Featured MSC Intensives

The full eight-session MSC curriculum can be experienced in an intensive format, usually consisting of an introductory evening, four full days of training, and a final morning of training and closing. Note that intensives are primarily taught by “certified” MSC teachers who have completed additional MSC teacher training. As the name suggests, an MSC intensive is a deep dive into the practice of self-compassion. While it can be emotionally challenging, concentrated practice allows you to immerse yourself more deeply in MSC and experience its transformative potential. Click here for a schedule of upcoming MSC intensives (sorted by date) around the world. Click here for a list of CMSC-sponsored intensives offered by Chris Germer, Kristin Neff and senior teachers that directly benefit CMSC.

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May 9 - May 14, 2017

5-Day Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive - Drangshild, Iceland

Christopher Germer, Christine Braehler

Held in the beautiful South of Iceland at the roots of the Volcano Eyjafjallajökull, near to Skógafoss, glaciers and other wonders of nature. This course will be held in English.

July 9 - July 14, 2017

5-Day Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive - Elspeet, Netherlands

Kristin Neff, Christopher Germer

This program is residential and will be taught in English.

December 10 - December 15, 2017

5-Day Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive - Big Sur, CA, United States

Kristin Neff, Christopher Germer

Although the extreme winter weather in Big Sur, California resulted in multiple landslides isolating Esalen from both the north and the south, Esalen is due to re-open on June 9. However please be aware that there is a possibility of some ongoing travel inconvenience. Please see the Esalen site for updated information.

January 27 - February 4, 2018

Vietnam: Mindful Self-Compassion Training Intensive - Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Christine Braehler, Steve Hickman

CMSC and GEI invite you to join a unique 5-Day Intensive training retreat in fascinating Vietnam. Includes overnight excursion to the Mekong Delta, and an Optional Extension to Angkor Wat (Cambodia).

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