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8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion Course plus Retreat Session, Melville , Western Australia , Australia

Karen Haddon

September 17, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Weekly classes from 1:30pm (AWST) to 4:30pm (AWST). Note the class on 27 Aug will begin at 12:30pm (AWST) and finish at 4:30pm (AWST)

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Mindful Self-Compassion 8-Week Course + a Retreat Session – Saturday July 23rd t to Saturday September 17th, 2022 – 28 Hours of in-person MSC classes.

Join the Mindful Self-Compassion course & begin to make friends with yourself in a safe, nurturing, inclusive & non-judgmental environment.

Mindful Self-Compassion, this invitation to take time every day to nurture and nourish yourself is not “self-fish” but rather it is a “self-less” act. Any benefit you derive from applying what you learn in the MSC course to your life will also benefit anyone with whom you have a relationship.

The underpinning foundations of MSC are:

Mindfulness: cultivation of the capacity to be aware of and open to the unfolding of experience, both pleasant and unpleasant, in any moment. Throughout the course we begin to hold gently, kindly, and compassionately whatever we are experiencing, bringing tender care to ourselves.

Common Humanitythis aspect allows for a real felt sense of not being alone in our struggles. Overtime it is possible to acknowledge and believe that we are not alone in whatever it is that is troubling us. A term we like is “just like me”. No matter what we are experiencing there are other humans in this world, “just like me”.

Self-Kindness: this is tricky because we are so often not on our own sides. Instead, our inner voices can be incredibly harsh and unwelcoming. In fact, if we spoke to others the way we so often speak to ourselves we’d likely drive people away. Beginning to befriend ourselves, being kind and compassionate to ourselves in the face of everyday challenges, is a key component of living with compassion. When we are kind to ourselves, taking a much friendlier stance towards ourselves, the benefits ripple out to all those around us.

About The Mindful Self-Compassion Course

Who Can Participate?

Anyone open to cultivating and integrating Mindful Self-Compassion.

Class Location-Dates-Times

The classes will be held at Melville Recreation Centre, Cnr of Stock Road and Canning Highwyeach Saturday afternoon, for 9-weeks (includes retreat session), 8 classes from 1:30pm to 4:30pm and the retreat session will be from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. Across the whole of the course you will be engaging in 28 hours of in-person classes, and you will be encouraged to practice mindful self-compassion in your daily life.

What to Expect

The MSC course is a group-based program, where compassion, common humanity, and kindness, along with the qualities of non-judgement, trust, patience, respect, generosity, equity, and inclusion are infused into the teaching and group dynamic.

MSC extends across 9 weeks with 8 x 3-hour weekly classes and a 4-hour retreat session.

In each class you’ll experience MSC meditation practices and reflections, engage in paired and group discussions, in a way that feels right for you, and learn some of the theory around the concepts being introduced.

Between each session you’ll be invited to take what you learn from the session into your everyday life by incorporating MSC activities and meditations into your daily routine. You’ll be supported to do this with a course book and access to audio recorded meditation practices.

Weekly Session Topics

  • Session 1: Discovering Mindful Self-Compassion
  • Session 2: Practicing Mindfulness
  • Session 3: Practicing Loving-Kindness
  • Session 4: Discovering Your Compassionate Voice
  • Session 5: Living Deeply
  • Session R: Retreat Day
  • Session 6: Meeting Difficult Emotions
  • Session 7: Exploring Challenging Relationships
  • Session 8: Embracing Your Life


Cost: $595 for the full 9-weeks of classes, including the retreat session and access to audio recorded MSC mindfulness practices that you can download and keep.

Registration Options:

Eventbrite – Please note Eventbrite, add an additional fee of $30.81 taking the full cost to $628.81. If you would like to register via Eventbrite you can do so here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/mindful-self-compassion-8-week-course-plus-retreat-session-registration-372609694627


If you would like to pay for participation directly with the organiser via direct bank transfer, there will be no additional fee, and therefore the cost for you will be $595.  Please be in touch at [email protected] for payment details if you prefer this option.

Concessions: If you are a concession card holder, you can take the course for 15% off the normal price and for those affected by genuine financial hardship please be in touch with the organiser to speak about how we can support you to be able to participate.

Inclusivity: We welcome all people from all diverse backgrounds in this program and make every effort to compassionately hold space so that all who participate feel safe and supported.

Workbook: The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook by Kristin Neff and Chris Germer. While you’re not required to purchase this workbook to do the course, people do find it helpful as an extra resource during and beyond the course. The book retails from around $30 AUD and you can order it online from book suppliers or check out your local bookstore.

Refund Policy: A full refund will be given for cancellations up to 7 days prior to course commencement. Cancellations in the 7 days leading up to course commencement will incur a $80 administration fee, the remainder of the course fee will be refunded. Once the course commences, no refunds will be given. If you do decide that you need to defer to a future MSC course, we are happy to transfer your registration. Of course, we are compassionate humans and will consider extenuating circumstances for part of full refunds after the course commences.

If you would like to ask some questions before registering for the course, please be in touch via email at: [email protected] or PH: 0438 130 202.

Once your registration is complete Karen Haddon will contact you to organise completion of a registration for and to arrange a time for a 15-minute phone pre-course chat.


September 17, 2022
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Karen Haddon
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Melville Recreation Centre
431 Canning Highway
Melville, Western Australia 6156 Australia
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