This year, we have been busy making exciting improvements to the essential and recommended MSC teaching materials. We would like to update you on these important changes to make sure…
Programas piloto TTP (Prácticas de Formación de Profesores) que se ofrecerán a los profesores existentes en otoño de 2019 Desde el primer Teacher Training del MSC a principios de 2014,…
MSC Teachers who are also therapists now have two new monthly opportunities to come together monthly to share how we use and apply MSC and self-compassion in one-to-one therapy, and…
—✦— Since the first MSC Teacher Training in early 2014, the pathway for becoming a teacher of MSC has stayed basically the same and has served us well as CMSC…
By Jennifer Ayres, PhD
A cherished painting, a well-loved game of Candy Land, and an old journal: A Texas psychologist excavates the many layers of her self-compassion (r)evolution.
by Krista Gregory, MDiv
Amidst unprecedented rates of burnout and suicide, RCT shows that abbreviated MSC program provides much-needed relief to health care professionals.
As a result of our continuing collaboration with the Compassion Institute, we are pleased to announce that all MSC teachers may take online offerings of Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) and…
By Aimee Eckhardt CDP Creator and Communications Manager Center for Mindful Self-Compassion April 19, 2019 -✹- As an MSC teacher, you know that your embodiment of self-compassion is your single…
By Lyndi Smith
Low-back pain is a big deal. An estimated 80% of the population will suffer from back pain at some point. Read five self-compassionate responses that can help.
The following guidelines are designed to facilitate widespread dissemination of the principles and practices of the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC™) program while maintaining the integrity and consistency of the program, the quality of teaching, and the intellectual property of Chris Germer and Kristin Neff
By Steve Hickman
Introducing new peer consultations sessions designed to share best practices in integrating self-compassion into your therapy practice.
By Dr. Cynthia Phelps
As an MSC teacher, you have the opportunity to be the missing link for those who want to recover.
By Dr. Cynthia Phelps
Shame and recovery: How self-compassion stepped in where rehab left off
By Dr. Steve Hickman
As the Jedi Master Yoda famously said “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”
Since the release of The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook by Chris Germer and Kristin Neff, MSC teachers around the world have been wondering how the release of this book could help…
Translators are MSC’s “link” the rest of the world. How can we better support you?
Teaching MSC is a lifelong exploration, and we need each others’ help along the way.
Male cultural conditioning favors a bias toward developing so-called “hard” skills that are outwardly focused and do not involve gentle and tender emotions, as opposed to “soft” skills that are inwardly focused and involve softer, more vulnerable emotions.
By Steve Hickman
The future of MSC is going to be adaptations of the program. What can you dream up?
By Daniel Ellenberg, PhD
A startling number of men suffer in silence. They hide their pain, often from even themselves. Self-compassion leads men to the source of their own inner strength.
By Chris Germer
Teaching the 3 Paradoxes of Shame in your classes
With the recent publication of the Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook, MSC teachers now have a rich new resource to share with participants.
by Steve Hickman
Through a collaboration with the Courage of Care organization, CMSC is proud to sponsor this free webinar for MSC teachers to explore an important and timely topic.
The New 2019 Teacher Guide has been released!
by Chris Germer
I had the privilege of hosting the MSC Circles of Practice on New Year’s Eve day with MSC graduates and teachers from all over the world. As a community, I think we stepped beyond the usual new year “fix this and do that” and into a shared space of potential and power.
A recent study examined the effects of dog ownership on veterans with symptoms of post-traumatic stress. This research suggests that being a dog owner may be a way to access and cultivate the warmth and comfort provided by self-compassion through connecting with the loving presence of a canine friend.
By Steve Hickman
“The beatings will continue until morale improves!” In the new year, what would it be like to motivate yourself out of love and positive regard for yourself rather than criticism, judgment and shaming?
by Martin Thomson-Jones
Less pressure on teachers, more reinforcement for participants.
Written by Cassondra Graff, M.S., LCSW
Something inside me said “Go!” So I did.
I went to Vietnam in the Spring of 2018 with an international delegation of like-minded people with two objectives: firstly, to bring the Mindful Self-Compassion, MSC program to Vietnam and make the program more accessible to the locals; and secondly to enable Vietnam to self-sustain MSC programs in the future. We would ultimately achieve these objectives with our Vietnamese partners and the generosity of people from all over the world…
모든 MSC지도자는 Trained Teacher가 되기 위해 반드시 그룹 Zoom 컨설테이션 회기에 참여해야 합니다. 그런데 컨설테이션 회기에 한번도 참석하지 않거나 10회기를 마치지 않고 MSC를 가르치는 선생님들이 있다는 사실을 알게 되었습니다. 그래서 CMSC는 trained teacher가 되기 위한 절차에 대해서 분명하게 알려드립니다. 일단 6박 7일간의 MSC지도자 훈련과정을 마치게 되면 여러분은 [훈련 중에 있는 지도자 (Teacher in Training)]로간주됩니다.이 때반드시 10번의 온라인 Zoom 그룹컨설테이션에 등록해야 MSC 프로그램을…