Visiting Teachers

Kristy Arbon

Kristy Arbon is the Founder and CEO of HeartWorks Training LLC, supporting people in their practice of self-compassion, mindfulness, somatic awareness, shame resilience and tapping into emergent self-wisdom. Her work has deep roots Mindful Self-Compassion, Internal Family Systems, Sensory Modulation, Brene Brown’s shame resilience model, Buddhist philosophy and exploration of archetypes.

Kristy is a qualified social worker, a certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher, a qualified fitness instructor and she has completed Internal Family Systems Level 1 training. She is the developer of the Somatic Self-Compassion curriculum and she adapted the Mindful Self-Compassion curriculum for the online environment.

She is passionate about supporting people in learning about old patterns of being that no longer serve them and transforming them into self-compassion practices so that they can go out into the world and courageously do the important work they are called for.

Kristy was born in Australia and has lived in the US for the last 13 years with her sweet American husband. She currently lives in St Louis, teaching in the US, Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, South America and online.

Events with Kristy Arbon

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) 5-day Training
June 22, 2018

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on pioneering research by Kristin Neff, PhD, and integrated with the clinical perspective of Chris Germer, PhD, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult emotions with kindness and understanding. Self-compassion is the emotional attitude of mindfulness when we contact suffering. While mindful awareness is typically directed toward moment-to-moment experience, self-compassion focuses on the experiencer. Mindfulness says, “Open to your suffering with spacious awareness and it will change.” Self-compassion adds, “Be kind to yourself in the midst of suffering and…