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5 -Day Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive, Yarra Junction , Victoria , Australia

Kathleen Cator and Tina Gibson

August 7, 2017 - August 11, 2017

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This 5-day residential program is an intensive form of the internationally recognized, eight-session Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff. It is open to laypeople and professionals alike.


One of the most important outcomes is to learn to genuinely give oneself the care and compassion in the way we naturally give to others.

Skills and practices taught in the program will enable you to

  • Practice self-compassion in daily life
  • Understand the science of self-compassion
  • Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Manage caregiver fatigue
  • Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation
  • Teach simple self-compassion exercises to clients mindfulness and self-compassion into daily life

This program can be claimed as CPD, and fulfils a pre-requisite for MSC teacher training.

VENUE: The Yarra Valley Living Centre (70km outside Melbourne in the beautiful Yarra Valley)

The Yarra Valley Living Centre is home to the Gawler Cancer Foundation that has provided educational retreat programs for over 30 years. Gawler’s caring and experienced staff will ensure that you can restore your physical health with delicious plant based wholefood meals, morning yoga and massages. Bus service available from airport and Melbourne CBD.


Yarra Valley Living Centre – home to The Gawler Cancer Foundation
55 Rayner Court
Yarra Junction, Victoria 3797 Australia
+61 0359671730


An ideal opportunity to fully immerse yourself in self care and self compassion practice, by being in a beautiful natural environment, nourishing and nurturing your body with organic food, morning yoga and massage.