Course meets 2 hours each week for 8.5 months with periodic rest breaks
TIME: 4-6 p.m. Pacific (Tuesdays)
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As an MSC teacher, you know that embodiment of self-compassion is your single most powerful teaching tool. Your actions and the quality of your presence are at least as impactful as your words. Further, your embodiment of mindfulness gives rise to the wisdom and equanimity needed to respond skillfully to suffering in both your personal life and your teaching.
Yet it’s natural that there will still be areas where we struggle in our personal self-compassion practice. Especially for those of us who were called to teaching because of our own difficulties with self-compassion, the nourishment that we receive by sharing MSC with participants is just one part of a longer personal healing path. And so an integral part of our work as teachers is continuing to be students! For these reasons, we’ve created the 8.5-month Community for Deepening Practice course, just for MSC teachers.
Starting this January, a small group of MSC teachers (all levels) will have the opportunity to gather and explore their own practice edges and strengths with the guidance of experienced MSC Teacher Trainers and Teacher Mentors, Tina Gibson and Steve Hickman.
Free of the internal pressures and expectations that may come while wearing our “teacher hats,” we’ll be free to evolve at our own pace. Common humanity will reveal that we may not be as alone as we think in not “having it all together” as MSC Teachers. We’ll also delight in discovering where our strengths are getting stronger.
In the generous reflection and warm community of your peers, you’ll take eight and a half months to re-discover the MSC curriculum from the inside, out. Slowly and experientially, you’ll deepen your personal embodiment of the skills that you wish to teach. This results in a more mature understanding of self-compassion, plus greater integrity, capacity, confidence, and authenticity as a teacher.
What the CDP for MSC Teachers is not:
Because the CDP is built upon the MSC curriculum, applicants must have completed the FULL Mindful Self-Compassion program as well as the MSC Teacher Training.
$1870 USD for 8.5-month course; payable all at once or monthly.
$250 deposit is due with your application. ($125 for applicants pending financial support decision)
Limited financial assistance is available; learn more here.
“Self-compassion takes its own time. It can’t be rushed. The CDP program is a unique opportunity to let self-compassion live and breathe in your life until it resonates in every cell of your body. The teachers embody the practice themselves and they have a special ability to weave together a supportive community as they attend to each individual’s self-compassion journey. I can’t recommend the CDP program highly enough.”
— Chris Germer