Europe, Asia and USA. She is a trained Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher
through the UCSD School of Medicine.


Lisa Halberstadt, MS, has worked as a psychotherapist, neuropsychological assessor, and psychiatric genetics researcher. Retiring early to engage in family elder care, she has pursued her long-held interest in contemplative practices. Lisa’s curiosity about the intersection of mindfulness meditation and Judaism led her to complete the Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training program through the Institute for Jewish Spirituality.  She also is a trained teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion and Wise Aging and serves on the Chrysalis Institute faculty. Lisa is a long-time volunteer with Side by Side (supporting LGBTQ+ youth) and co-leads the Richmond chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom (bringing Muslim and Jewish women together for peace).

$50/general public

Saturday, February 23

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