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MSC Core Skills & Meditation Practices in Nature - A time to befriend yourself in community and deepen your connection to Planet Earth in relation to the IDGs (Inner Development Goals), Ostana , Piemont , Italy

Mirjam Luthe

September 4, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - September 9, 2023 @ 12:00 pm

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Reconnect with your inner resources and replenish in a wild and beautiful alpine setting on the campus of the beautiful MonViso Institute in Ostana, Piemont.

This 5-day workshop includes the 4-session Core Skills (12 hours) “Introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion” (MSC).

‍This course is an easy way to get to know the MSC practice, and for those who have already taken a MSC program, to deepen it. It is an introduction to the full MSC program, yet does not qualify for teacher training. We are especially privileged to offer this new workshop partly on the campus of the real-world laboratory of MonViso Institute, a project at the cutting edge of research and education on sustainability transitions and regenerative design, and partly use the cozy space of the Centro Culturale di Ostana with its “Viso a Viso” Cooperative and be in gorgeous nature at 1,500 m asl.

MSC is an empirically-supported training based on the pioneering research of Prof. Dr. Kristin Neff and the clinical perspective of Dr. Chris Germer. It combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. Mindfulness is the first step – turning with loving awareness toward difficult experiences (emotions, sensations, thoughts). Self-compassion comes next – bringing loving awareness to ourselves. Together, mindfulness and self-compassion and the notion of common humanity comprise a state of warm, connected presence during difficult moments in our lives, which is particularly relevant during these challenging times.

Our workshop will include 4 x 3-hour afternoon MSC sessions, complemented by a similar amount of hours of Nature Meditation and Outdoor Activities during the mornings, and include a half-day silent self-compassion meditation retreat.

Time: September 4-9, 2023 (5 days, Monday noon to Saturday noon) with the possibility of earlier arrival or later departure.
Location: Monviso Institute, Ostana, Piemont, Italy (close to Torino)


September 4, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
September 9, 2023 @ 12:00 pm


Mirjam Luthe


Monviso Institute
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