Learn to manage difficulty with more ease and kindness
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our emotional well-being. While mindfulness increases our awareness of the present, self-compassion encourages greater kindness and understanding of periods of suffering. It also helps us accept our flaws and better understand our challenges.
MSC is a research-supported program developed by Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer. Research on self-compassion has shown that it boosts happiness and improves relationships while reducing anxiety, depression and shame. Increased levels of self-compassion can transform empathy fatigue into wholehearted engagement with others.
Who Should Attend
All are welcome. It is especially beneficial for graduates of mindfulness-based programs, such as MBCT/MBSR. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required. This program qualifies as the prerequisite for training as a Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) teacher as well as a prerequisite for training as a Making Friends with Yourself (MSC-T) teacher.
Required 30-minute Interviews by phone
Thursday June 4 & Friday June 5th (to be scheduled)
Required Orientation Session
Monday June 8th 1-3pm
Wednesday June 10th 1-4pm
Monday June 15th 1-4pm
Wednesday June 17th 1-4pm
Monday June 22nd 1-4pm
Wednesday June 24th 1-4pm
*Silent Retreat Monday June 29th 1-5pm
No session July 1st
Monday July 6th 1-4pm
Wednesday July 8th 1-4pm
Monday July 13th 1-4pm
Additional session date if needed
Wednesday July 15th 1-4pm