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MSC Core Skills Training, Salzburg , Austria

Chris Germer and Hilde Steinhauser

October 14, 2019 - October 15, 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.


Hilde Steinhauser, PG Dip in Mindfulness-Based Approaches, is a certified Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher and teacher trainer, a certified MBSR teacher and a qualified translator with a longstanding meditation practice (Zen, Vipassana). She has assisted or co-taught with Christopher Germer, Ph.D., since 2011. She was trained through the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, the Oasis Institute, Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, School of Psychology at Bangor University (UK) and the Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches in Germany. She teaches mindfulness courses, MSC and MBSR in Koeln and Borkum (Germany).

Christopher Germer, PhD is a co-developer of the MSC program and a co-founder of the Center for MSC. He is the author of the popular book, The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, and co-author (with Kristin Neff) of the professional text, Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program, and a workbook, The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook. Chris is an MSC Teacher Trainer and leads MSC intensives and workshops around the world.

Chris is also a clinical psychologist and lecturer on psychiatry (part-time) at Harvard Medical School. Chris has been integrating the principles and practices of meditation into psychotherapy since 1978. He has co-edited two influential volumes –Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy – and he is a founding faculty member of both the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School. Chris maintains a small private practice in Arlington, Massachusetts, USA, specializing in mindfulness and compassion-based psychotherapy.


Saint Virgil Salzburg
Ernst-Grein-Straße 14
Salzburg, 5026 Austria
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