MSC can be experienced in an intensive format, with the 8 sessions occuring over consecutive days including the extra retreat session.
The MSC intensive follows the same format and content as the 8-week program.
Due to work or family commitments the intensive training may work better for some, it allows participants to fully immerse themselves in MSC. There are options of retreat style residential MSC intensives or non-residential.
This 5-Day is a non-residential. The Sophia venue itself is serene and extremely comfortable, with beautiful gardens and welcoming facilities.
The first session occurs on the Thursday evening. The next four days are from 9:30am – 4:30am. During each day there will be 2 sessions taught. With the exception of the Sunday with will be 9am – 5pm as the morning will be a 4-hour silent retreat.
‘This has been a life changing course for me. I finally have a solid way to respond to my empathic resonance and intense emotions. And turning the loving kindness towards my wandering mind and critic was revolutionary. There was something bigger as well that I can’t quite put my finger on, but this approach to suffering in myself and others just feels right.’ – past participant