Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported 8-week course designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. MSC was developed by Christopher Germer, PhD, and leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy (www.MindfulSelfCompassion.org) and Kristin Neff, PhD, a pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion (www.Self-Compassion.org).
Mindful Self-Compassion Training Program
Learn to manage difficulty with more ease and kindness
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our emotional well-being. While mindfulness increases our awareness of the present, self-compassion encourages greater kindness and understanding of periods of suffering. It also helps us accept our flaws and better understand our challenges.
MSC is a research-supported program developed by Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer. Research on self-compassion have shown that it boosts happiness and improves relationships while reducing anxiety, depression and shame. Increased levels of self-compassion can transform empathy fatigue into wholehearted engagement with others.
Who Should Attend
All are welcome. It is especially beneficial for graduates of mindfulness-based programs, such as MBCT/MBSR. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required. This program qualifies as the prerequisite for training as a Mindful Self-Compassion teacher as well as a prerequisite for training as a Making Friends with Yourself (MSC-T) teacher.
Participants Will Learn
To befriend their self–critic, develop self-compassion skills, and foster goodwill towards themselves and others. The 8-week program consisting of eight 3-hour Sessions and a 4-hour Silent Retreat explores typical responses as difficulties arise. The program fee includes handouts and guided meditation download.
Dates and Times :
Tuesday evenings September 4, 11,18, 25 and October 2, 9, 16, 23 from 6pm-9pm
Saturday afternoon October 13, 2018 from 1-5pm (Silent Retreat)
Note – There is a mandatory intake interview prior to the first session – date and time to be arranged.
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Fees and Payment Options
Save $100 by registering early.
Early Bird Registration, $595 before July 15, 2018
After July 15, 2018 $695
Registration closes August 17, 2018
(1) By credit card by registering at Centre for Mindfulness Studies
(2) *By check or money order made out to/mailed/delivered to R.Beltzner, 38 Forsythe Street, Oakville, ON L6K3J7
(3) *By interac transfer to MSC@bell.net
*Note: For these payment options, please provide the following information along with your payment. Registration will not be confirmed until payment has been received.
First name, Last name
Upon request, an insurance receipt will be provided on behalf of Eileen Beltzner (Social Worker). Insurance receipts will not be available prior to the last program session.