This year, we have been busy making exciting improvements to the essential and recommended MSC teaching materials. We would like to update you on these important changes to make sure that you are providing the most accurate and up-to-date resources to your MSC participants.
The Handout Booklet is the essential resource for MSC participants during the 8-week course, to be used in conjunction with the MSC Workbook. Revised in January 2019, the Handout Booklet is a slimmer version of its predecessor and has just received a shiny, new makeover. Reduced from 57 to 20 pages this should cut printing costs considerably and is free to download on Power School Learning here.
The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook
The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook was published in 2018 and is highly recommended as a companion to the MSC course and as a supplement to the Handout Booklet. Participants should be encouraged to buy the workbook for the MSC course or teachers can provide it for them and add a little surcharge to the course fee. The workbook was designed for home study and practice and not for use in the classroom itself. Some of the reported benefits to participants include:
- supplements what is learned in class
- reduces the need to take notes
- helps prepare for class
- easy to review a missed session
- supports home practice
The MSC Teacher Guide
The MSC Teacher Guide (English language) was also revised in Jan 2019. The basic structure of the MSC program has remained that same as the old 2017 edition. However, there were many changes to the wording of the various topics, practices and exercises to make the program easier to teach and easier for students to understand precisely what we are doing and why. This edition now also includes essential CMSC policies and procedures. If you haven’t already purchased your copy, we recommend doing so here.
Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals
Due for release on August 15, this is a comprehensive resource for the MSC program, including the latest research on self-compassion, fine points of pedagogy, and the complete curriculum. The book will be essential reading for all new MSC teachers and will replace the Teacher Handbook that is currently distributed at Teacher Trainings (English language only, until translations are published).
You can pre-order your copy from Amazon or Guildford Press, with a 20% discount for MSC teachers. https://www.