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 Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing, Sensory Modulation, Brene Brown’s shame resilience model, Mindful Self-Compassion, Internal Family Systems, 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 Somatic Experiencing Level 1 and 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 15 years with her sweet American husband. She currently lives in St Louis, Missouri and Mylor, South Australia, teaching trauma-informed self-compassion in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Bhutan, Singapore, and online.

Events with Kristy Arbon

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) 5-day Training
September 27, 2020

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…