*Please note that this program was initially advertised as a 5-Day MSC. All people registered are not offered this 8-Week Online version due to the cancellation of all in person programs.
MSC is a resource building, empirically supported training program developed by Dr’s Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff. It is an experiential journey — an adventure in self-discovery and self understanding, offering periods of instruction, contemplation and periods of practice. The intention of MSC is to teach participants workable ways to be self-compassionate rather than teaching about self-compassion. This enables a shift from the cognition to the felt sense of living a balanced compassionate life.
Self-Compassion can be learned by anyone, even those of us who did not learn these skills as children. The key is to be a slow learner, allowing the pace of learning itself to be compassionate.
Your Teachers: Tina Gibson was granted Certification in 2015, by the Mindfulness-Based Professional Teaching Institute (MBPTI), University of California San Diego (UCSD). She is the only MSC Teacher Trainer, Teacher Mentor in Australia. She practices what she teaches and brings warmth, gentle humour and steadiness to her online teaching.
Pete Gibson co-teaches with Tina, he is a trained counselor and an experienced MSC teacher. From over 30 years of working in the building industry, Pete has seamlessly moved into group work. He values compassion and understands the need for people to have places where they can connect and feel the strength of vulnerability and the courage of compassion. He listens deeply and practices what he teaches.
We will meet online every Thursday evening 6 – 9pm Adelaide Australia timezone.
The first session of this program is in addition to the next 8-weeks. It is offered as an introduction to the online environment. It also functions to deepen a sense of understanding of both the MSC program and our group.
There will be an online retreat session offered on the morning of Saturday May 23rd. This is between week 5 and 6 of the MSC program.