Online Class Series

Dharma Institute

The Art of Self-Compassion with Chronic Pain

Loving a hurting body is not easy. When things are rough, kindness and compassion can soften that experience. For many of us, however, being compassionate to ourselves is challenging, especially when we struggle with chronic pain and health challenges. Throughout this class series you will learn how to use the tools of self-compassion to help your brain and nervous system counterbalance their autopilot modes around pain. Together, we will explore the latest scientific research on pain and self-compassion and combine it with ancient wisdom and compassion teachings. Each class session will contain brief lectures, practical exercises, guided meditations, small and large group sharings, and Q&As. This event is suitable for people living with chronic pain as well as healthcare providers working with people suffering from chronic pain.

Continuing Education: 8 CE Credits


This program offers 8 CE Credits Continuing Education (CE) credits for $80 for , and may be applicable for other licenses. Please review our CEC information page for full provider information.

To be eligible for Continuing Education Credits (CECs), you must:

  • Register and pay for CECs by 4:30 p.m. PT, the business day before the program. After the program begins, no retroactive CECs will be given and the CEC fee is non-refundable.
  • Attend in full and fulfill all attendance requirements and next steps. No exceptions. Please review the CEC information page for attendance requirements.


Learning Objectives

Additional notes

  • For full provider information, and additional CEC information, including attendance requirements, cancellation, and grievance policies, please visit our CEC information page.
  • Spirit Rock is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16905, for 8 contact hours.
  • Credit is awarded for instructional time only and does not include extended silent meditation, if offered.
  • For those with a different license or with a license from a different licensing board, please contact your licensing board directly to ask if CE credit from the above-approved sponsors is accepted. Spirit Rock does not confirm applicability of credit for those with licenses different than those listed above.

Teaching Team

Christiane Wolf, MD

Christiane Wolf, MD


Christiane Wolf, MD, PhD is a former physician, Dharma and mindfulness teacher. She is the author of "Outsmart Your Pain - Mindfulness and Self-Compassion to Help You Leave Chronic Pain Behind" and co-author of “A Clinician’s Guide to Teaching Mindfulness”.

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