Course meets 2 hours each week for 8 months (with periodic rest breaks)
July 6, 2020 – Feb. 22, 2021
— Chris Germer
During the foundational Mindful Self-Compassion training, many participants experience the extraordinary nourishing and healing quality of self-compassion for the first time. With sustained commitment, practice, and dedication, a deep level of embodiment and integration can begin to take root in the practitioner’s daily life.
For this reason, we created the Community for Deepening Practice (CDP).
Because this is a graduates’ course, CDP is a deepening and elaboration of MSC. Participants re-commit to integrating and embodying self-compassion into daily life through regular, long-term practice in community with others. This more slowly paced, spiral learning approach allows participants to savor the practices anew as a way to consciously embody, expand, and deepen their learning.
“I treasured this time as an essential home base — a place to reconnect with my true self, with a loving community, and with the safety of wise guidance. This time reinforced the concept of common humanity which is a struggle for me personally. I was surrounded by teachers and role models — not of perfection, but of imperfectly continuing to show up with intention, openness, curiosity, wonder, struggles, impatience, confusion, and tenderness. These times were infinitely rich and so precious to me.
2019 CDP Graduate