Teacher news

  • Embracing Diversity and Social Justice Work in Teaching MSC: Introduction to the Series

    An introduction to a series on DEI issues that we hope to explore and share with you in the year ahead. Our deepening intimacy through conversation provided us with fertile ground to unpack how the forces of oppression and privilege have impacted us in unique and shared ways. Specifically we hope to explore (a) our experiences with privilege and oppression, (b) an awareness of the ways we benefit from our privilege and have harmed others and/or been harmed by it, (c) awareness and reflection of oppression and the ways it impacts us and those around us, and (d) practices to assist us in our journey as we explore these challenging issues.

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  • Circles of Practice Expands Offerings to Specifically Include People of Color

    CMSC currently offers six Circles of Practice sessions each week that are open to any MSC graduate, but we are excited to announce the launch of an additional session specifically for People of Color communities.

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  • Chapter 8: Facilitating Group Process

    Another excerpt from, “Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals”, this time about working with groups and specifically Trauma survivors. ““Safety first” is a general rule of MSC training and it applies particularly when working with trauma survivors. Like everyone else, trauma survivors like to challenge themselves, but they also need special instruction in how to titrate the intensity of their experience and return to safety.”

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  • 2021 MSC Regional Teacher Festival Announced

    We are excited to announce our first Regional MSC Teacher Festival is currently planned for July 15-18, 2021 in the Niagara Falls region of North America, on the Canadian-US Border.

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  • Program Adaptation Incubator Extends the Reach of MSC Program

    The Program Adaptation Incubator (PAI) project was formed to support that vision of extending the reach and influence of self-compassion practice to more people, populations and settings.

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  • Updated 2020 Teacher Guide Now Available!

    The updated Teacher Guide for 2020 is now available for purchase. This version more seamlessly incorporates yang self-compassion, speaks more clearly to diversity and inclusion, and includes even more safety enhancements.

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