For your safety and wellbeing, we would like to make sure that this program is a good fit for you at this time and will meet your needs. Although participants take primary responsibility for their own safety and well-being in an MSC Intensive, we would also like to be sure that this program is a good fit for you at this time. In order to assist you and the teachers in making this determination, please take some time to read the following statement and answer the following questions.
Please note: The information you provide will only be reviewed by experienced Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) teachers and not by administrative personnel. You will only be contacted if there are concerns. Contact would take place within a week or so of submission of this form. The purpose of contact would be to clarify and discuss any safety and suitability issues that may be identified.
MSC is taught in a variety of formats and an Intensive is the most emotionally challenging format to learn MSC. An MSC Intensive is 5 days of full immersion in self-compassion and participants do not have as much time to digest the course material and they don’t have access to their usual social supports. The depth of the training also means that difficult emotions are more likely to surface. Nonetheless, the deep dive into self-compassion that happens at an Intensive is a unique opportunity to experience its transformative potential.
To create an optimal learning experience, Intensives are only taught by Certified MSC Teachers (the highest level of training). All participants are encouraged to engage in the Intensive to the extent that they feel comfortable, and not more. However, participants should consider in advance whether they are ready for this kind of learning experience or if a different MSC format might be preferable at this point in time. If you are unsure, please contact a teacher for further discussion. In some cases, it may be best to work with a licensed healthcare practitioner before engaging in an intensive format of an MSC program.