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Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training, Sussex, UK

Chris Germer and Vanessa Hope

November 22, 2019 - November 23, 2019

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This is an in-depth version of the eight-week MSC program developed by Chris Germer and Kristin Neff. Through talks, meditation, experiential exercises, and group discussion, you learn how to:

  • Identify the three key components of self-compassion
  • Describe relevant research that supports the benefits of self-compassion
  • Practice techniques to increase self-compassion in everyday life
  • Use self-compassion to alleviate caregiver burnout.

By connecting with your natural capacity for kindness toward suffering, you can develop healthy, enduring patterns of relating to all of life’s circumstances.

Sussex Partnership – NHS Foundation Trust


Christopher Germer, PhD is a clinical psychologist and lecturer on psychiatry (part-time) at Harvard Medical School. He is a co-developer (along with Kristin Neff, PhD) and popular teacher of the Mindful Self-Compassion program. Dr. Germer is the author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, co-author of The Mindful SelfCompassion Workbook and Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program, and co-editor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy. Dr. Germer gives lectures and workshops on mindfulness and compassion around the world and has a private psychotherapy practice in Massachusetts, USA specializing in mindfulness and compassion-based psychotherapy. www.chrisgermer.com

Vanessa Hope has been a practicing yoga and meditation since 1980 and currently studies with a Zen teacher. She previously practiced as a Homeopath for 18 years and became a lecturer, supervisor and assessor for both students and practitioners. She now works full-time as a Mindfulness & Mindful Self-compassion Teacher & Trainer. Since 2001, Vanessa has taught Mindfulness courses for a wide range of groups including over 60s, low-income groups, social workers, council staff, carers, mental health groups and clinical professionals. She is a member of the core team for the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor and taught on their MSc in Mindfulness-Based Approaches for 5 years. She still facilitates Professional Training Programs and acts as a supervisor and assessor for them. Vanessa has always felt kindness and compassion to be at the heart of mindfulness, so in 2014 she trained to teach the Mindful Self-Compassion Course with Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff and is now enjoying this deeply rewarding work as a Teacher Trainer of MSC.



November 22, 2019
November 23, 2019


Sussex Mindfulness Centre


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