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. Participants will learn to: understand the science of self-compassion, practice self-compassion in daily life, motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism, meet difficult emotions with greater ease, transform challenging relationships, learn tools to manage caregiver fatigue, and teach simple self-compassion practices to others. This program fulfills the pre-requisite for MSC teacher training. 30 CE hours available through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Kristin Neff, Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
Christopher Germer, The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion
"Now I greet you from the other side of sorrow and despair, with a love so vast and shattered, it will reach you everywhere." - Leonard CohenThis MSC Intensive is held in the beautiful Gatineau River corridor of Quebec (40 min from Canada's capital of Ottawa, 6 hours North from New York and Boston). Course cost is in Canadian $ (US exchange = +/- 30% savings). We invite you to be held in the natural embrace of the northern boreal forest on unceded territories of the Algonquin Nation. This program fulfills the pre-requisite for MSC teacher training. 30 CE hours available through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. There are many B&Bs and quaint inns in the area, as well as some lodging and camping facilities at Gaia Wellness Center. Intensive course fee includes a delicious catered vegetarian lunch daily. Participants are responsible for their own transportation, lodging, breakfasts and dinners.