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5-Day Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive (non-residential), Adelaide , South Australia , Australia

Tina Gibson and Emma Willoughby and Peter Gibson

March 23, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - March 27, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

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Do you:

  • have an inner voice that is harsh?
  • feel a relentless push toward self-improvement?
  • wish to learn ways to build supportive relationships towards yourself, others and your life?

This resource building program may be just what you need.

What is Mindful Self-Compassion?

Mindful Self-Compassion is an empirically supported course developed by Christopher Germer (PhD) and Kristin Neff (PhD) designed to cultivate self-compassion and mindfulness skills. MSC helps us learn to befriend all aspects of ourselves and build a warm-hearted response to our daily experience, especially during difficult times.

MSC also helps us to:

  • tap into and build our emotional strength and resilience (and lower levels of anxiety and depression)
  • treat ourselves with the same kind understanding we would a good friend
  • motivate, support and encourage ourselves
  • meet difficult emotions with greater ease
  • care for ourselves whilst caring for others
  • build more satisfying personal relationships
  • live more authentically

MSC 5 Day Intensive Format (non-residential):

Online information session is required: Monday 7 – 8pm the 20th March

All other sessions will be in the serene location of The Sophia Venue – Cumberland Park, Adelaide, South Australia

Thursday: 6:30 – 8:30pm

Friday – Monday: 9.30 -12.30 (Lunch 1 hour) 1.30 – 4.30pm

*on Sunday the morning session will be a practice retreat

All participants will be provided with a copy of The MSC Workbook

Why choose the intensive format?

Due to work, or life commitments the 8-week MSC may simply not be possible, therefore the intensive training format is the perfect option. The intensive allows participants to fully immerse themselves in MSC and deepen into both their understanding and practice of MSC. There are options of retreat style residential MSC intensives or non-residential, this offering is a non-residential one. 

It can take extra energy and requires participants to carve out these 5-days from other busy work commitments etc. We ensure that there are the three experienced teachers present and available for these 5-days – for extra support to ensure a steady flow of both teaching and practice over the 5-days.

Your Teachers:

Tina Gibson: A passionate, experienced and warm-hearted MSC & Mindfulness Teacher with extensive experience within health, education and community sectors. Tina is currently the only Certified MSC Teacher Trainer and Mentor in Australia and has taught MSC to people from all walks of life and alongside both Kristin Neff and Chris Germer.

Emma Willoughby: With a background in social work and two decades worth of working in mental health advocacy/promotion, Emma has learnt self-compassion can truly make a difference. Emma teaches from the heart, bringing her lived commitment to MSC as a gentle and authentic ongoing way of living.

Pete Gibson: Pete brings a wealth of experience of ‘getting along with folk’ – built from years of working within the building industry – supporting his fellow colleagues and later transitioning into counselling and teaching MSC. His listening skills are warm and steady.

Keeping a COVID-19 safe:

We will be ensuring social distancing and hygiene requirements are met.

To do so we ask that you please provide your own lunch and comfort items such as rugs/yoga mats. We will provide herbal teas, and Sophia has a fully equipped kitchen.


March 23, 2023 @ 6:30 pm
March 27, 2023 @ 5:00 pm


The Sophia Venue
225 Cross Road Cumberland Park
Adelaide, South Australia 5041 Australia
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